The Future of Regional Aviation Might Not Have a Fuselage

The Future of Regional Aviation Might Not Have a Fuselage

When we think of jets, most of us picture the same typical airframe. Wings, empennage, cockpit, engines, and a fuselage are all basic building blocks. But what if you took away, say, the fuselage? What kind of jet would it be? It’s hard for most people to imagine a...
Touch-Screen Avionics: Is the Industry Ready?

Touch-Screen Avionics: Is the Industry Ready?

These days, you can get into high-end automobiles that have dashboards comprised entirely of touch screens. Everything from the speedometer to the media player is digital. Get into the cockpit of a private jet and you’ll find much less of these digital devises. This...
Taking the Boom Out of Supersonic Flight

Taking the Boom Out of Supersonic Flight

While supersonic flight is nothing new, the ability to travel faster than the speed of sound has been absent from the aviation industry for 15 years. Recently, however, jet industry insiders have renewed their interest in supersonic travel. But what’s been stopping...