Latest Laptop Ban on Flights from Middle East and African Origins May Create Fire in the Hold Threat

March 22, 2017 – Sometimes I think that the new Trump administration is really a Marx Brothers’ comedy sketch. See the 1932 film, Duck Soup, if you want to get my drift. ... Continue Reading →

CO2 from Aircraft Only One Part of the Industry’s Greenhouse Gas Problem

March 18, 2017 – Last October I posted information here about an agreement by 191 country members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to adopt a carbon emission ... Continue Reading →

International Aviation Body Adopts Greenhouse Gas Reductions for Jet Travel

October 7, 2016 – Two modes of  transportation were not included in the final COP 21 agreement negotiated in Paris last year. One was marine shipping, and the other air was air ... Continue Reading →

NASA Building New Electric Propulsion Technology for Aircraft

February 10, 2016 – Entitled Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech), this experimental hybrid-electric propulsion system will soon move from a test bed on the ... Continue Reading →

COP21 Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Omission Addressed by 23 Countries

February 9, 2016 – At the Paris climate talks greenhouse gas emissions from ships and airplanes were discussed but there was no final agreement on a cap. Now 23 countries including ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Chinese Company Builds Passenger Carrying Drone

January 8, 2016 – It’s my birthday today and I was looking for the perfect “me gift.” So I went shopping for gadgets coming from news announcements at the Consumer ... Continue Reading →

Hybrid Airplane Takes to the Skies

December 29, 2014 – An in-flight rechargeable experimental aircraft developed by University of Cambridge and Boeing researchers was successfully flown in the United Kingdom in ... Continue Reading →

Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is All About the Past

August 29, 2014 – It is an inspiration to see the technological marvels that have gotten us to where we are today. And a great place to see this is Chicago’s Museum of Science ... Continue Reading →

Small E-Airplanes Take Flight but No Commercial Passenger Planes in the Near Future

July 14, 2014 – A new type of airplane is emerging in the 21st century – the E-Airplane and its cousin the e-Hybrid airplane. The technology is being driven by a number ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: How Not to Lose an Airplane in Flight?

April 5, 2014 – Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 would not have been lost if the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recommendations that came out of the report into ... Continue Reading →