Known primarily for his significant contributions to aviation technology, Leonard Michael Greene (1918-2006) was an American inventor who held over two-hundred patents. Many of Greene’s patents are related to aviation which one of the most noteworthy being his Aircraft Stall Warning device …
Chuck Yeager‘s most recognized achievement is being the first man to break the sound barrier, which he did on October 14, 1947 as a test pilot for the U.S. Air Force. Much earlier in his career, Yeager flew for the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. Shortly after he claimed his first kill, [...]
One of the many reasons the concord was grounded was because of the massive amount of noise pollution generated as the aircraft continually broke the sound-barrier. But recent research and development efforts seem to be targeted towards getting supersonic aircraft back in the air on a commercial level. What has changed?
The Bangalore light combat aircraft (LCA) known as the Tejas not only enjoyed a successful maiden flight when it zipped through the skies over Bangalore on Monday evening, but it managed to become the second Tejas aircraft to break the sound barrier. The supersonic maiden test flight lasted approximately 43 minutes and saw the aircraft reach Mach 1.1 at an altitude of 9.5 km.
They may be well beyond the scope of the average businessman, but supersonic business jets are fast becoming hot property. With the ever-increasing demand for fast business jets, the market for small supersonic jets has exploded. Most of the major aircraft companies are gearing up for the demand by developing their own range of small super-fast jets and, despite massive price tags, it would seem consumers are lining up to purchase them.