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Star-studded homage for Bob Hoover

Article | Jan 31, 2014

Aviation luminaries will gather in Hollywood Feb. 20 and 21 to pay special tribute to living aviation legend R.A. "Bob" Hoover.

Gulfstream jet to test wing ‘morphing’

Article | Jan 16, 2014

Wing “morphing” may be emerging as an alternative approach that would replace jointed control surfaces on aircraft with seamless, deformable surfaces.

Factory trike awaits FAA approval

Article | Dec 16, 2013

Flight testing of a factory version of the Quicksilver Sport 2S, the first of two models with factory-built versions planned, is complete.

NASA tests insect solutions

Article | Nov 27, 2013

A small team of specialists at NASA’s Langley Research Center has taken to the skies in a Falcon jet hunting bugs.

Cessna Citation X speed confirmed

Article | Nov 04, 2013

Cessna has reclaimed the distinction of producing the fastest civilian aircraft, with a top speed of Mach 0.935 confirmed in certification flight tests.

Glider pilots aim to reach 90,000 feet on wind power

Article | Oct 30, 2013

A small team is aiming to soar to the far reaches of the stratosphere in a specially designed glider that will transport its pilots to a desperately lonely place.

GE boosts fuel efficiency in Passport engine

Article | Oct 21, 2013

GE Aviation has improved performance and reduced fuel burn in its Passport engine.

Rig it right: Improving aircraft performance, part 3

Aircraft Maintenance | Oct 07, 2013

If your plane is not properly rigged, the aircraft is fighting against itself in flight.

Pilot Profile: Brian Binnie

Article | Oct 03, 2013

As a test pilot, Brian Binnie doesn’t have an ordinary day on the job. But one day stands out as extraordinary in his career. It’s the day — Oct. 4, 2004 to be exact — that he flew SpaceShipOne and became the nation’s 435th astronaut while winning Scaled Composites the $10 million Ansari X Prize.