Aerospace Goes Batty

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The aerospace industry is made up of many moving parts, most having to do with large drones and human-operated vehicles. However, there is another sector of this industry that involves Micro Air Vehicles (or MAVS.) These are tiny electronic devices that are capable of surveying a foreign environment in the most covert way possible. They […]

Jet Packs – A New Aerospace Innovation

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As kids, we all saw cartoons with animated characters strapping on a backpack-like device and shooting up into the air. We dreamt of being able to do the same – to be able to slide on jetpacks and using them to propel ourselves into the sky. It was, of course, just a dream, until now. […]

3D Printing and Aerospace

In the past couple of months, a revolutionary development has emerged in the aerospace industry. It involves new heat-resistant, 3D printed parts, and could hold the key to less expensive and safer manufacturing. Engineers funded by Darpa, located in Malibu, California, were able to create a ceramic material that is heat-resistant and can withstand a […]

Thailand’s Aviation Industry in Trouble

The United States recently made the decision to lower the safety rating of Thailand’s aviation authority. This decision stemmed from an earlier investigation by the United States Federal Aviation Administration on Thailand’s compliance with safety standards set in place by the United Nation’s International Civil Aviation Organization. Investigators discovered that Thailand’s aviation authority did not […]

Fuel Price Volatility Gives Aviation Industry More Incentive to Invest in Biofuels

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Over the past few years, we’ve seen startling volatility in the price of gas and oil, growing concern about climate change, and a ever-rising demand for air travel. It makes sense that the aviation industry in particular would be feeling the pressure to find new, renewable fuel solutions. While solar, electric, and hydrogen fuels have been developed for many commercial uses, aircrafts […]