Aircraft Design

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Electric aircraft poised to reach market

Article | Jun 27, 2013

A Chinese-made electric motor will power what GreenWing International hopes will be the first all-electric production kit to hit the market.

Training Tips: Designs with a twist

Article | Jun 25, 2013

Angle of attack is a key concept for student pilots. Another angle, this one built into the aircraft design, influences controllability.

HondaJet designer recognized for 'pioneering' effort

Article | Sep 20, 2012

Design innovations including an over-wing engine mount have landed HondaJet designer Michimasa Fujino a prestigious award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Print your aircraft? Technology offers new tools

Article | Sep 07, 2012

Aircraft and spacecraft designers are taking advantage of new technology that makes three-dimensional printing a cost-effective option for the fabrication of a wide range of parts. That doesn't mean you can "print" an entire aircraft - yet - but recent advances in this technology may soon drastically reduce the time required to build an airplane at home.