Aerospace IndustryAerospace manufacturing and air travel
August 2010 | By George C. Larson, Member, NAA
On May 20, 1932 Amelia Earhart set off in her Lockheed Vega from Newfoundland intending to fly to Paris. Nearly 15 hours later, she landed in Robert Gallagher's cow pasture in Ballyarnott, in Derry, Northern Ireland, instead, thereby becoming the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.Mrs. Gal...
July 12, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
How 30 years changed the world's most complex flying machine.
July 2010 | By Michael Klesius
Why families still travel in Wacos.
June 2010 | By John Fleischman
CNN.com readers responded enthusiastically to a report of a flight attendant sitting in for an ill co-pilot with quotes from Airplane!musishun Timmy, have you ever seen a grown man naked?Zykman Get me Rex Kramer!DBCOOPER1 you're Kareem Abdul Jubbar! .....no I'm not , I'm Roger Murdock!MadCityBabe "...
June 22, 2010 | By Pat Trenner
The risk to airplanes from the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland was more than just the danger of jet engines shutting down in flight. The ash could also have led to long-term damage that's harder to spot. After a NASA DC-8 flew through a volcanic ash cloud in 2000, researchers...
May 27, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
A team of photographers captures Discovery's long journey to the launch pad.
May 17, 2010 | By The Editors
Two professors analyze the stats.
May 2010 | By Craig Mellow
After being shut down due to worries about volcanic ash choking jet engines, air traffic resumed over Europe last week, as seen in this visualization produced by the folks at ITO World.
April 28, 2010 | By Tony Reichhardt
Green America's February 2010 report, What Goes Up Must Come Down: The Sorry State of Recycling in the Airline Industry, takes the study of garbage to new heights. It seems that the average passenger generates 1.3 pounds of refuse per flight, which doesn't sound like a lot, until you consider that ...
March 26, 2010 | By Rebecca Maksel
There aren’t many companies that can make an airliner fit for a king.
March 2010 | By Roger A. Mola
Kelly Johnson was a giant in aircraft design. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, we find out how his legend grew.
March 2010 | By Peter Garrison
Last week, Air New Zealand announced in breathless language that they had finally solved the problem of sleeping in economy class. "Air New Zealand will transform international air travel later this year when it introduces revolutionary, Kiwi-designed lie-flat economy" seats, read a company press r...
February 03, 2010 | By Mike Klesius
November 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
They may well be. But don't look for them anytime soon.
October 26, 2009 | By Michael Klesius
Let's just say it's not like it is in the movies.
September 24, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel
It took a maze of valves and venturis—and a trio
of tycoons—to whisk passengers into the stratosphere.
September 2009 | By Nick D'Alto
Our maxim: The airlines giveth, and the airlines taketh away.
September 2009 | By The Editors
Memo to bad guys: Wanna know what U.S. warplanes you’ll tangle with in the future? Visit an aerospace model shop.
September 2009 | By Chad Slattery
Or is it just meant to make us feel like we're doing something?
August 26, 2009 | By Rebecca Maksel