An attempt to make the first round-the-world flight in a solar-powered plane has got off to a flying start. Solar Impulse 2 has completed its maiden
Severe sandstorms in Abu Dhabi are threatening to ground the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 which is due to take the skies on Saturday (Mar
Intelligent, extremely tough and ultralight; these are the anticipated characteristics of the materials that will be used to build planes of the
A plane powered by the sun, the Solar Impulse 2, has left Switzerland in a cargo flight bound for Abu Dhabi. Once there, it will attempt a flight
Most of us take flying for granted, but for passengers with reduced mobility, taking a plane can be quite a challenge. Nowadays, getting on and off
Missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may have turned south earlier than previously thought, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss
UK-based company Malloy Aeronautics has developed a new type of helicopter which they call a quadcopter. They have already manufactured a model, one
“Look beyond Europe,” for the reasons the aerospace industry continues to enjoy growth. That’s the advice of Alan Pardoe of Airbus.
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It has been a record-breaking 62nd edition of the Farnborough International Airshow, with over 1,500 exhibitors taking part.
The only sector not
Big, big and bigger. At first sight, size seems to be what matters for the aerospace industry. But if you look closer, innovation can pack a powerful
Colin Clark is the Editor of Breaking Defense and an expert on the impact of conflict on the aerospace industry. In this interview he assesses the
It dominates the ground at the Farnborough Airshow near London.
Airbus makers are hoping the A380 will be ever present in the skies of the future
The Textron Scorpion fighter jet made its debut on the international stage at the Farnborough Airshow. It has been described as a “budget” jet and
Components designed by computer and produced on a 3D printer are becoming more commonplace.
The aviation industry is leading the way. In the
Since its launch last year excitement has been growing over how Google Glass will be used.
Billed as one of the next big things in consumer
Airbus has received a boost in its challenge to its arch rival reclaiming the top spot from Boeing for commercial orders.
They posted an industry
Better aerodynamics can make an airplane more reliable and environmentally friendly. But how can we measure the air flow around the aircraft during a
What happens to a plane after it touches down for the very last time? After millions of air miles, the workhorses of the sky become simply a mass of
A cure for jet-lag could be a step closer after scientists pinpointed a gene which stops us from adjusting to new time zones.
No records were broken in this year’s air show but the final balance of the Bourget this year is still remarkable from a commercial point of view. We
At Le Bourget this year, ATR registered 173 orders worth more than three billion euros, a record for the company in a single air show.
Everyday, millions of people experience increasingly complex and intrusive security checks before they board for their flight.
Piloting an aeroplane with touch screens like a tablet? It’s possible – indeed it’s in out near future.
Richard Perrot, Director of Marketing
There are over 3,000 accredited journalists at Le Bourget.
Their work is not easy. First, because the events, announcements of new contracts, and
Total orders at the end of day one of the Paris air-show might have topped $30bn, but sales are not restricted to manned aircraft alone.
Today we started to film a report on drones – remote-controlled planes. It is a booming sector that sees European producers in fierce competition