Air International 2014-04
Main: Technology
Tests using the DLR’s A320-232 Advanced Technology Research Aircraft found vortex generators underneath the aircraft eliminated two noise tones.
For low-fare airlines, like Jetstar, minimising costs is especially important.
A Sharklet-equipped Air France A320ceo coming into land at Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Lufthansa’s A320ceos are now receiving both Sharklets and the DLR-developed vortex generators.
Spanish budget airline Vueling was the first European carrier to introduce Sharklets on its A320ceos.
Tigerair was one of the first airlines to go for the 'production retrofit’ option to install Sharklets on its A320ceos.
AirAsia was the first airline to fit Sharklets to its A320ceos.
NASA’s RQ-4s routinely operate at up to 62,300ft (19,989 m) on HALE missions.
A NASA RQ-4A landing at Edwards AFB, California, after completing a mission over the Atlantic Ocean as part of HS3.
NASA’s two Global Hawks on the ground at Edwards AFB.
One of the two NASA RQ-4s operating at altitude.
NASA Goddard support scientist Patrick Selmer installs cables during the installation of the Cloud Physics Lidar into a NASA Global Hawk for the HS3 mission.
The Scanning High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder system, used for the HS3 mission, mounted on the bottom of a NASA RQ-4A.
A tropical storm as seen during a HS3 Mission.
The Skylon is intended to be light, reusable and operable from conventional airports.
The distinctively shaped Skylon will be 84 m (275 ft) long.

An impression of a Skylon re­entering the atmosphere - the vehicle is designed to be re-useable and to fly anywhere in the world in four hours.
Ten main features of the British Skylon spaceplane which also gives an indication of the physical scale of the concept
The Skylon will feature a hybrid engine which will operate in both air-breathing mode and as a rocket.
Boeing and Airbus are both seeking fuel savings with their efficiency improvements to the 737NG and A320ceo.
Boeing is working on a number of structural and systems improvements to the 737NG to reduce its fuel burn.
An artist's impression of how the Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglet will look on a Thomson Airways Boeing 737-800.
Blended Winglets on a line-up of KLM Boeing 737-800s.