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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Rapid Dispersal of Aircraft Pollution

Feb. 3, 2016 — A series of aerofoil-shaped panels downwind of an airport runway could break up the plumes of exhaust gases from departing aircraft, preventing those gases from staying near the ground and so ... read more

Airline Passengers Face Longer Delays Under DOT Rule, Study Finds

Jan. 8, 2016 — It takes most air passengers far more time to reach their destination despite a federal rule that penalizes airlines for stranding them onboard during lengthy tarmac delays, a new study ... read more

U.S. Airlines Learning from Accident Close Calls, but They Can Try Harder, Study Finds

Oct. 29, 2015 — Although U.S. airlines are extraordinarily safe, they are missing an important opportunity to acquire even more safety-related information because some incidents involving close calls are not probed ... read more

Oct. 14, 2015 — Engineers have developed a method to re-create the arrangement of muscles of an octopus tentacle, using an elastomer and 3D ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — An airport apron bustles with traffic. The tow tractors, tankers and buses moving busily around an aircraft run the risk of colliding. An enhanced positioning system will increase safety and the ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — A new study provides evidence for tactical recommendations on restricted cruise altitudes for aircraft crossing the North Atlantic oceanic airspace. The research is part of the Future Air Navigation ... read more

New Database Could Make Airport Ground Movements Quicker, Greener and Cheaper

July 29, 2015 — A new system for calculating the quickest and most fuel efficient routes for moving aircraft on the ground could transform the way our airports operate, according to new ... read more

Learning Early About Late Flights, Weather Complications

June 25, 2015 — A new study improves how air traffic managers cope with unexpected delays and provides them with more predictable ways to manage arrival traffic at airports with adverse ... read more

New Model Calculates How Air Transport Connects the World

June 23, 2015 — Researchers have outlined a model that determines the degree to which regions around the world are connected via air ... read more

June 18, 2015 — High in the sky where the cirrus ice crystal clouds form, jet contrails draw their crisscross patterns. Now researchers have found that these elevated ice cloud trails can influence temperatures on ... read more

June 11, 2015 — The galleys inside airliners voraciously consume power - a vital yet limited resource in a plane. Additional power units may soon come to the rescue: housed inside trolley carts in the galleys, these ... read more

Real-Time Data Sharing Can Make Airports Greener and More Efficient

May 18, 2015 — Aviation engineering experts have revealed a new framework that could reduce delays, improve efficiency and cut pollution at major international airports. With increasing air traffic, rising fuel ... read more

Airflow Model to Reduce Time on the Tarmac

May 6, 2015 — A mechanical engineering professor describes in a new article a new mathematical tool he developed to calculate the flow of turbulent air produced by a plane's wing tips when an airplane takes ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Riding in a helicopter or airplane can be a noisy experience for passengers. But researchers have developed a membrane that can be incorporated into aircraft to drastically reduce the low-frequency ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — Aerospace engineers have now developed a carbon nanotube film that can heat and solidify a composite without the need for massive ovens. When connected to an electrical power source, and wrapped over ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — The first test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route was completed, a step toward making aerial inspections of energy pipelines safer and more economical, ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Researchers have completed a three year investigation into stratospheric passenger airships as part of a multi-national engineering project designed to provide a future sustainable air transport ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — Software from the aerospace industry has allowed an interdisciplinary team of U.K. researchers to design Arterio-Venous Fistulae with better, less unnatural flow patterns, which may reduce failure ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — Researchers have borrowed from biological structures called tubercles that humpback whales use to maneuver in the ocean to make a piezoelectric energy harvester for use as an airflow or fluid speed ... read more

Feb. 27, 2015 — In a world first, researchers have developed a talking drone that can converse with air traffic controllers just like a normal ... read more

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