FAA Reportedly Delegated Oversight of Critical 737 Max Flight System to Boeing

A 737 Max jet being assembled by Boeing at its Renton, Washington facility in March 2019.Photo:…

Virgin Orbit Carries Out Its First Successful Rocket Drop Test From Modified Boeing 747

Virgin Orbit, the sister company of spaceflight company Virgin Galactic, nailed its first-ever drop test on…

Video Captures Delta Air Lines MD-88 Engine Failing Mid-Flight Before Emergency Landing

There are many things that one never wants to see out a plane window, and this…

Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Clockwise from top left: Jim Cooke; Chelsea Beck; Benjamin Currie; Angelica Alzona (all Gizmodo). Lying, tech…

Airplane Contrails Have Surprising Effect on the Atmosphere

The climate impact of flying isn’t just about carbon emissions. The contrails that airplanes create also…

Senators Are Suddenly Really Interested in UFOs

Footage of an unidentified flying object captured by Navy pilots near Jacksonville, Florida on Jan. 20,…

Five Massive Screw-ups That Wouldn’t Have Happened If We All Just Used the Metric System

Illustration: Benjamin Currie (Gizmodo) Almost every country in the world uses metric measurements. Every country except for…