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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Mar. 8, 2017 — Human lives depend on their decisions, and psychological stress levels are high. An average radio contact takes 3.5 to 11.3 seconds, during which the air traffic controller checks in with the pilot, ... read more

New Crew-Scheduling Approach Could Cut Air Travel Delays, Save Airlines Millions

Dec. 20, 2016 — A study based on massive amounts of data offers a new way to forecast flight late arrivals and departures and to schedule crews based on expected needs during holiday and other seasonal travel. The ... read more

Electrifying News: Nano-Modified Aerospace Composites

Dec. 19, 2016 — New composite technology will see enhanced electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials that has previously been lacking, say scientists. Novel functionality including ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — Nervous flyers and crew alike would prefer jet airliners not to vibrate so much at take off. Research points to blue skies thinking that might explain the phenomenon and find ways to reduce the ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A team of researchers has discovered that the Mg-Sc alloy shows shape memory properties. Shape memory alloys (SMAs) show distinctive behaviors such as shape recovery upon heating and have a ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Poor weather can often make the operation of rescue helicopters a highly risky business, and sometimes even impossible. A new helmet-mounted display may in the future be able to help pilots detect ... read more

Making Airport Surface Traffic More Efficient

June 7, 2016 — Many major European airports are unable to expand. This means that aircraft departures, arrivals and surface traffic movements will have to be sped up. A new system designed to make surface movements ... read more

Turbulence Physics Explains Why Jet Noise Is So Loud

Apr. 26, 2016 — If you've ever experienced the exceptionally powerful and reverberating sounds of a jet during takeoff, you likely won't be surprised that the noise produced by jet engines is ranked among ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — A tiny pilotless aircraft has launched from the Royal Navy's ice patrol ship HMS Protector for the first time to assist with navigating through the Antarctic. The 3D-printed aircraft, along with ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — A "Robird" will make its first flights at an airport location in February. The Robird is designed to scare away birds at airports and waste processing ... read more

New Research Uncovers the ‘myths’ Behind Technological Solutions to Aviation’s Climate Change Crisis

Mar. 4, 2016 — A new study has explored the ways in which new technologies have been ‘hyped’ by the aviation industry and media as the key to sustainable air travel, perpetuating a culture of non-accountability ... read more

Jet Engines to Become Cleaner in Future

Feb. 26, 2016 — New research is working toward a new way to measure emissions of fine particulate matter from aircraft engines, and scientists are hoping to develop a preliminary standard governing the emission of ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — Researchers have designed innovative membrane wings inspired by bats, paving the way for a new breed of unmanned Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) that have improved aerodynamic properties, can fly over long ... read more

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

Airlines Aren't Learning Enough from Near Misses

Jan. 19, 2016 — When it comes to flight safety, US airlines are pretty good at learning from accidents. But new research shows airlines should be learning more from accidents that never ... read more

Cutting Down Runway Queues

Jan. 13, 2016 — A queuing model has been developed that predicts how long a plane will wait before takeoff, given weather conditions, runway traffic, and incoming and outgoing flight schedules. The model may help ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A scientist flying in a pollution-detecting airplane provided the first, and so far only, estimates of methane emissions spewing from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Southern ... 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

Why Corporations Don't Always 'Learn' Their Way to Success

Oct. 20, 2015 — Any business guru will tell you that companies achieve success by learning from their experiences in the marketplace. But a new study of the aircraft industry suggests that the belief in ... read more

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