aeroplanes
Self-Powered Aeroplane With Lungs Tested in Portsmouth

This airship thing is not an airship, despite the visual clue of having the shape of an airship. It's one potential contender for the next generation of autonomous flying machine, using the weird science of variable-buoyancy propulsion to move itself along. Read More >>

aeroplanes
Report: Boeing 737 Max Software is ‘Operationally Suitable’

The US Federal Aviation Administration has released a draft report about its initial review of the Boeing 737 Max software update, following two recent plane crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people and led to the grounding of more than 300 of the jets around the world. Read More >>

aeroplanes
DIY Garden Spitfire Refurb Wins Museum Place

A man's self-build Spitfire, based on a storm-damaged replica chassis bought from a museum years ago, is about to make the leap from weird local attraction to full museum exhibit. Read More >>

transport
Virgin Atlantic Draws Men on its Aeroplanes

Virgin is about to change one of the mildly sexist legacy things it inherited from back when women were only things, and is to start adding men and people of all sexual orientations and skin colours to its planes' cockpit figurehead series. Read More >>

transport
BA Gives Posh Fliers HD TV, Mirrors and Their Own Front Door

British Airways is preparing to take delivery of a load of brand new A350 aircraft this summer, and it's already trying to get its richer fliers interested in booking a luxurious new seat; by demonstrating the options that the likes of us may only get a glimpse of when the Curtain of Class is briefly swept aside and the flight crew come through while downsizing their smiles accordingly. Read More >>

aeroplanes
Bored Pilot Writes ‘I’m Bored’ and Draws Two Dicks in the Sky

A pilot based in Adelaide, Australia, took an artistically inspired flight path on Tuesday morning. Read More >>

travel
Ryanair is Cutting its Free Hand Luggage Allowance. Again

Recently Ryanair has been having a few problems. When it's not having to cancel flights for a variety of reasons, or insisting it doesn't have to compensate affected passengers, it's sending out unsigned compensation checks that land would-be passengers with bank fines. Now it's going to make itself eve more unpopular by reducing the hand luggage people can take into the cabin without paying. Again. Read More >>

travel
Passengers Forced to Squint at Terrible Staff Handwriting After Gatwick’s Info Screens Fail

Air travel isn't the most pleasant experience in the world. You have to get to the airport, deal with security, then hang around the overpriced shops and cafes while waiting for the gate information to pop up on a big electronic screen. So imagine the horror that must be unfolding at Gatwick today, where staff have been forced to roll out whiteboards and markers after an IT fail rendered those big screens inoperable. Read More >>

environment
Canada Denies its Aeroplanes Poo on People

An outbreak of poo falling on people in Canada is no nearer to being explained, with the country's aviation coordinator telling a furious public that the human excrement rain is not being dumped out of aeroplane toilets. Read More >>

art
Enthusiasts Want to Build a Full Size Lancaster Bomber to Deliver a Poppy Payload

A group of people with an interest in military hardware and remembering things would like to build a statue for other people to notice from their cars, with the Bomber Gateway Trust seeking permission from the council to build what they hope might be a new national symbol similar to the slightly more artistic Angel of The North. Read More >>

transport
Non-Stop, 17-Hour Flights to Australia Start Tomorrow

Australian airline Qantas is about to make its staff suffer even more than usual, thanks to the launch of a non-stop service that links London to Australia and gets there in 17 long, unbroken, god-forsaken hours. Read More >>

aeroplanes
Vulcan B2 Stamp May Well be the Most Exciting Stamp in the History of Stamps

We're going out on a limb here, but we think there's a pretty huge mid-section overlap on the Venn diagram that compares stamp enthusiasts and retro aeroplane enthusiasts, with this latest set from the Royal Mail stunning both groups by immortalising the favourite aeroplane of a generation -- the Vulcan B2. Read More >>

transport
Ryanair Boss Threatens Brexiters With Holidays to Scotland

Ryanair's outspoken boss Michael O’Leary has had a cracking idea about how to get Brexit voters to change their minds and petition the government to call the whole thing off -- ground his planes and make everyone go to Scotland for their holidays instead. Read More >>

technology
BAE’s MAGMA Stealth Drone Uses ‘Blown Air’ Instead Of Moving Parts To Fly Around

No one's invented cloaking devices yet, so aerospace companies have to use more conventional technologies to make stealthier jets and drones. Or, you know, you could remove some technology, like BAE has with its MAGMA drone, which uses blasts of air instead of traditional flight machinery to manoeuvre. Read More >>

aircraft
NASA Uploads Hundreds of Rare Aircraft Films to YouTube

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center is currently in the process of uploading hundreds of extremely rare films to YouTube. And I’d advise you to stop reading if you want to get any work done today. Read More >>