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In-flight entertainment and connectivity systems by airlines and private aircraft operators will drive global annual service revenues in the aviation sector from an estimated US$3.7 billion in 2018 to more than US$8.4 billion by 2023, according to a new research report.

Published in Market

Virgin Australia has started three months of testing in-flight wireless Internet access on one of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Published in Wi-Fi

UK-based global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat has more than 1000 aircraft under signed contracts, both installed and as a backlog, for its next-generation GX Aviation and European Aviation Network (EAN) in-flight broadband services.

Published in Market

Under a partnership with global broadband services provider ViaSat, tapping into the new NBN satellites, Qantas in-sky Wi-Fi will be free!

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Frontline medical workers in Victoria have helped software company Readify develop “groundbreaking” technology that is transforming the treatment of critically ill patients across the state.

Published in Development
Friday, 22 January 2010 18:28

Oh how the mighty have fallen

Just a year after safely plunging into the Hudson River, an A320 sits in a scrapyard hoping for interest by potential auction bidders.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
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Thursday, 21 January 2010 22:05

NASA takes you into the sky with its Puffin

The U.S. aeronautics and space agency NASA has just announced the design of its Puffin aircraft, a hover-capable, electrically-powered, vertical takeoff and landing propeller aircraft that may one day make personal air travel as easy as: three, two, one, blastoff.

Published in Space
Tuesday, 19 January 2010 23:26

Boeing Dreamliner is testing like a dream

For the last four weeks, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner program has tested two aircraft for a total of fifteen flights of nearly sixty hours. It passed its latest test, achieving 'initial airworthiness' status.

Published in Space
The Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane is run with batteries, uses the Sun for power, and is only as heavy as a medium size car but as wide as a jet airplane. And, it just became the first piloted solar-powered airplane to take off under its own power. So, what's next?

Published in Energy
The Terrafugia company successfully completed its first test flight earlier in March 2009 for what they hope to be the first commercially successful flying car or, conversely a “roadable” aircraft. Wouldn't Felix Longobardi be proud! Who? Please read on!

Published in Space
NASA and the U.S. Air force have designated three organizations in California, Texas, and Virginia to advance research in air-breathing propulsion materials and structures for aircraft that travel five times the speed of sound (Mach 5) or faster.

Published in Space
Wednesday, 04 February 2009 20:28

U.S. air-ambulances placed on Most Wanted Safety List

Safety concerns with air-ambulance fatalities in the United States have prompted a February 2009 hearing and a Most Wanted Safety Improvements List by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Published in Health
NASA announced on January 15, 2009 that two unmanned aerial Global Hawk aircraft will be used to analyze the Earth’s climate from its lofty perch of up to 65,000 feet (12 miles)  in the air and for durations of up to 31 hours.

Published in Climate
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded approximately US$12.21 million to five aeronautics-based organizations to study advanced concepts for subsonic and supersonic commercial transport aircraft that could be flying our skies 22 to 27 years from now.

Published in Space
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Thursday, September 4, 2008, a challenge to all U.S. high school and college students to “research and describe a small, supersonic airliner that could enter commercial service in the next decade.”

Published in Space
The largest annual U.S. air show is being held July 28-August 3, 2008, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The high-flying event features Harrison Ford, John Travolta, Sir Richard Branson, Burt Ratan, NASA astronauts and NASA administrator Michael Griffin, and the rock group Foreigner.

Published in Space
Supersonic aircraft are loud and can be destructive because they generate sonic booms. In an effort to design and build commercial supersonic aircraft that produce less intense sonic booms, the United States and Japan are joining forces.

Published in Space
Monday, 14 April 2008 20:25

NASCAR In the Air: the Rocket Racing League

The Rocket Racing League, a sort of NASCAR in the Sky, has announced its first exhibition rocket-powered aircraft races on August 1-2, 2008, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the annual Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show.

Published in Space
A medical gadget called the Inogen ONE is a “breakthrough” portable oxygen generator that concentrates oxygen, doing away with cumbersome liquid oxygen tanks and restoring quality of life to the ultimate form of organic technology: human beings.

Published in Health
Qantas has announced that it’s finally delivering SMS and email services to passengers on selected domestic Australian flights by the end of 2008. Alarmingly they have issued no prices (suggesting it will be expensive), while US airlines will introduce in-flight broadband this year – on the cheap!
Published in Fuzzy Logic
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