Turkey has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 Triumph (SA-21 Growler) missile defense system, in a move that is likely to irritate NATO allies.
2017 was a busy year for rotorcraft and other vertical-flight applications.
Uncertainty continues to surround France’s bid to sell Rafale fighter jets to Belgium after Paris reportedly offered a five-fold increase in return on investment if Brussels selects the French fighter.
Engine technology developments in 2017 included advances in open rotors, hypersonics, and electric propulsion.
On the horizon for aerospace and defense
Efficiency, emissions, noise, speed, affordability, accessibility—all challenges ahead for aviation and aerospace.
Robbie Culver of Naperville, Illinois, sent in this photo, taken from a tail-mounted GoPro of his Sonex landing at the Rock Falls, Illinois, airport at sunset. Robbie Culver of Naperville, Illinois, sent in this photo, taken from a tail-mounted GoPro of his Sonex landing at the Rock Falls, Illinois, airport at sunset.
An age-old component of aviation has been the pilot-in-the-loop. A pilot brings sophisticated human faculties to bear in solving problems of flight and making judgments on proper actions. But sometimes, the presence of a pilot can be detrimental — to the pilot. If an aircraft is to be subjected to dangers ranging from gun and […]
PlaneJunkies posted the video on Dec. 14, 2017, taken on his daughter’s fourth birthday and her first aerobatic flight in a Christen Eagle. “She has been flying in the Eagle since the age of two riding along, but was just to small to put on a parachute until now,” dad reports. Her first request: A four-point […]
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its summary of US civil aviation accidents for calendar year 2015. The summary includes details of all civil aviation accidents that occurred in 2015. Also available is accident trend data from 2006-2015, including: General Aviation Accidents, 2006-2015; General Aviation Accident Rates, 2006-2015; Purpose of Flight and Aircraft […]