Using Storm Ciara& 39;s extra winds in the jet stream, the flight reached top speeds of over 1,327 kph (825 mph).February 10, 2020A British Airways (BA) flight from New York to London recently took home the record for the fastest transatlantic flight ever recorded. Reaching a top speed of 1,327 kph (830 mph), the Boeing 747 completed the entire journey in an impressive four hours and 56 minutes.
Finally, an option for Premium Economy Class passengers to have a decent sleep on a plane!June 23, 2020You& 39;ve most likely been crammed into a full airplane, desperately trying to grab some shut-eye on the 12-hour flight but to no avail. Your neighbor& 39;s elbow is jabbing into your ribs, the seat in front of you has reclined so far back your knees are in pain, and there& 39;s really very little chance of sleeping seated in such a way.
Space tourism startup plans to conduct commercial near-space balloon tours.June 19, 2020Have $125,000 lying around? Ever wanted to feel how minute we are in the grand scheme of the universe unfolding but at the edge of space? Well apparently, soon, the new start-up SpacePerspective will able to fulfill your desire.
In their defense, it was for science, rightfully so.June 26, 2020NASA is, yet again, planning to take a group of astronauts to the Moon, and eventually set up a permanent base on the satellite. As part of their research efforts, the agency put humongous amounts of stress upon an identical copy of the SLS (Space-Launch-System) fuel tank.
After grounding all Boeing 737 MAX& 39;s last year, the aircraft maker is keen to see its most popular plane back in business.June 30, 2020Last year was not a good year for Boeing as its most popular plane, the 737 MAX, was grounded after suffering two fatal crashes within five months of each other. All passengers and crew on board died, which ended up seeing the plane grounded worldwide.
Airbus plans to cut roughly 15,000 jobs worldwide to survive the coronavirus crisis.June 30, 2020Leading airplane maker from Europe, Airbus, is set to announce huge changes in its worldwide employee numbers, by cutting 10 of all its jobs, as per French newspaper Les Echos speculates.Airbus released an official statement that said 15,000 jobs will be cut by summer 2021.
There was some exciting news this week when it comes to rocket launches. Rocket Lab was planning on launching a cannon into space in what was essentially its 13th mission.RELATED: ROCKET LAB& 39;S ELECTRON ROCKET SUCCESSFULLY REACHES ORBIT FOR THE FIRST TIMECalled “Pics Or It Didn’t Happen,” the mission aimed to launch on Saturday from a complex on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 5:19 PM Eastern Time.
The XB-1 aircraft will officially roll out on October 7th, 2020 and we& 39;re here for it.July 09, 2020For the first time since Concorde stopped flying in 2003, the time has come for a new supersonic aircraft to take to the skies once again.Welcome Boom& 39;s XB-1 jet. Its official roll out date is October 7th, and you& 39;re cordially invited to witness the launch!
One of the network& 39;s largest antennas recently received a new X-band frequency cone.July 12, 2020Every once in a while, all structures require upgrades, especially those that ensure our communication with outer space. In March, NASA began such upgrades on the Deep Space Network, the agency& 39;s interplanetary switchboard that enables communications with our robotic spacecraft.
The seaplane flew for 31 minutes and it is speculated that it may have military applications.July 28, 2020China’s first seaplane and the world& 39;s largest, the AG600 Kunlong, executed its first flight ever this weekend, Xinhua state news agency reported. It is speculated that the plane will have military applications.
The engine shutdowns did not result in any injuries but may be more dangerous going forward.July 25, 2020The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered the inspection of 737s after four non-fatal engine shutdowns were reported, according to USA Today. The shutdowns are likely due to the fact that the planes have been inactive for so long.
Boom Supersonic is enlisting Rolls Royce to create the perfect propulsion system for their supersonic Overture& 39;s airframe.July 31, 2020A match made in heaven, or at the very least the skies. Just this past week, Boom Supersonic announced that it would be partnering with propulsion experts, Rolls- Royce, to develop Boom’s flagship supersonic passenger aircraft dubbed the Overture.
8 missions so far, yet no audio. That& 39;s about to change soon.July 24, 2020There have been 8 missions to the Red Planet so far, curious thing is, none of them relayed any audio to us yet. In 1996, Carl Sagan wrote to NASA & 34;Even if only a few minutes of Martian sounds are recorded from this first experiment, the public interest will be high and the opportunity for scientific exploration real.
Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken made a successful splashdown aboard SpaceX& 39;s Crew Dragon on Sunday at 2:48 PM EDT — the first U.S.-led splashdown since July 1975 — after saying their final goodbyes to the International Space Station (ISS).Their ship — the & 34;Endeavour& 34; — undocked from the International Space Station on Saturday evening, at approximately 7:34 PM EDT.
The lander will be tested from the inside out until early 2021.August 21, 2020NASA& 39;s next plan to land on the moon continues in collaboration with Blue Origin. With a plan to send the first woman and the next man in the Artemis program, to the Moon, NASA will put another tick up on the bucket list.
The VA-1X will be an air taxi once it& 39;s completed.August 27, 2020The future& 39;s air space may look entirely different from the one we know and recognize in today& 39;s world. This will be especially true for vertical rotor electric aircraft, or vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.The U.
Boeing airplanes are the U.S.& 39;s single most valuable export. Boeing manufactures its narrow-body airplanes in Renton, Washington, which is a suburb of Seattle. Narrow-body planes are used for domestic travel and include the single-aisle 737 MAX which was was grounded in March 2019 due to two fatal crashes.
The planes were at 3,000 feet when the pilots reported the flying person.September 01, 2020Look! It& 39;s a bird! It& 39;s a plane! It& 39;s...a guy in a jetpack!There& 39;s been a slight variation to the traditional Superman quote after pilots landing into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) reported having seen a & 34;guy in a jetpack& 34; flying alongside them at 3,000 feet (914 meters) in the air as they were landing.
Kelly Michals/Flickr/Otto Aviation1,2On August 26, 2020, website The Drive announced the debut of a revolutionary new airplane, Otto Aviation& 39;s Celera 500L.News of the plane first appeared in April 2017 in two tweets:Someone looking for an ID of an unusual looking aircraft spotted at the Southern California Logistics Airport.
She was waiting to disembark in Ukraine and felt too hot.September 04, 2020Upon landing in Kiev, a woman felt too hot and decided to take a cooling walk on the airplane& 39;s wing, per confirmed reports.The woman safely made it back into the plane, but her odd and surprising behavior worried authorities, who checked up on her.
The new aircraft reports being 20 more fuel efficient than today& 39;s airplanes.September 05, 2020This summer, a scale model of TU Delft& 39;s Flying V jetliner took flight. The new aircraft carries passengers in its wings and reports being 20 more fuel-efficient.RELATED: NASA EDGES CLOSER TO FIRST FLIGHT OF ALL-ELECTRIC X-57 PLANEProject leader Dr.