Exploded Rocket Was Using 1970s Vintage Soviet-Built Engines

The explosion of an unmanned Antares rocket on Tuesday evening near Wallops, Virginia made headlines worldwide. Destined for the International Space Station, it exploded just seconds after liftoff, while carrying Space Station supplies, experiments, and propelled by two very old Soviet engines. » 10/30/14 9:20am Yesterday 9:20am

Researchers Say They Have Found A Piece Of Amelia Earhart's Plane

A 19-by-23 inch piece of aluminum found in 1991 has now been identified as a piece of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra, "with a high degree of certainty." The famous aviatrix disappeared on July 2, 1937. The incident became one of aviation's greatest mysteries, prior to the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this… » 10/29/14 3:20pm Wednesday 3:20pm

The 'Windowless Airplane Cabin' Is An Amazing But Terrible Idea

A visually stunning glimpse into the future of commercial air travel shows an airplane without windows, in which live video of the outside world would be streamed to seamless OLED displays along the ceiling and cabin walls. But don't be expecting to see this applied on your favorite airline, ever. » 10/27/14 3:15pm Monday 3:15pm

Drunks Point Laser At Police Chopper, Cops Coordinate Immediate Bust

Some drunk revelers at a backyard party near Birmingham, England thought it would be fun to point a laser at a helicopter flying over their house. Unfortunately for them, that helicopter belonged to the National Police Air Service, who walked a beat cop to their house with impressive efficiency. » 10/26/14 2:00pm Sunday 2:00pm

What's the Worst Airport Terminal In America?

Air travel, once the pinnacle of style in America, has evolved into a fluorescent-lit, crumb-strewn hellscape of stinky carpets, underpaid and overworked employees, and fights between drunk racists and tall people. It's easy to claim your local terminal is the worst, but which of America's many airport terminals is… » 10/22/14 1:41pm 10/22/14 1:41pm

These Guys Landed A Cessna At One Of The Biggest Airports In The World

Chicago-O'Hare airport is one of the busiest in the entire world. A Cessna 172 is one of the smallest planes in the entire world. O'Hare is a place for enormous jumbo jets. A Cessna is a plane for smaller civil airports. These guys just landed a Cessna at O'Hare, and the resulting video is awesome. » 10/21/14 2:03pm 10/21/14 2:03pm

A Supersonic 'Mini Concorde' Business Jet Is Going To Happen

It was in 2004 at the annual National Business Aviation Association convention that billionaire Robert Bass unveiled plans for a new supersonic business jet (SBJ): the Aerion. Now at this year's NBAA, Airbus has stepped into a partnership with Aerion to literally get this project off the ground. » 10/21/14 11:20am 10/21/14 11:20am