Flight Plan
The new student union at Florida’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University follows a form inspired by birds in flight. For the engineers, translating that vision into a series of exposed structural systems...

Next-Generation Drones Bolster Bridge Inspections
A preflight, flight, and postflight drone system saves time and money in bridge inspections. It can also create a digital "twin" of bridges....

Saarinen’s Venerable TWA Flight Center to be Transformed

A bird in flight inspired the winning design of the athletics stadium that will be built in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, for the 2016 Olympic Games...

NewsBriefs: Aerospace Firm Aims to Make High-Speed Flight a Reality (EADS and Los Angeles Times)

Construction Begins on Flight 93 Memorial

NewsBriefs: Flight Delays Expected to Worsen as Economy Improves

NewsBriefs: Virgin Atlantic Tests Biofuel Mix in International Flight (Virgin Atlantic)

NewsBriefs: Flights in New York Area to be Capped (CNN.com)

The elegance of a swan's wings extended in flight

NewsBriefs: FAA to Reduce NYC Area Flight Delays by 2011 (Joint Planning and Development Office)

Flight Path Precision
Air traffic delays at the four airports operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey are among the most severe and costly in the nation. A study by the Port Authority proposes...

Flight Track Noise Impact Model (FTNIM): A Tool To Assess the Cost of Noise Abatement

Hovering Over the Harbor
The $600 million extension to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center features a highly sculpted roof inspired by the uplifting image of seabirds in flight, as well as a 300-ft-long...

Smooth Take-Off
Rough runway pavement can make for a bumpy flight and nervous passengers. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey uses an advanced software package to detect and mitigate rough spots...

Capital Facelift Takes Flight
Since 1988, one of the largest and most complex airport renovation projects in U.S. aviation history has been under way in Washington, D.C. Known as the Capital Development Program, the...

Octave Chanute: One of the First in Flight

The Ranger Telerobotic Flight Experiment: Mission, Technologies, and Programmatics

The Return of Deep Soil Mixing
Deep soil mixing, a technique originally developed in the U.S. in the 1970s but virtually ignored because for cost reasons, is regaining acceptance here due in large part to mechanical...

Drivetrain Design, Incorporating Redundancy, for an Autonomous Walking Robot
An often overlooked, though critical, component of a mobile robot is the drivetrain. To achieve the ambitious programmatic goals of an extra-terrestrial, planetary robotic explorer, a...

 

 

 

 

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