Category Archives: Aviation Technology

What are the different types of corrosion that affect your aircraft?

Corrosion is a big problem for every mechanic in the world. Like any other vehicle, aircraft are susceptible to corrosion. Its effects may or may not be seen right away, so it is best to always check up on your aircraft for affected areas. Corrosion is responsible for a lot of damages in your plane, and it will cost you a lot if they're left untreated.    To deal with this problem, mechanics apply paint on the different parts of the aircraft. The paint will help delay the effects of corrosion on the metal. However, all metals will succumb to corrosion ...

Boom Technology Gears Up For Supersonic Jet Launch

Blake Scholl’s startup company, Boom Technology, has designed a prototype for its supersonic jet built for a transatlantic flight. How did an independent company manage to get so far in the industry? Boom Technology Airliner Concept in flight. Blake Scholl was an outsider in the aviation field. Sure, he was an amateur pilot and longtime fan of aviation, but his background and early work weren’t exactly geared towards aerospace. A computer science graduate, Scholl worked at Amazon.com Inc.'s advertising division until he founded his own startup, Kima Labs, which was then absorbed by Groupon Inc. So ...

Aerospace Tech Startup on a Mission to Build The World’s Fastest Commercial Aircraft

The race to provide the world with next-generation supersonic commercial air travel is now on. Aerospace tech startup Hermeus had unveiled last month its plans to build a new aircraft that can travel at speeds of up to Mach 5-- five times the speed of sound. According to Ars Technica, Hermeus was able to raise an initial round of funding led by Khosla Ventures, allowing it to move forward in its development of a propulsion demonstrator and other initial technologies needed to make the supersonic prototype aircraft. Such an aircraft would cut travel time from New York to Paris from ...

How will Aviation mandate the existence of Drones?

Terminator, iRobot, Eagle Eye, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Ex-Machina, Transformers...the list goes on and on into pop culture displaying our fear of robots and how they will take over life as we know it in the future. Well folks, the future is here, and instead of hyper-intelligent humanlike machines, the robots we are starting to see almost daily are flight adept drones. By experiencing an extreme level of hyper-growth in a continually inflating industry, drones have become the answer to defense, filmmaking, intelligence, transportation, recreation, photography, delivery, and even on down to Christmas gifts. They’re even ...

Solar Aviation

Technology is growing and changing at a rapid pace. The advancements that we have seen over just the past 10-20 years are astounding! The first solar family car was built in 2013 by students in the Netherlands. That vehicle was capable of 550 miles on one charge during sunlight. Solar buses are now being powered by solar energy, all or part of which is collected from stationary solar panel installations. Solar powered boats have mainly been limited to rivers and canals, but in 2007 an experimental 14m catamaran, the Sun21 sailed the Atlantic from Seville to Miami, and from there to New York. ...

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