Tag Archives: Commercial Airliners
DreamChaser

NASA, FAA Work out Spaceship Rules

NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration have worked out their division of labor for clearing a new generation of private-sector spaceships for liftoff — putting the aviation agency in charge of any crew-carrying spacecraft that launches and lands, but requiring the space agency’s additional signoff on any missions it’s paying for. The arrangement was set […]

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Boeing  Commercial jets of the future may have high-span wings and be powered by hybrid-electric engines.

Boeing Concept Jet Could be Prius of the Skies

In 2050, flying commercial may still mean crammed overhead bins and crummy food, but the engine could be powered by liquefied natural gas or electricity, according to an ongoing study on the future of flight. Such planes might also be constructed with lighter materials, sport high-span truss-based wings, and be routed with improved air-traffic control […]

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Beoing Genx-Powered Dreamliner

First U.S. Commercial Flight of GEnx-Powered Dreamliner Lands in Boston

April 24, 2012 – A GEnx-powered Boeing 787 Dreamliner made the first U.S. commercial landing in Boston Sunday afternoon. The flight launched a new nonstop route between Asia and Boston operated by Japan Airlines. JAL took possession of two Dreamliners last month in Seattle and will soon open a second new nonstop Dreamliner route between […]

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