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MIT to co-lead federal aviation environment center
AeroAstro labs will research sustainable aviation solutions for the FAA.
Planes, trains and automobiles: faster, stronger, lighter
New technique advances carbon-fiber composites.
Department snapshot: Aeronautics and Astronautics
AeroAstro takes off in new directions — prompting a 50 percent spike in new undergraduate enrollments.
New model of disease contagion ranks U.S. airports in terms of their spreading influence
Airports in New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu are judged likeliest to play a significant role in the growth of a pandemic.
The impact of climate policy on U.S. aviation
Researchers find that a federal climate policy would lower total U.S. emissions, but without large reductions in the aviation sector.
It’s not easy flying green
A new analysis emphasizes the large variability in greenhouse gas emissions from alternative fuels.
Student design takes flight
MIT students build an unmanned aircraft for MIT Lincoln Laboratory research
3 Questions: John Hansman on the Qantas A380 engine blowout
MIT aviation expert discusses why the engine failure could have resulted in a more serious outcome.
MIT-led team’s eco-aircraft receives Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Innovator Award
Unique plane offers significant reduction in emissions, noise and fuel use.
A link between air travel and deaths on the ground
Study suggests pollution from airplanes flying at ‘cruise’ altitudes contributes to 8,000 deaths per year globally.
Liebeck to receive Guggenheim Medal
AeroAstro professor's award one of aerospace's highest
Fly the eco-friendly skies
MIT-led team designs airplanes that would use 70 percent less fuel than current models.
MIT Professional Education delivers its first course in India
This week, MIT Professional Education is conducting its first-ever three-day course in India, “Airport and Airline Systems: Planning, Design and Management,” as part of the program’s new international outreach initiative.