How dangerous is a lightning strike for an aircraft?

Lightning is a sudden high-voltage discharge of electricity that occurs within a cloud, between separate clouds, or between a cloud and the earth’s surface. On average, around 40 to 50 flashes of lightning happen every second around the world. Lightning is powerful and can prove to be deadly, but how dangerous is it to a plane and its passengers? ...


EA-18 Growler completes maiden flight with Next-Gen Jammer pods

The Naval Air System’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) initial mission system flight onboard the electronic attack aircraft EA-18 Growler on August 7, 2020, was reported by the U.S. Navy as successful....


JAL introduced autonomous mobility service at Haneda airport

Japan Airlines (JAL) launched the world's first autonomous driving mobility service for elderly and disabled passengers at Haneda airport on July 1. The self-driving vehicle can bring passengers to th...


Airbus makes 1st fully automatic vision-based take-off [Video]

Airbus performed the first fully automatic vision-based take-off using an Airbus Family test aircraft on January 16, 2020....


2020: revolutionary year for the $700B worth global aviation

2019 brought a challenging period for aviation industry. Boeing MAX grounding, “flight shame” movement, airline bankruptcies and other important events made a huge impact on the annual results. Ho...


Digital transformation in aviation: Big data, IoT, AI & mobility

The aviation industry has been on the front line of digital transformation ever since the digital revolution began almost a quarter of a century ago. Increasingly, companies around the world have come to the realization that the key to unleash the full potential of the aviation market is not only by embracing digital transformation but also, staying at the forefront of this evolution by offering breakthrough solutions based on new forms of digita...


JetPack Aviation launches flying motorcycles pre-order

There is a new promise that flying means of transport might be coming closer to everyday use. California-based company called Jetpack Aviation has launched pre-orders of what it calls “the world’s first flying motorcycle”. ...


Black Boxes: Why airplanes still manage to disappear?

Accidents such as Air France Flight 447 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have reminded on just how vital flight recorders, better known as aircraft black boxes, are for accident investigation and improving aviation safety… if you can find them first. So now, companies are introducing solutions....


Exclusive with IATA: adapting VR and AR technology in training

New technology encourages to rethink training processes and learning experience, especially when it comes to adaptation of VR and AR in training. At Air Convention 2018, Kim Kian Wee, Assistant Director of Training and Innovation at IATA, talked to Rūta Burbaitė from AeroTime about the introduction of new innovative solutions in training and how it can be enhanced with the use of VR and AR.  ...


Boeing, Robotic Skies to work on enhanced commercial UAS services

Boeing, Robotic Skies to work on enhanced commercial UAS services

Boeing and subsidiaries Jeppesen and Aviall have joined with Robotic Skies to develop  industry-leading supply chain management and optimization, analytics, and MRO services for the commercial and civil UAS markets....