Covid-19 proves importance of resilience planning

September 1, 2020

The pandemic has shown us just how fragile air travel is, but diseases are far from the only potential disrupters in our future, and air travel is far from the only aerospace infrastructure at risk. Business management expert Amir S. Gohardani says covid-19 has things to teach us about domino effects and resilience.

Virtual travel

By Sarah Wells

July 1, 2020

Technology that gives a person the sights, sounds and feeling of visiting a far-off destination may take a more prominent role because of the pandemic. But even those in the field of immersive technologies don’t expect a straight line to a world in which their wares satisfy our zest for travel the way an airline flight can. Sarah Wells finds out why.

The coming digital reality

June 1, 2020

Technologies that provide us with immersive presence from afar were becoming popular even before the coronavirus pandemic, and they are likely to become even more popular now. NASA’s Dennis M. Bushnell sees implications for air travel and space exploration.

Don’t sideline environmental sustainability

June 1, 2020

An air transport industry in survival mode must continue to innovate toward sustainable aviation fuels, cleaner engines and other technologies. Airline strategist Asteris Apostolidis makes the case.

Inside NASA’s ventilator project

By Keith Button

June 1, 2020

Engineers made a host of rapid innovations and faced some surprising challenges to win medical approval for a ventilator prototype in just over a month. They shared their story with Keith Button.

Action plans

By Cat Hofacker

May 1, 2020

With taxpayer dollars, their own reserves and some nudging from Congress, airlines in the U.S. are planning an ambitious comeback for when the coronavirus pandemic subsides and travelers begin looking to the skies again. Cat Hofacker explains.