Bombardier Design An Eco-Friendly Wings

Bombardier Design An Eco-Friendly Wings

A Belfast-originated Bombardier team has won an esteemed engineering award. They got this recognition for inventing an aircraft wing that reduces the emissions of commercial airliners. This prestigious award acted as a boost for an industry agonized by uncertainty...
Aileron Definition, Meaning & Explanation

Aileron Definition, Meaning & Explanation

An aileron (French for ‘little wing’) is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft. Also refers to the extremities of a bird’s wings used to control their flight. Ailerons are used...
Tomorrow’s Wings

Tomorrow’s Wings

The airfoils and flight control surfaces of the future might be very different than what we’re used to. Think engines, lots of them, and bird wings. If you’ve been around aviation for any length of time, you know a few stories about so-called revolutionary aircraft...
Here’s the simple reason planes have winglets

Here’s the simple reason planes have winglets

Ever look out the window of a plane or watch as it pulls up to the gate? Have you ever wondered why some planes have pointy bits at the ends of the wings? What you see are “winglets,” and they have essentially become standard equipment on all new...