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March 21, 2019

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March 21, 2019

New Scheduling System Could Help Reduce Flight Delays

Nov. 13, 2018 — Scheduling and coordinating air traffic can be difficult, but taking the airlines' and passengers' delay costs into account can actually save airlines money and result in fewer delays, ... read more

June 7, 2018 — What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at home? According to a new study, the answer is the microbiome -- the community of bacteria found in ... read more

Airlines and Passengers Save Billions Through Crew Planning

June 6, 2018 — Research explains the complex reality of airline crew scheduling and provides an inside look at the techniques used by carriers to avoid ... read more

Reading the Minds of Pilots on the Fly

May 21, 2018 — Wearable brain monitoring sensors allowed researchers to measure cognitive workload while aircraft pilots completed memory ... read more

Going Beyond 'Human Error'

Apr. 30, 2018 — A human factors study using Bayes' theorem and content analysis reveals underlying teamwork, organizational, and technological influences on severe US Naval aviation ... read more

General Aviation Pilots Struggle to Interpret Weather Forecast and Observation Displays

Apr. 16, 2018 — When tested on their knowledge of 23 types of weather information, from icing forecasts and turbulence reports to radar, 204 general aviation (GA) pilots were stumped by about 42 percent of the ... read more

Evading in-Flight Lightning Strikes

Mar. 9, 2018 — A new study shows that electrically charging airplanes may reduce their risk of being struck by ... read more

Robotic Spiders and Bees: The Rise of Bioinspired Microrobots

Mar. 1, 2018 — Jumping robot spiders and swarms of robotic bees sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but researchers are already working on such ... read more

Dec. 6, 2017 — A new study focused on unmanned aerial systems is helping quantify the dangers associated with drones sharing airspace with ... read more

Oct. 30, 2017 — The International Air Transport Association predicts that 7.2 billion passengers will fly in 2035, nearly doubling the 3.8 billion in 2016. So how do we make flying easier on the environment? Instead ... read more

Oct. 4, 2017 — Flights all around the world could be encountering lots more turbulence in the future, according to the first ever global projections of in-flight ... read more

Airline Industry Could Fly Thousands of Miles on Biofuel from a New Promising Feedstock

Sep. 11, 2017 — A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis estimates that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered ... read more

Do Video Game Players Make the Best Unmanned Pilots?

Aug. 21, 2017 — New research highlights the usefulness of video game players as unmanned aircraft ... read more

July 13, 2017 — Rising temperatures due to global warming will make it harder for many aircraft around the world to take off in coming decades, says a new study. During the hottest parts of the day, 10 to 30 percent ... read more

Long Term Exposure to Aircraft Noise Linked to High Blood Pressure

June 13, 2017 — Long term exposure to aircraft noise, particularly during the night, is linked to an increased risk of developing high blood pressure and possibly heart flutter and stroke as well, suggests ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Scientists are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which enables long endurance flights of unmanned sailplanes that use the power of ... read more

In-Flight, on-Demand Hydrogen Production Could Mean 'Greener' Aircraft

Apr. 24, 2017 — Technion researchers have a developed safe and efficient way to produce hydrogen on board a plane in flight. Using aluminum particles and (fresh or waste), the technology could one day help meet ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A team of volcanologists and engineers have collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Human lives depend on their decisions, and psychological stress levels are high. An average radio contact takes 3.5 to 11.3 seconds, during which the air traffic controller checks in with the pilot, ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Researchers are using the Stampede supercomputer to design novel, fuel-efficient, wing designs for jets, and to develop tools that can help the industry build more efficient aircraft. The researchers ... read more

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