Attendees take photos in front of a Chinese C919 passenger jet after its first flight at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.

China’s first domestically made passenger jet is a warning to Boeing and Airbus


The world’s fastest-growing aviation market wants to stop buying foreign-made planes. Or at least not as many.


How a group of drone racers are hoping to use their big events to educate others

French gendarmes and police inspect a piece of plane debris found on a beach on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion.

What can the Indian Ocean plane wreckage tell us?

Niloofar Rahmani

Meet two women who are the first female pilots in their countries

Solar Impulse 2 grounded in Hawaii until 2016

The record-breaking solar plane, Solar Impulse 2, is grounded in Hawaii

Solar Impulse 2 parked in Japan

Solar-powered airplane lands safely, breaking flight record


After flying for five days, Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane, has landed safely in a Hawaii airport after flying out of Japan. The pilot, Andre Borschberg,has broken the endurance record for a solo flight.

The US Marine Corps C-130 Hercules named "Fat Albert," assigned to the US Navy “Blue Angels” flight demonstration team, uses Jet Assisted Take Off bottles during the 2005 Blue Angel Homecoming show.

A Marine pilot breaks the gender barrier in one of the world’s most elite squadrons


When the elite aerial team called the Blue Angels formed in 1946, all of its pilots were men. In 2014, the same thing was true. Now history has been made with the addition of Capt. Katie Higgins, the first female pilot to serve with the Navy’s world-famous demonstration squadron.

The view from 15,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean as seen from the Two Eagles Balloon flight deck.

A US-Russian pair is trying to smash the ‘holy grail’ of ballooning records


Balloon pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia are currently floating above the Pacific Ocean on what they hope is a record-setting flight. Now five days and more than 5,000 miles into the trip, they’re gunning for the record for longest gas balloon trip of all time.

A child looks on at a viewing gallery overlooking AirAsia planes on the tarmac at Changi Airport in Singapore December 29, 2014.

An AirAsia jet carrying 162 people is still missing


As authorities continue to search for a missing AirAsia flight bound for Singapore, fears are growing that the aircraft is “at the bottom of the sea.” Meanwhile, AirAsia’s flamboyant chief executive, Tony Fernandes, has been thrust into the international spotlight as his company confronts its first major crisis.

Flights from Israel had partially resumed Friday, but there were still plenty of cancellations. The FAA ban on flights to Tel Aviv left many Israelis feeling claustrophobic and isolated — even if only for two days.

The US flight ban left Israelis feeling cut off from the world

Conflict & Justice

It lasted only 48 hours, but a halt to American flights in and out of Israel touched an uncomfortable nerve in the small and isolated country. It lasted only 48 hours, but a halt to American flights in and out of Israel touched an uncomfortable nerve in the small and isolated country.