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This Aircraft Is Longer Than A Football Field And Yet, It Flies

You know how some sci-fi, fantasy manga always had incredible size machines like aircraft. Well, the Stratolaunch aircraft you see here is not straight out of any manga, though. It could very be because, it is undoubtedly a mind-boggling aircraft of gigantic proportion. In fact, it is the world’s largest plane and the biggest aircraft mankind has ever put into the sky, ever. Continue reading This Aircraft Is Longer Than A Football Field And Yet, It Flies

Someone Is Selling An Original Concorde Turbojet Engine With Afterburner On Ebay

Want to be the envy of fellow aviation nuts? Well then, may we suggest that you grab the original Rolls-Royce Olympus Turbojet engine (593-610) that was once fitted on the supersonic passenger airliner, Concorde, currently put up on sale on eBay. Yes. You read that right. A Concorde Turbojet engine is up for up grab. Like, what are the odds, right? To find one for sale is already a rarity these days. To find one that is the only Concorde engine sold by British Airways with its afterburner still attached to it and with the original serial number is even rarer. Continue reading Someone Is Selling An Original Concorde Turbojet Engine With Afterburner On Ebay

Israel’s First Moon Landing Mission Ends In A Crash

It was to be another space-related history made in a space (pun not intended) of two days. Prior to the simultaneous, worldwide revealing of the first ever image of a black hole, Israel’s moon lander was preparing for a historic touchdown on the moon with its $90 million Beresheet spacecraft. Beresheet which means genesis or in the beginning in Hebrew, was a product of SpaceIL, an Israeli not-for-profit organization, and took nearly a decade to developed. Continue reading Israel’s First Moon Landing Mission Ends In A Crash

With Aireon System, Air Traffic Controllers Will Know Where Planes Are Anywhere In The World

If you don’t already know, all passenger airliners in the air are tracked and until now, air traffic controllers rely solely ground-based surveillance to do so. But being ground-based, it is obviously not going to cover every inch of the airspace. In fact, we learned that ground-based radars only covers 30 percent of the globe. This means airliners will be out of reach of the ground tracking technology more often than you think. To cover the void, airliners are mandated to send update of the aircraft’s position every 10-14 minutes when they are not covered by ground radars. Continue reading With Aireon System, Air Traffic Controllers Will Know Where Planes Are Anywhere In The World

Airbus Trials World’s First Shore-to-Ship Deliveries In Singapore

Here’s another world’s first happening in tiny island state of Singapore. Airbus’ Skyways Parcel Delivery Drone has begun trial of shore-to-ship delivery in Singapore. Obviously, cargo delivery isn’t new, but as far as shore-to-ship delivery, this is the first. With this trial, it marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to delivery a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage, said Airbus. Continue reading Airbus Trials World’s First Shore-to-Ship Deliveries In Singapore

This Is XQ-58A Valkyrie UAV, The ‘Loyal Wingman’ To Fighter Jets

You know how some sci-fi and/or apocalyptic movies sometimes depicted unmanned fighter jets going out to take on the enemies? Well, that, my friends, is about to come true. And mind you, we are not talking about the current drones which are mostly use for reconnaissance and maybe drop a guided missile or two. We are talking about full-fledged unmanned, jet-powered fighter jets. We are talking about the experimental XQ-58A Valkyrie Unmanned Fighter Jet. Continue reading This Is XQ-58A Valkyrie UAV, The ‘Loyal Wingman’ To Fighter Jets

Boeing Partners Supersonic Jet Company For Next-gen Supersonic Private Jet

Remember Aerion Supersonic’s bold ambitious to create a the first supersonic private jet? Well, the Nevada-based aerospace company has announced a partnership with American aircraft maker, Boeing, to advance its cause. Oh, wait. Actually, it was Boeing whom made the announcement. As part of the agreement, Boeing will provide financial, engineering and industrial resources to help accelerate technology development and aircraft design to bring the AS2 to the market. Continue reading Boeing Partners Supersonic Jet Company For Next-gen Supersonic Private Jet

Here’s The (Overdue) First Look At Sikorsky’s New SB>1 DEFIANT Helicopter

Here’s a long overdue first look at Lockheed Martin-owned Sikorsky and Boeing new SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program. The helicopter with a URL-unfriendly name is capable of flying at twice the speed and range of today’s conventional helicopters, while offering advanced agility and maneuverability (even though, it may not look like it). It may or may not make it as a defense used helicopter (it is, after all, a demonstrator), but the data gathered from it will help the Army to develop requirements for new utility helicopters that reportedly will enter service in the early 2030s. Continue reading Here’s The (Overdue) First Look At Sikorsky’s New SB>1 DEFIANT Helicopter

Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Made First Flight

Bell Helicopter is doing it. Airbus and Audi is doing it too and so is Rolls-Royce. We are talking about autonomous air vehicle, or air taxi. While those aerospace giants are working on it, Boeing has revealed that on January 22, 2019, it has made the first flight with its own take called Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV). Developed by Boeing NeXt, along with Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences, the Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle is an electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft which, honestly, is just a glorified pilot-less multicopter. Continue reading Boeing Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Made First Flight

Drone With Jumping Legs Will Revolutionize The Drone Industry

The mention of drones, two things came to mind: vertically take-off aircraft, often in the form of multi-rotor configuration (or in rare occasion, dual rotor, like a helicopter) or a fixed wing aircraft that pretty much designed to destroy. Both have its short falls. A multi-rotor aircraft sacrifices speed and payload for convenient take-off and landing, while a fixed wing has to put up with need for runways for speed and heavier payload. Many drone makers knew this and while some stick to their guns, some opted to go the hybrid route with a VTOL setup. Continue reading Drone With Jumping Legs Will Revolutionize The Drone Industry