This is Airbus MAVERIC, a so-called “blended wing aircraft” demonstrator. MAVERIC, if you must really know, stands for Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls.
How the hell did we missed this all-important Star Wars-related news? I have no idea! Anywho, back in October 2019, prior to Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker hits the theater in December, United Airlines actually had a movie tie-in. Mind you, though, this is more than just passenger aircraft with Star Wars livery […]
By now, Boeing 737 MAX had pretty much smeared the reputation of Boeing. But we are not here to dig into that. There’s something a little more uplifting coming from the American aircraft maker over the last weekend.
An aerospace engineering team over at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) seems to think that passenger jet needs a radically different design. The team has came up with a somewhat odd-looking aircraft called Flying-V which, you may have already have guessed, is literally named after the aircraft’s shape. It is bold design that envisioned […]
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 […]
Recently, Dubai-based airliner Emirates have created quite some attention when it posted an image, on Twitter, of an Emirates Boeing 777 that appeared to be covered in diamonds with the caption “Presenting the Emirates ‘Bling’ 777. Image created by Sara Shakeel.” It appears that some people has taken the image at face value (and failing […]
Many have dreamed of becoming the pilot of his/her own aircraft, but not everyone is able to fulfill this dream. Chinese farmer Zhu Yue is one of the ‘many’. While the dream of owning and flying a jet airliner may not is a dream dashed, he is not about to let that dream pass. Instead […]
It is official. You can buy just about anything on Taobao for the cheap, now including used Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets. Yep. That’s plural right there because there are not one, not two, but three on the block and they are available on Taobao alongside other more mundane items like real estates, motor vehicles, and […]
Back in the 1940s, Hitler’s Nazi had explored the possibility of sub-orbital flight to achieve tremendous range that would afford Germany to “bomb anywhere in the world.” Fast forward to 2017, or rather 2016, mankind is again exploring the possibility of cruising along the lower reaches of space, but this time, it is for a […]
Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut Corporation, under the wing of parent company United Aircraft Corporation, will soon have a new commercial jet that’s going to give existing big players’ medium range aircrafts a run for their money. The aircraft, dubbed MC-21, was officially unveiled back in June and marks a milestone in Russia’s aviation industry as […]