The Rising Cost of Jet Fighters Accelerates Autonomous Jet Development

Expensive jets like the F-35 are accelerating the development of cheaper autonomous aircraft.

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Aerospace Composite Parts, Without the Autoclave

Carbon nanotube film includes resistance heating embedded into the part.

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Boeing Quietly Unveils Its New 737 MAX 10

Largest version of the 737 arrives under a cloud of uncertainty for the MAX jet family.

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Composite Enhancing Nano-Barrier Could Change Spacecraft Construction

Researchers has developed a nano-barrier for composites that enhances their integrity.

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Boeing CEO Resigns and 737 MAX Production Halts as Crisis Deepens

The FAA won’t commit to a deadline for returning the plane to service.

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Airbus Looks to Reduce Emissions (and Maybe More) by Flying Craft in Formation

Airbus is set to test computer-controlled tandem commercial flights, but is there more to the test?

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Behavior of Gas Mixtures Under Shock Waves Challenges 200-Year-Old Physical Law—and Could Make Better Engines

New research could lead to better modelling of combustion process in auto and jet engines.

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How the World’s First Solid State Aircraft Achieves Propulsion with No Moving Parts

High voltage electrodes both ionize the air and accelerate it behind the aircraft

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Cracks Found on Boeing’s 737 NG Pickle Forks

Damage is occurring far sooner in the plane’s lifespan than anticipated.

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NASA Plans to Park a Spacecraft in Lunar Orbit

The Gateway spacecraft would serve as a waystation on the way to the moon.

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737 MAX Senate Hearings Expose Deep Flaws at Boeing

Faulty MCAS system was poorly developed, rushed through testing, and concealed from pilots.

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When Will We Get Electric Planes?

The aviation industry is working on an answer to “flying shame”—but it may take some time.

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Researchers Build Tiny Flying Robots Designed to Withstand Collisions with Zero Damage

The RoboBee is a microrobot powered by soft actuators and is the first of its kind.

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Study Explores Using Swarm of Tiny Drones to Transform Search-and-Rescue Operations

A joint research team release the results of their project exploring swarm robotics.

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