Secondary radar is an important tool in the control of aircraft traffic, and helps make air travel safe. It was developed during dangerous times.
Scientists studying the atmosphere found help in an unlikely place – the aerial bombing campaigns of World War Two.
You have to be smart and fast to be a fighter pilot – but perhaps the most surprising challenge is the clothes you have to wear.
The UK's alcohol problems aren't limited to high streets – so why are airports allowed to flout the rules?
Over the last three decades, the number of US pilots has decreased by 30 percent. That problem is only going to get worse as demand increases.
The recent Aeroplan survey offended many consumers with questions they felt normalized intolerant views. But consumer research has a long history of learning about customers' values.
There is a rapid shift in production of electric cars all over the world. But how will it benefit ordinary people?
Every December Australia's air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
And will the aviation sector implement vital lessons learned from Icelandic disruption in 2010?
Pilots are carefully trained to handle any crisis – but what happens when they are no longer fit mid-flight?
It's not as dangerous as you might think.
On the trail of the men of Britain's Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world's first air force.
Sophisticated systems keep planes in bubbles of safety.
The recent film Sully reveals just what pilots are facing in a disaster situation.
With little hope of finding alternatives to jet fuel, we need to seriously consider a world without flying.
Most passengers have no idea how bad air travel is for the environment.
The crash near Medellin killed 75 people, including many members of a top Brazilian football team, but amazingly left six survivors.
The president-elect's taste for private jets could be just what the aviation industry needs.
While planes still emit too much carbon, they may also help the climate by ensuring clouds bounce more sunlight back into space.
The original jumbo jet revolutionised global travel but more efficient, reliable engines have spelt the end for the 747.