SpaceX launched ten satellites into low orbit on 14th January in the first phase of a constellation network of 81 satellites. By early 2018, these Iridium NEXT satellites could transform air traffic control, making it possible to know the exact flight position in real-time of all aircraft equipped with the GlobalBeacon system. Watch the launch video without comment. Read the article.
To build their aircraft today, aeronautical manufacturers are supplied with parts from all around the world. See the map of subcontractors working on the structure of the Boeing 787. Read the article to find out more.
Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack during a United Airlines flight. In the wake of her death, we take a look at current legislation and options available to airline companies in the case of a medical emergency in mid-flight.
All Tupolev Tu-154s are grounded in the wake of the crash of a Syria-bound Russian aircraft on 25th December, moments after take off from the resort town of Sochi. Over 900 models of the Russian three-engine jet have been built since the first one was developed in the early 1960s. aeronewstv takes a look at the aircraft.