Amelia Earhart's airplane may have been found

The fate of Amelia Earhart and her stalwart navigator Fred Noonan has been a haunting American mystery since the duo disappeared way back in 1937.

Honeywell jet fuel pushes the biofuel boundary


Technology giant Honeywell has announced a comprehensive test program for aviation biofuel which it claims will be the first of its kind in the airline industry.

Biplane design could break the sound barrier

An MIT researcher believes he's found a way to solve many of the  problems that grounded Concorde, and make supersonic commercial flights a reality once more.

Aerospace industry says it is "disturbed" by Obama

The Aerospace Industries Association says it is quite "disturbed" by President Obama's recent remarks about business aviation.

Biofuels could be less green than fossil fuels, study shows

Biofuels may not be the greenest option for airlines after all, says MIT, and can sometimes result in higher greenhouse gas emissions than traditional fossil fuels.

Authorities 'were right to close airspace' after Icelandic volcano

Despite all the grumbling at the time, European aviation authorities were justified in grounding planes following the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano last year, new research shows.

Cyberattacks endanger airlines more than terrorism, say experts

Cyberattacks now form the second biggest threat to aviation, according to Australian security researchers.

Contrails warm world more than CO2 emissions

Aircraft contrails do more to warm the planet than their exhaust fumes, a new study has found.

Stealth drone takes maiden flight

A military stealth drone that needs no human control at all took its first test flight on Friday.

Ash could continue to ground planes, says expert

Air travelers could be in for a lot more emergency landings over the coming months thanks to the Icelandic volcano, an aviation expert has said. Stephen Wright of the University of Leeds believes the impact of volcanic ash on airplane air-conditioning systems could be serious, and could start to show up over the next few weeks.

Alaska Airlines seals in-flight Wi-Fi deal

Alaska Airlines has announced that nearly its entire fleet of aircraft will have Wi-Fi connectivity by the end of the year. The airline signed the deal yesterday after completing tests with multiple potential technology providers.