Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have flown a plane with no moving parts. Is this a significant event in aviation, the game changing moment that leads to electric planes? How it Works The futuristically named ion drive works by moving electricity at high voltage (20,000V) through electrodes at the front of an aerofoil, … Continue reading “MIT Ion Drive Plane Flies with Zero Moving Parts”

Airports are getting bigger and busier. Advances have been made across the aviation industry, with new routes and better in flight experiences – but what can we expect airports to be like in the future? Personalised Airport Experiences Despite the ever changing needs of customers and cities, airports have remained pretty much the same. As … Continue reading “How are Airports Preparing for the Future of Travel?”

On Thursday 11 October, Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 heading to New York will claim the title of the longest ever nonstop flight. The record-breaking flight will transport 161 passengers from Changi Airport to Newark International Airport in a scheduled 18 hours and 25 minutes. The longest direct flight before was Qatar Airways Flight QR921 – … Continue reading “Passengers Buckle Up for the World’s Longest Flight”

Space exploration and aviation have been conspicuously decoupled for some time – ever since the space shuttle was decommissioned. They could finally be back together soon, with what might be the most unusual, ambitious aircraft ever built. It’s intended to carry spacecraft and satellites – but unlike the modified 747 (pictured) that ferried the space … Continue reading “From Sky to Space: is Stratolaunch the Next-Gen Spaceship?”