This Is A Fully Armed F-15SA, The Most Advanced Production Eagle Ever

The F-15SA is the most advanced production F-15 Eagle ever built. Saudi Arabia ordered 84 new build F-15SAs and close to 70 kits to upgrade their existing F-15S fleet to the SA configuration. Just one part of this upgrade is the activation of Eagle’s outboard wing stores stations, which will expand the jet’s already… » 7/05/15 10:05am Yesterday 10:05am

This Isn't A Giant Cessna: It's Boeing's Newest ecoDemonstrator 

When an airliner gets a new winglet or engine nacelle, it’s a big deal for the industry. The pace of change for commercial aircraft design is best described as “molasses.” Manufacturers are wary of risking radical designs which could be disruptive to infrastructure or federal safety standards. » 6/27/15 4:10pm 6/27/15 4:10pm

Boeing Scales Back 747 Production As Air Cargo Market Changes Rapidly

Despite receiving a big Memorandum of Understanding for 20 new 747-8F aircraft last week at the Paris Air Show, Boeing announced that they would slow production for the original jumbo jet at their Everett, WA manufacturing facility. This is the fourth time in two years that 747-8 production has been throttled back.… » 6/26/15 2:25pm 6/26/15 2:25pm

NASA's Stubby 747 Has A Big Telescope In The Back That Can See Pluto

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has recently begun sending back the first color images of Pluto and Charon, and they are spectacular. But prior to the probe making its close approach to Pluto on July 14th, scientists have been scouting Pluto’s atmosphere using a 98-inch telescope mounted inside a highly modified Boeing… » 6/24/15 12:05pm 6/24/15 12:05pm

Watch The 787-9 Tear Up The Skies Like A Fighter Jet 

Boeing is preparing to make a big splash with its stretched Dreamliner at the Paris Air Show this year. How do they plan on doing this? The old school way, by putting the 300,000 pound beast through its paces in front of a huge crowd, max performing the carbon fiber jet like it was an F-15, as seen in the video below: » 6/11/15 2:07pm 6/11/15 2:07pm

Broken Booms: Why Is It So Hard To Develop & Procure A New USAF Tanker? 

I was catching up on the KC-46 Pegasus program when I read this story and this story, among others, discussing further delays and issues with the USAF’s long awaited new tanker. All this reminded me of a question I have asked for so long: Why has it become so hard for the USAF to develop and procure a new tanker?
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World's Biggest Planes Are Endangered As Orders Dry Up

This week, the world's largest passenger jets, the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 each made the kind of news that manufacturers don't like to make. Both Airbus and Boeing signaled their biggest jets might be nearing the end of their production lives, as orders for their large twin-engined planes cannibalize orders for the… » 12/12/14 9:15am 12/12/14 9:15am

Deployable Recorders Can Help Locate Crashed Aircraft

After the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this March, the biggest hinderance to the investigation has been the lack of data from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, presumedly submerged with the rest of the wreckage. But now Airbus will implement a solution for future… » 10/07/14 3:00pm 10/07/14 3:00pm