Engineering

New method helps keep an eye on electromagnetic coils degradation

Electromagnetic coils are widely used components in many applications and systems, including solenoids, motors and transformers. However, coil insulation systems are failure-prone, especially under excessive thermal stresses, ...

Business

Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2020 or 2021

Qatar Airways has said it will not take any new aircraft in 2020 or 2021, deferring orders with Boeing and Airbus as demand diminishes amid the coronavirus crisis.

Engineering

Researchers find new ways to test swarming drones

The U.S. Army has implemented a one-of-a-kind outdoor system to test swarming drones—with a capacity of more than 1,500 times the volume of a typical testing facility.

Business

General Electric to cut 10,000 aviation jobs

General Electric announced Monday it will cut an additional 10,000 jobs from its aviation sector as the coronavirus pandemic decimates the industry, forcing companies to cancel orders.

Business

Coronavirus pushes Airbus into Q1 loss

European aviation giant Airbus plunged into the red in the first quarter as the coronavirus pandemic sparked "the gravest crisis the aerospace industry has ever known", it said Wednesday.

Business

Boeing reports more order cancelations in March

Boeing saw a spike in canceled plane orders in March, due to the travails of the 737 MAX as well as the hit to air travel from COVID-19, the company reported Tuesday.

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Aircraft

An aircraft is a vehicle which is able to fly by being supported by the air, or in general, the atmosphere of a planet. An aircraft counters the force of gravity by using either static lift (as with balloons, blimps and dirigibles) or by using the dynamic lift of an airfoil (as with vehicles that plane the air with wings in a straight manner, such as airplanes and gliders, or vehicles that generate lift with wings in a rotary manner, such as helicopters or gyrocopters).

Although rockets and missiles also travel through the atmosphere, they are not considered aircraft because they use rocket thrust instead of aerodynamic loading as the primary means of lift. A cruise missile relies on a lifting wing throughout the majority of its flight regime.

The human activity which surrounds aircraft is called aviation. Manned aircraft are flown by an onboard pilot. Unmanned aerial vehicles may be [[remotely controlled or self-controlled by onboard computers. Target drones are an example of UAVs.

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