Aircraft Design

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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.

Back to a supersonic future

Article | Apr 26, 2012

When they lower the boom, we may get the word from a general aviation pilot who directs research that is blazing new trails and solving old riddles in aerodynamics.

Meet the artist who designed your certificate

Article | Apr 18, 2012

Every American pilot issued a new certificate since 2004 has the work of FAA graphic designer Bryan Dahlvang in his or her wallet.