Protecting your innovations

May 1, 2022

Aerospace is a hot market full of groundbreaking aviation and space startups. A surprising number of these companies lack plans to protect their intellectual property. History shows that’s a mistake. Graham Phero, Robert Greene Sterne and Andrew Stevens of Sterne Kessler, an intellectual property law firm in Washington, D.C., explain.

Gambling on advanced air mobility

By Aaron Karp

April 1, 2022

Funds and pledges of funding have been pouring in from large corporations to a handful of small companies that are pioneering a proposed new mode of transportation for average people. Does the investment trend guarantee that this class of electric-powered rotorcraft will soon take off with us aboard? Aaron Karp spoke to the industry executives who should know.

Noise alert!

By Jan Tegler

March 30, 2020

Dozens of companies are designing and in some cases test-flying urban air mobility aircraft, also known as air taxis. No one can say for sure how U.S. residents will react to such aircraft whooshing overhead or easing onto the vertiports that might one day sprout up on the fringes of their neighborhoods. Jan Tegler tells us about a NASA-led campaign to find answers.

Flight shaming’s surprising power

By Adam Hadhazy

March 30, 2020

When the trend of air travelers feeling guilty about their carbon footprints first arose, it seemed to some in the U.S. that it could be a passing fad. Now it looks like flight shaming is not going away and could even begin impacting aircraft designs. Adam Hadhazy checks in with environmentalists and the aviation industry.

Relationship reboot

By Debra Werner

October 1, 2019

The space domain’s new status as a promising field for investment is shaking up long-standing relationships among governments, startups and corporations. Debra Werner chronicles the seismic shifts underway in the satellite market.

All aboard

By Keith Button

May 1, 2019

It’s a dream shared by everyone who’s ever been stuck in a traffic jam, from the bored child in the back seat to the late-to-work-again commuter: If only I could fly. That day could be coming. Keith Button spoke to experts in the urban air mobility field about how this might work.

Owning the 21st century

February 28, 2018

Amir S. Gohardani explains how the study of science, technology and society can point the way to sounder decisions in the aerospace industry

Red Air reset

By Jan Tegler

February 1, 2018

U.S. Air Force is preparing to outsource much of its demand for "aggressor" aircraft to private companies

No de-icing necessary?

By Michael Peck

September 13, 2016

U.S. Air Force considers lifting the ban on Global Hawks flying in icing weather