- Oct 24 20161 minute
Obama Says NASA Will Put A Human On Mars ‘By The 2030s.’ Can It?
JEFFREY KLUGER FEW THINGS MAKE A POST-1950S PRESIDENT APPEAR AS visionary as talking about going to Mars. At one point or another, almost all Presidents seem to do it. On Oct. 11, Obama joined the chorus, promising a public-private partnership to se
- Sep 15 20162 minutes
AUTOPILOT MAY HAVE CONTROL ON YOUR NEXT DESCENT—FOR SAFETY REASONS.
- Sep 15 20164 minutes
What’s up in the Air?
Road warriors can expect five big changes ahead in air travel.
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
A New Leader In The Suborbital Space Race
Blue Origin’s string of successes means pressure for Virgin Galactic | “Make damn sure that we feel comfortable putting people on”
- Nov 1 20161 minute
10-Hour Layover? Lucky You
How Icelandair made waiting for connecting flights a thing of beauty.
- Nov 21 20162 minutes
Want To Go To Mars? Ron Howard’s New Series Gives Red Planet Fever A Boost
IT’S A FIRST-WORLD LUXURY TO LIVE in a country in which we can gripe about not having gotten to Mars yet. If we could land on the moon 47 years ago, why is Mars taking so long? The question is being asked more often lately, which makes it a good time
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
The Short Flight From Clerk To Cockpit
JetBlue welcomes its first pilot trainees without past experience | “I’m literally blown away by the enthusiasm and raw aptitude”
- Jul 1 20161 minute
Clay Dillow WITH NEARLY 2 million lines of code and a host of futuristic technologies, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter isn’t the kind of product one designs with only a pencil and paper. But Bob Ruszkowski, a longtime aircraft engineer for Lockheed Ma
- Jun 6 20161 minute
The Losses Of Egyptair Flight 804
JARED MALSIN, with reporting by JONATHAN RASHAD/CAIRO ONE WAS A CANADIAN-EGYPTIAN manager with IBM, returning to Cairo from a vacation in Paris. Another had been a volunteer firefighter in France. A third was a 26-year-old flight attendant. They we
- Nov 7 20163 minutes
Private Jets Aren’t So Private Anymore
Services that share planes are hurting sales | “The democratization of private aviation is … here to stay”
- Sep 26 201612 minutes
Sea Dragon and Super Stallion helicopters keep killing U.S. troops in fiery crashes. An investigation into a tragic consequence of the U.S. government budget sequester
- Jun 20 20161 minute
Airplane Black Boxes Are Badly Out Of Date
Vivienne Walt Weeks of hunting for the flight data and voice recorders from EgyptAir Flight 804 have prompted renewed calls to update the way airplanes gather and transmit information. Advocates want to move past an aging black-box system that was i
- Feb 1 20152 minutes
Game Of Drones: How This Husband And Wife Team Took Photography To New Heights
Elevated Element combines unmanned technology and photography, and sales are soaring.
- Sep 19 20163 minutes
Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger After The Miracle
AS HIS STORY HITS THE BIG SCREEN, THE PILOT WHO SAVED 155 LIVES BY LANDING A JET ON THE HUDSON OPENS UP ABOUT LIFE AS A RELUCTANT HERO
- Jan 1 20162 minutes
4 Pain Points Of Future Flights And How To Handle Them
All signs point to worsening flight experiences. What can be done?
- Oct 3 20161 minute
How Incentive Prizes Can Spark Innovation
IN 1927 CHARLES LINDBERGH BECAME the first solo pilot to fly nonstop across the Atlantic. The flight not only made Lindbergh famous; it also created the perception that flying was safe and available to the common man. And it was all sparked by a rewa
- Feb 1 20133 minutes
The Joys And Pains Of Elite Airline Status
Racking up miles to earn elite airline status can be a pain, but the perks are worth it.
- Oct 1 20132 minutes
Airlines Compete For Premium Customers With Crazy Perks
From in-flight showers, to airport spas and hair salons, airlines' premium classes are exploding with perks. Meanwhile in economy, space is getting even tighter.
- Nov 1 201611 minutes
The Great Rocket Race
ELON MUSK’S SPACEX IS JOUSTING WITH A BOEING-LOCKHEED JOINT VENTURE FOR THE LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OF SENDING SATELLITES TO SPACE. THE INCUMBENT FACES A DAUNTING TWO-PRONGED CHALLENGE: CAN IT SLASH PRICES WHILE OVERHAULING A KEY PART OF ITS TECHNOLOGY?
- Nov 1 20161 minute
Safety Net In The Sky
Technology that tracks aircraft anywhere in the world could boost airlines’ efficiency and make missing planes a thing of the past.
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
Why Trump Wants To Ground The Next Air Force One
The president-elect borrows an idea from his predecessor, using his bully pulpit to take on Boeing and a costly new set of wings.
- Dec 1 20164 minutes
Spooks In Space
How a banal celestial lab kicked off a new age of warfare.
- Nov 1 20153 minutes
How This Private-Aviation Training Agency Takes Service To New Heights
SkyAngels is out to make the skies a bit friendlier for flyers.