aviation

Bell's New Design Could Make Helicopters Quieter—and Safer

Bell's New Design Could Make Helicopters Quieter—and Safer

The new aircraft, which ditches the noisy tail rotor for four fans, may also be a step toward electric-powered flight.

Volocopter extends Series C funding to $94M with backing from logistics giant DB Schenker and others

Autonomous air mobility company Volocopter has added to the Series C funding round it announced in September 2019. The German electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft maker announced

Former Australian Prime Minister Claims ‘Top Levels’ of Malaysian Government Suspected Pilot of Missing Plane MH370

A Malaysian-led independent investigation report released in 2018 said the plane's course was changed manually

Boeing Finds Another Issue With 737 Max Jets — Debris in Fuel Tanks

The fuel tank debris was discovered during maintenance on parked planes

Boeing Finds Another Issue With 737 Max Jets — Debris in Fuel Tanks

The fuel tank debris was discovered during maintenance on parked planes
How your favorite airline can slash its colossal carbon emissions

How your favorite airline can slash its colossal carbon emissions

If the airline industry were its own country, it would emit more heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the air than nearly every nation on Earth. To quell these prodigious emissions, and to prepare for a

Volocopter and Grab to study the feasibility of deploying air taxi services in Southeast Asia

Air mobility startup Volocopter will be working together with on-demand transportation, food delivery and payments company Grab on a feasibility study around air mobility in Southeast Asia. The joint

Coronavirus Has Reduced China’s Aviation Market to Smaller Than Portugal’s

China's aviation market has fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal

Coronavirus Has Reduced China’s Aviation Market to Smaller Than Portugal’s

China's aviation market has fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal
Airbus is testing a new aircraft that requires up to 20 percent less fuel

Airbus is testing a new aircraft that requires up to 20 percent less fuel

Flying is bad for the environment and its impact is expected to get even worse in the coming years. It's vital for aircraft manufacturers to come up with new solutions that reduce aviation's carbon
Turboprop Competition Heats Up in Developing Asia

Turboprop Competition Heats Up in Developing Asia

Economic growth has created new demand for turboprop aircraft in developing regions. Competition in the sector is fierce, particularly as Boeing and Airbus line up against each other in yet another
Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

Alaska Airlines Enters Oneworld Alliance and 5 Other Top Aviation Stories This Week

This week in airline news, after years being unaligned, Alaska Airlines is joining Oneworld. The carrier is also ramping up its codesharing agreement with American Airlines to include international
Airbus' Blended-Wing Maveric Hits the Skies

Airbus' Blended-Wing Maveric Hits the Skies

Starting with the small-scale model 'Maveric', the planemaker says this new design could produce major efficiency gains.
Two-thirds of international flights from China canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

Two-thirds of international flights from China canceled amid coronavirus outbreak

The scale of air traffic decline in such a short time is unprecedented.

British Airways Flight Crosses the Atlantic in Less Than 5 Hours

The flight set a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flying between New York and London

Kobe Bryant Helicopter Pilot Had Nearly Cleared Blinding Clouds Before Crash: Investigators

Investigators estimate the helicopter would've broken through into clear air in a matter of seconds
More Aviation Companies Withdraw From Singapore Airshow

More Aviation Companies Withdraw From Singapore Airshow

More international aviation companies are withdrawing from the Singapore Airshow as concerns around the novel coronavirus outbreak mount.
South Africa President Objects to Airline Plan to Cut Routes

South Africa President Objects to Airline Plan to Cut Routes

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government disagrees with a decision by administrators of the country’s state-owned airline to cut almost all domestic routes as part of a turnaround
New Yorkers, Travel Industry Slam Trump’s Global-Entry Halt

New Yorkers, Travel Industry Slam Trump’s Global-Entry Halt

The Trump administration’s blocking of time-saving international travel programs for New Yorkers has the governor seething and the travel industry warning of slowdowns, looser security and other