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MIT engineers create aircraft prototype with no moving parts

MIT engineers create aircraft prototype with no moving parts

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created an aircraft that doesn’t get its thrust from propellers and turbines, but ionic wind — a silent flow of ions that generates the thrust required to keep the plane airborne. The plane …Continue reading

NASA develops technologies to reduce aircraft noise

In a series of flight tests, NASA has successfully tested technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by communities near airports. The Acoustic Research Measurement (ARM) flights, which concluded in May at NASA’s Armstrong Flight …Continue reading

Boeing and Dubai May Collaborate on Autonomous Air Taxi

Flying taxis, once the stuff of science fiction and animated sitcoms like ‘The Jetsons’, now seems poised to take off in the next few years. Dubai has set its sight on introducing futuristic flying taxis in the desert metropolis. Aircraft manufacturing giant …Continue reading

How Hot Weather and Climate Change Affect Airline Flights

Hot weather has forced dozens of commercial flights to be canceled at airports in the Southwest this summer. This flight-disrupting heat is a warning sign. Climate change is projected to have far-reaching repercussions – including sea level rise inundating cities and shifting weather patterns causing long-term declines …Continue reading

What is the “Mother of all Bombs”?

The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, also known as the “Mother of All Bombs” was used for the first time on Thursday, 13 April 2017. The bomb, launched in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar, is currently the most powerful non-nuclear weapon in …Continue reading

Nigeria Buys JF-17 Aircraft From Pakistan

Pakistan has agreed to sell three JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft to Nigeria. The MoU was signed earlier this year and was finalized at the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar in November. Nigeria has turned to Russia and Pakistan for aircrafts to …Continue reading