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What is a black box?

What is a black box?

Posted by Kendra Kuhar on Jun 5th 2018

When aircraft crash or disappear, investigators highly prioritize retrieving the aircraft's black box. The device records the entire flight, as well as conversations in the cockpit and between the …
The Airplane that Fights Jet Lag for You

The Airplane that Fights Jet Lag for You

Posted by Kendra Kuhar on Mar 21st 2018

Jet lag is problematic. You travel on an airplane for an extended amount of time and a feeling of fatigue and discomfort overcomes you upon reaching your destination. Our bodies try to compensate and …
The Helicopter's Technology Update

The Helicopter's Technology Update

Posted by Kendra Kuhar on Mar 7th 2018

We often hear a lot of news on new technology and innovation for airplanes like flexible wings and turbulence-detecting lasers. However, there is not an incredible amount of news on helicopter tech …
U.S. Navy Fighter Fleet Upgrades

U.S. Navy Fighter Fleet Upgrades

Posted by Kendra Kuhar on Feb 28th 2018

Within the last year, the United States Navy heavily focused on improving the strike fighters in their fleet. The F/A-18 Hornet is a modern version of the Air Force's F-16 Fighting Falcon and designed …
How Are Aircraft Engines Tested?

How Are Aircraft Engines Tested?

Posted by Kendra Kuhar on Feb 5th 2018

Aircraft engine testing, especially on commercial flights, is top-priority to ensure safety for everyone on board. According to the FAA, more than 42,000 flights and 2,587,000 passengers traveled in t …

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