Airbus Perlan Mission II surpasses U.
New research shows how smart aircraft can learn to use updrafts of warm air to stay in the sky.
Australia was once at the forefront of RPAS regulation, but we now trail other jurisdictions – and we’re alarmingly misaligned with international best practice.
MH370 safety investigation reports from the Ministry of Transport headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
A "lack of evidence" didn't help investigators find any cause for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, but a report recommends further changes to try to prevent such accidents happening again.
The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty, July 1, 2018.
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July is the hottest month in much of North America. Experts explain who is most affected by heat waves and ways to cope with them.
The Gillard government’s carbon price had no effect on the aviation industry.
If Australia is to meet its climate targets, radical measures could be required to reduce emissions in sectors such as aviation.
Australian magpies are clever enough to tailor their risk-avoidance behaviours to different locations.
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Magpies living near airports are less likely to flee from the sound of passing planes, new research shows. But it's unclear whether this makes them more or less likely to actually get hit.
Chemical companies touted synthetic insecticides and herbicides as miracle products in the 1940s and 1950s. But farmers and cropdusting pilots didn't always buy the sales pitch.
Flapping flags flutter.
Whether or not you’ve ever used the word flutter, you’ve encountered the phenomenon – in flags, airplanes, bridges and more. Mathematicians are still figuring out exactly why and how this happens.
Even pocket parks in cities (Duane Park in Lower Manhattan, pictured here) can shelter wildlife. Read below for ideas about urban biodiversity and other green innovations.
Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.
It’s all change at Ryanair.
To stop pilots strikes this Christmas, Ryanair made a massive U-turn on previous policy on recognising unions.
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?
A medium-size passenger jet burns roughly 750 gallons of fuel per hour.
Scientists have engineered sugarcane to increase its oil content and are developing renewable jet aircraft fuel from the oil. The engineered sugarcane could become a valuable energy crop.
Airports are caught in a bind, relying on income from parking fees but under pressure to make sure fewer passengers pay them. Vote with your wallet.
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If the Civil Aviation Authority hadn't stepped in, things could have been a lot worse.
Pilots are in high demand.
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There is a global pilot shortage which could soon affect all airlines.
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Berliner's may have won the latest battle to keep Tegel airport open, but they are unlikely to win the war.
Keeping its distance.
It's not as dangerous as you might think.
Lufthansa waits in Air Berlin’s wings.
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Is national pride the only thing that can save struggling airlines like Air Berlin and Alitalia from market forces?
Edward Teshmaker Busk.
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.
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Failing to agree an aviation agreement could mean no legal basis for flights to operate at UK airports.