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Biplane Design Could Break Sound Barrier
2012-03-15 12:25:14

MIT researchers have found a way to produce a cheaper, quieter and fuel-efficient biplane that is capable of traveling at supersonic speeds. The team has shown through a computer model that a modified biplane can produce significantly less drag than a conventional single-wing aircraft at supersonic cruise speeds. Qiqi Wang, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, said less drag would allow the plane to require less fuel, making it cheaper to fly, and would also make it...

2011-10-10 20:25:00

Covington Aircraft named a Quest KODIAK service center in their efforts to continue to offer world-class service for aircraft engine maintenance. Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) October 10, 2011 Covington Aircraft, a world-leading aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul facility, is excited to announce that they are now an authorized Quest Service Center. This is part of Covingtonâs continued effort to provide their customers with support around the world. Being an authorized Quest...

Reducing Jet Noise By Controlling Turbulence
2011-09-13 06:08:00

  Supercomputing aids scientists in developing a novel technique to reduce jet noise Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are under increasing pressure to keep noise levels low for airport personnel and for people in surrounding neighborhoods. In fact, about every 10 years, the International Civil Aviation Organization, whose recommendations influence policies in the United States and abroad, reduces the maximum noise an airplane can produce before it can be certified and sold to...

2011-08-17 08:45:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully demonstrated its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) minimum-smoke rocket motor on fixed-wing aircraft operating in severe weather environments. The motor, currently slated only for carriage on rotary-wing platforms, releases minimal smoke in flight, making it more difficult for enemy ground combatants to track the missile's trail back to the aircraft. The tests were company funded and included two...

2011-08-09 07:03:00

DENVER, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MyGoFlight, a company focused on the iPad In Motion(TM) for aviators, introduced the iPad Sport(TM) series for both kneeboard and cockpit- mounted uses. This augments a product line that includes the iPad Kneeboard Pro(TM), external GPS devices, iPad Flight Bags, and accessories like in-flight power adapters, anti-glare screen protection, night vision pens, RAM mounts and the like. "The iPad Kneeboard Pro was launched last year and has been very...

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2011-06-11 07:37:34

A Swiss solar-powered aircraft will make a second international flight from Brussels to Paris on Saturday, where its creators will show off the aircraft at the 49th international air show at Le Bourget, which runs from June 20 to 26. The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, a lightweight plane with a wingspan the size of a commercial airliner, made history when, in July 2010, became the first manned plane to fly around the clock and throughout the night solely on energy built up from the Sun. Solar...

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2011-05-13 11:15:00

Solar Impulse HB-SIA, the first Swiss solar-powered aircraft, once again took flight this week, but this time on an international journey from Switzerland to Belgium. In 2010 the experimental emissions-free aircraft set a record for the longest flight by a manned solar-powered airplane, reports AFP. Solar Impulse stayed aloft above Switzerland for 26 hours, 10 minutes and 19 seconds, and also set a record for altitude at 30,298 feet. Since then, the aircraft has flown several more times,...

2011-04-05 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Designs that may make airplanes greener and quieter for future generations are one step closer to reality with recent NASA contract awards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Four industry and academic teams will split $16.5 million for additional research into ideas for aircraft that could enter service between 2030 and 2035. NASA refers to this time period as N+3, representing technology three generations...


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