Commercial Aircraft

Don’t wait for disaster

September 27, 2018

Just because hackers have not brought down a commercial aircraft or paralyzed global air travel does not mean it can’t happen. Cybersecurity strategist 
James Vasatka offers a blueprint for commercial aviation cybersecurity.

Danger in the air

By Debra Werner

February 28, 2018

Meteorologists might have a way to wave pilots around dangerous pockets of cold air

Performance predictor

By Joe Stumpe

February 1, 2018

Researchers work on a computational tool to predict the performance of long, narrow wings

Solving engine icing

By Keith Button

August 31, 2017

One hurdle has been the inability to accurately model partially melted ice crystals

Going broadband

By Henry Canaday

August 31, 2017

Airline passengers and crews can look for some bold innovations in technology

Weather connections

By Henry Canaday

June 27, 2017

A weather-data transformation is playing out in cockpits

War on wiring

By Henry Canaday

May 1, 2017

A look at the payoffs and challenges of removing wires from airlines

Stall recovery

By Henry Canaday

March 6, 2017

Businesses are racing to meet an FAA mandate for training

Always fascinated by engineering

By Debra Werner

February 7, 2017

Nadia Zerelli, 33, Senior Manager, Heat Transfer and Secondary Air System Methods, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Coupling at MTU Aero Engines

Flying fast, flying quiet

By Keith Button

January 27, 2017

The curves and features of Lockheed Martin’s supersonic X-plane model have specific purposes in the quest to show the feasibility of Mach 1-plus passenger jets.

Doing No Harm

By Vahid Norouzalibeik

October 18, 2016

Preventing ground personnel from damaging aircraft

Fly by Voice

By Michael Peck

October 18, 2016

Voice-controlled cockpits would have advantages