Aerospace Engineering 2011-12-14

    • Booking flights on biofuel
      The aviation industry is now deploying biofuels on commercial flights after years of demonstration test flights, but high costs will keep bookings few and far between for a few more years.
    • Beating brownout
      A look at a new airborne landing aid that provides safe-flight capabilities for front-line helicopter crews in degraded visual environments.
    • Making battlefield targets disappear
      The use of 'smart' special materials has the potential to radically alter the way military platforms are defended, and used.