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Now, mantis shrimp inspired materials that are tougher than airplanes

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:35

Researchers have developed a design structure for composite materials which is more impact resistant and tougher than the standard used in airplanes.

US allows Boeing to sell plane parts to Iran

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 10:51

The license covers a "limited period of time" and allows Boeing only "to provide them spare parts that are for safety purposes."

World`s first ever photonic radar unveiled at Pisa Airport

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 18:26

Scientists have unveiled world`s first photonics-based coherent radar system that could send live cockpit video and pinpoint a plane`s precise location.

MGAT seeks govt nod to repair 14 grounded aircraft of KFA

Last Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014, 18:59

The aircraft (7 ATRs and 7 Air Bus 320) were grounded in various airports of Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata due to operational problems and subsequent financial crisis faced by the airlines.

Future hypersonic airplanes can go from Beijing to NY in just 2 hours

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:34

After three years of innovative study, researchers have presented a body-wing-blending configuration with double flanking air inlets layout to aim at design requirements of high lift-to-drag ratio as well as high volumetric efficiency of next generation hypersonic airplanes.

Tiny airplanes, submarines could be next hurricane

Last Updated: Sunday, June 09, 2013, 16:58

A scientist at the University of Florida has developed tiny airplanes and submarines, which can swarm over, under and through hurricanes to help predict the strength and path of the storms.

US shelves plan to allow knives inside planes

Last Updated: Thursday, June 06, 2013, 09:36

A federal agency responsible for the security of airports in United States has announced to shelve its plan to allow small knives inside a plane.

Boeing to cut up to 1700 engineering jobs this year

Last Updated: Friday, April 19, 2013, 13:27

The head of engineering at Aerospace giant Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes unit has said that the firm will reduce its engineering workforce by up to 1700 positions this year, with as many as 700 job cuts coming through layoffs.

Russia mulls ban on duty-free alcohol on planes

Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 15:06

Russian lawmakers are looking to ban passengers from carrying duty-free alcohol on board airplanes.

Iran to manufacture passenger planes

Last Updated: Monday, August 06, 2012, 12:47

According to President of Tehran's Amir Kabir University Alireza Rahaei, Iranian experts have completed the feasibility studies of the country's national plan to build 150-passenger airplanes.

EU to charge green tax from airlines

Last Updated: Thursday, December 22, 2011, 18:25

The European Union plans to charge a green tax on flights to the US from Jan 1 as a part of a carbon-trading rule on airlines using EU airports.

Long-delayed Boeing Dreamliner ready for prime time

Last Updated: Saturday, September 24, 2011, 00:10

Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner, the world's first commercial airplane made largely of lightweight composite materials, is set for first delivery to a customer next week, the pinnacle achievement in the life of one of Boeing's most challenging airplane programs.