Boeing’s Hypersonic Vision: A Sleek Passenger Plane That Can Hit Mach 5

Add Boeing to the list of aircraft makers eyeing a future in which passengers are whisked across the planet at amazing speed, but don’t hold your breath waiting on a Mach 5 ride. Boeing attracted media attention with the unveiling of a hypersonic passenger jet concept at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference in Atlanta in late June. This preliminary design is one of several such concepts the aerospace giant is studying, Boeing spokesperson Brianna Jackson noted in an email. The sleek rendering of a delta wing, twin-tail…

Flights at Cairo airport unaffected by huge blast nearby

Flights at Cairo airport unaffected by huge blast nearby On July 12, 2018, an explosion was recorded near Cairo International Airport. Despite initial reports stating that the incident affected air traffic at the main airport of Egypt, authority bodies deny the claim. Egypt military spokesperson, quoted by several sources, claimed the blast occurred due “high temperatures” at a chemical factory near the airport. Twelve people were injured, Reuters reports. The Ministry of Civil Aviation of Egypt issued a statement on social media, denying that the incident affected flight schedules. The statement…