Stratolaunch performs first taxi tests

The world’s largest aircraft came one step closer to reality on December 17 after successfully conducting its first taxi tests. The Stratolaunch, an initiative of Microsoft co-founder Paul G Allen and Scaled Composites, is a platformed designed to carry rockets into the upper atmosphere where they can be … [Read more...]

Leadership changes at Airbus

(Photo: Airbus)

Global aerospace giant Airbus will have new leadership at the top of the company by April 2019 and at its key commercial aircraft arm by February 2018. Current Airbus chief executive Tom Enders will step down by the company’s annual shareholders meeting in April 2019, saying the company needed “fresh minds … [Read more...]

Japan Airlines signals supersonic ambitions

An artist's impression of the Boom Supersonic aircraft. (Boom)

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signalled its interest in supersonic flight through a partnership with Boom Supersonic. The Japanese flag carrier said on Tuesday it would invest US$10 million in Boom and hold options to purchase up to 20 supersonic aircraft. Further, there would also be collaboration between … [Read more...]