Aviation

NOT OUT OF THE BLUE

US Government Probes Airplane Vulnerabilities, Says Airline Hack Is ‘Only a Matter of Time’

According to DHS and other US government documents obtained by Motherboard, the DHS is continuing to investigate how insecure commercial aircraft are to cyber attacks, with one research lab saying hacking a plane may lead to a "catastrophic disaster."
Joseph Cox
6.6.18
Aviators

Amelia Earhart Likely Died on Nikumaroro, Study Finds

Bones recovered on the remote Pacific island are more similar to Earhart than "99 percent of individuals in a large reference sample."
Becky Ferreira
3.9.18
Planes, Pains, and Climate Change

Airports and Planes Need to Adapt to Climate Change, Too

High temperatures are already grounding planes, but what happens if (or when) things get worse?
Sarah Emerson
7.13.17
robotic raptors

Robo-Falcons Will Scare Off Actual Live Birds at the Edmonton Airport

The Canadian airport says it’s the first in the world to try something like this.
Lisa Cumming
5.10.17
Top Fun

This 1997 Flight Sim Let You Fly the F-35 Years Before It Was Ready

I first flew the F-35 as a nine-year-old.
Ben Sullivan
2.1.17
Canada

How Whooping Cranes Learned to Migrate By Following an Airplane

There were only 15 cranes left in the world. Then people stepped up.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.8.16
machines

How Much Risk Do Small Drones Pose to Aircraft, Really?

The UK government has commissioned a project that will analyse the damage drones can do to aircraft.
Ben Sullivan
10.18.16
machines

Watch This F-16’s Autopilot Save an Unconscious Pilot’s Life

Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System successfully avoids ground.
Ben Sullivan
9.13.16
Internet

Facebook’s Drone Creators Are Planning an Edible Humanitarian Aid Aircraft

A disposable drone you can eat on a one-way trip to disaster areas.
Ben Sullivan
9.9.16
nasa

NASA Funded 5 Experiments that Could Change How We Fly

The space agency wants to make aviation quiet, economical and environmentally friendly.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.6.16
videos

Innovation and Perseverance Were Key To The First Trans-Atlantic Solar Flight

Solar Impulse 2 succeeded in flying around the globe, but it wasn't easy.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
7.5.16
nasa

Meet NASA’s New Electric Plane: ‘Maxwell’

The space agency is flying slowly toward a carbon-free future.
Steve Huff
6.18.16