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What The U.S. Can Learn From Europe's Growing Commercial Drone Industry

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Drones are an auspicious future technology that can service a vast number of professional industries. Businesses around the world are discovering the great benefits that drones can provide. However there is a notable difference in the economic growth of the drone industry in Europe compared to the rest of the world. (techcrunch.com) 更多...

F-35 Engines from United Technologies called Unreliable

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GAO report indicates deep flaws with powerplant and says has limited progress for program going forward (www.bloomberg.com) 更多...

Flying More Climate-Friendly Than Driving

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Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment... Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute found that it takes twice as much energy to drive than to fly. H/T: reason.com (www.rdmag.com) 更多...

Ultrathin membrane makes plane cabins 100x quieter

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While air travel is quicker and safer than driving, it's also louder. The continuous low-frequency drone of the engines is why some people invest in noise-canceling headphones. To help reduce that non-stop hum, researchers at North Carolina State University and MIT have developed a thin membrane to be inserted into the lightweight honeycomb structure of planes and helicopters. (www.engadget.com) 更多...

Air fair? Why low-cost carriers can’t overcome Delta’s dominance

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Hold up—weren’t we supposed to already have all that thanks to Southwest Airlines? When the Dallas-based carrier gobbled up AirTran Airways for more than $1 billion in 2010 and started its own service at Hartsfield-Jackson in 2012, hoopla ensued. Experts predicted the “Southwest Effect” would push all airfares down and make hometown heavyweight Delta Air Lines sweat. With the Southwest and AirTran merger complete, it’s time to take stock. Did fares drop? Did we get more flights to more places?… (www.atlantamagazine.com) 更多...

Landing on the shortest commercial runway in the world.

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The Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport on the Island of Saba has the shortest commercial runway in the world with a length of only 396 meters! It's location also makes it one of the most challenging to land at. (Full information on Wikipedia) (www.dailymotion.com) 更多...

Operation Babylift

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Operation Babylift commenced 40 years ago this month. (www.npr.org) 更多...

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