Category Aircraft Designers

Wright B Flyer to build new plane in original factory

DAYTON, Ohio—More than a century after it opened, America’s first airplane factory will become active again with a project to build a modern Wright flyer. Wright “B” Flyer Inc. will build the airplane at the Wright Company factory site in Dayton, Ohio with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) providing valuable support. Final assembly will take […]

JetBlue, Airbus Negotiating Sharklet Terms

JetBlue, Airbus Negotiating Sharklet Terms.

Beauty of Future Airplanes is More than Skin Deep

The process of starting with many possible solutions and narrowing it down to just a few. Image credit: NASA/Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation ›  Link to larger photo ›  View Future Aircraft Image GalleryA 20-passenger commercial aircraft design concept. Image credit: NASA/GE Aviation ›  Link to larger photo ›  View Future Aircraft Image GalleryThe “double bubble” D8 design […]

GIUSEPPE MARIO “GM” BELLANCA 1886 – 1960

Giuseppe Mario Bellanca (or GM) immigrated from Italy in 1911 and continued his passion for aircraft design here in the United States.  His aircraft achieved numerous endurance and efficiency records, and his plane Columbia (shown below)   was Charles Lindbergh’s first choice for a Trans-Atlantic crossing.  Lindbergh was unable to secure the plane, but 2 weeks after […]