Solar Impulse ends cross-country US flight slightly early in NY due to torn left wing

Solar Impulse has successfully hopped its way across the US, completing the final leg of its journey from Washington Dulles International Airport. While today marks the end of the effort at New York’s JFK airport as expected, the solar-powered air…


Solar Impulse sets off on its journey across the US (video)

Early this morning at Moffet Air Field in Mountain View, California, Solar Impulse finally took off on the first leg of its barnstorming tour across the US. Of course, this isn’t the first time the sun-powered plane and its pilots, Bertrand Piccar…


Visualized: Boeing supersonic airliner concept soars in a wind tunnel, quietly

No, you’re not looking at an early preview of Star Wars Episode VII — it just might represent the future of air transport, though. Boeing has spent years developing a truly quiet supersonic airliner concept, the Icon II, and what you see is an ae…


Hacker claims he can remotely hijack airplanes using an Android app

Hugo Teso, a security consultant who also happens to be a trained commercial pilot, says he’s developed an Android app that can make an airliner “dance to his tune” by attacking its flight management systems. The hack was demoed at this year’s Hack I…


Boeing 787 Dreamliner completes flight check, certification still awaits (update)

It wouldn’t surprise us to learn that more than a few Boeing officials had their fingers crossed this morning in Everett, Washington. That’s because the 787 Dreamliner took to the skies for the first time since being grounded in an effort to demonstr…


Navy looks into UV cloak for stealth aircraft

The Navy’s invested good money in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which obscures radar waves and redirects engine heat to evade recognition by infrared sensors. But that stealth flier is still vulnerable to another type of detection: UV sensors. The P…