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Helio Aircraft are About to Make a Comeback

Helio airplanes have an excellent track record of reliability and performance, having seen action in some of the harshest environments all around the world. Helios are widely known for their short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities, which means they don't need much in the way of runway for taking off ...

Piper Aircraft Reports “Exceptional Year” for 2018 Production and Sales

General aviation aircraft manufacturer Piper Aircraft reported a jump in both aircraft deliveries and billings in 2018. Piper reported in a news release with TCPalm that in 2018, there was an increase of 48% in aircraft deliveries and a 38% increase in billings to $262.6 million. The forecast for the coming years is generally optimistic, ...

Trends in aircraft design

The rise of air travel started when people took to the skies in hot air balloons. And over two centuries later, air travel has become the world’s fastest way of going to and from places across the globe. Aircraft designs have a come a long way since then and ...

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, ...

What Happens When Airplanes Dump Fuel?

You've probably seen it in the news, or maybe even on a TV show or a film feature: an airline pilot requesting to dump fuel just before attempting an emergency landing. Which now begs the question: what happens when airplanes dump fuel? And why do pilots have to do so ...

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