The boss of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, is removing limits off on the amount of holidays his personal staff can take in the hope that it will boost morale, creativity and productivity. The billionaire, worth US$4.6 billion according to Forbes Magazine, wrote on his blog that his staff of 170 in the US and [...]
JetBlue Airways Corp. on Thursday named Robin Hayes, its current president and a former British Airways executive, to succeed Dave Barger as CEO, effective February 16, 2015. Investors had expected the transformation, on the grounds that Barger’s contract was about to expire that month and the fact that he had turned blind eye for being [...]
Blue Origin, private spaceflight company backed by e-commerce retail billionaire Jeff Bezos, has entered into a partnership with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture to supply rocket engines that will launch America’s military and national security satellites. The announcement comes after fellow billionaire Elon Musk revealed developments behind building a rocket and capsule through his Space [...]
Airbus Group has revealed plans to simplify its Defense and Space division in order to focus on military aircraft, satellites and space launchers, which has a combined annual revenue of around $2.6 billion, as a part of reorganization efforts which also includes thousands of job cuts. The Blagnac, France-based company will reinforce its remaining portfolio [...]
Seattle-based Teague, global design consultancy for aviation, and NIKE have collaborated to create an “Athlete’s Plane”, an out of this world pre-and post-game training and treatment facility which could revolutionize the way professional sports teams travel around the world. In a unique collaboration with NIKE, Teague has developed an innovative airplane cabin concept to enhance [...]
SpaceX, the space transport services company founded by elite billionaire Elon Musk, will build the world’s first private commercial rocket launch site on a remote beach in South Texas. The announcement comes after 3 years of planning process, which will lead to placing Texas’s role as a space state once the industry evolves, transforming from [...]
The Department of Transportation proposed rules on Wednesday that U.S. airlines should disclose ancillary fees for checked baggage, carry-on items and other services to make it easier for passengers to ascertain the actual cost of a ticket. The Transportation Department’s proposed disclosure rules, which build on consumer protections that were issued in December 2009 and [...]
Airbus’ latest experimental small aircraft E-Fan powered completely by electricity has successfully taken to the skies for its maiden voyage in France. The environment friendly flight took off from an airport close to Bordeaux in south western France and its developers believe that their maiden flight could bring down the cost of air travel by [...]
Billionaire tech investor Elon Musk now wants a larger share of the space market and he’s willing to sue the government over the space launch contract. Space Exploration Technologies, Musk’s Hawthorne, California-based rocket company announced Friday that it plans to file a lawsuit against U.S. Air Force over what he sees as a monopoly in [...]
Return of the World’s Fastest, Insane and Fiercest Motorsport: Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2014
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is back in the skies in 2014! The seven-race World Championship is set to stage in six different countries, the first of which was held in Abu Dhabi on February 28, 2014. The sport which was first held in the year of 2003 is since then watched by [...]
Google Inc., has acquired solar-orbital drone marker Titan Aerospace, the one Facebook had been eyeing for months to compliment Project Loon which aims on delivering wireless internet to remote parts of the world. Facebook on the contrary settled for a 20$ million deal to purchase a U.K-based marker of solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicles company named [...]
A futuristic flying machine built for an ambitious mission to try and fly around the world without using fuel has been unveiled. The plane is designed to fly around the world powered only by the sun. Pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard revealed the solar powered flight on Wednesday in a ceremony in Payerne Air [...]
In an interesting business move, social-networking giant Facebook is reportedly going to acquire Titan Aerospace, the maker of a solar-powered high-altitude drone that can stay in the air for five years at a time. With these drones Facebook plans to offer an online connection to the five billion people who don’t have access to internet or [...]
Cell phones that devilishly wait for warranty to be up before going on self-destruction mode now have a rival, Boeing’s Black Ultra-Secure Smartphone. The Chicago-based Boeing Company, primarily an Aerospace and Defense contractor known for making jetliners and fighter jets, will now make room for expansion of its existing ‘Communication Division’. The aerospace manufacturer already [...]
British engineering company, Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC has unveiled design plans of its cutting edge gen-next engine designs, which it trusts will be utilized to power long-range commercial aircraft for Airbus Group NV and its U.S rival Boeing Co. The world’s second largest creator of commercial and military jet engines after General Electric Co. showcased two [...]
In an ideal world who wouldn’t fancy hovering every day between Fifth Avenue and Oxford Street, spending weekends on the Greek island of Santorini and Amalfi nights in Italy without questioning the paucity of time? Boston-based aerospace firm Spike Aerospace seems to have taken the challenge of blessing us with the lavishness of flying between [...]
In response to threats against the upcoming Winter Olympics from North Caucasus jihadists, who seek to institute a Caucasus Emirate separate from Russia, the Pentagon has agreed to aid Russian security forces with counter-terrorism technology.
If you thought that space tourism a was distant achievable enterprise, 2014 will change your mindset for Branson’s Virgin Galactic is finally poised to lift off this year. Furthermore, a new Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket will help humanity get to Mars three times faster than the existing spacecrafts. Every day science fiction comes closer to reality!
Japan Air line placed a deal with Airbus. Airbus, Giant Aircraft maker has too agreed with the deal for 31 long-haul A350 jetliners having a price of $9.75 billion. The agreement on Monday predicts that the deliveries will start in 2019 and new planes will be rolled over six years.