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Mobile device can find weapons and drugs hidden onboard plane

The scanner that can scour an entire PLANE: Mobile device can find weapons and drugs hidden onboard<p><b>Romanian company MB Telecom revealed the Roboscan</b> …

Robots could replace airport immigration officers

Like a self-checkout line at the grocery counter, these robots will save on labor, each one doing the work of five human ticket agents. Thales, the French company that makes the robots, says will share scans of passengers' faces with other computers around the airport. It then prints the …

How a US Air Force aircraft commander prevented a spy plane with 27 people aboard from crashing

As the aircraft, using radio call sign "Snoop 71," began the takeoff roll to start its mission in support of a special-operations training exercise, fire erupted behind the galley.<p>Described by one crew member as a "flamethrower," the fire quickly filled the intelligence-gathering plane with dense …

This Time Lapse Video Of A Nighttime Landing In Chicago Is Amazing

Chicago, Illinois is one of America’s largest cities, and features one of the most spectacular skylines in the world. Seeing the sprawling …

The 10 Questions You Must Ask Before Purchasing a Private Jet

Avoid purchasing pitfalls by having your aviation broker or advisor answer these 10 questions…<p>Originally published in the September 2015 <i>Robb Report</i> …

Real Estate

Top 25 Coolest Aircraft

What makes an airplane "cool?" Suffice it to say, we know it when we see it. It just kind of hits you. Almost all of the airplanes here do something …

Online Life

United to replace all planes on Australian flights with Dreamliners

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>United Airlines will deploy its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner …

Air Travel

Here's why wine tastes different when you're on a plane

But it's not as simple as good wine on sea level = good wine at altitude. Sommeliers need to rethink their methodology in selecting wines for planes.<p>Delta's Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson gave us some insight as to what it takes to curate wine selection for 30,000 feet in the air — which, among …

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Get high like paper, make laws about drones<p>Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United States, unless an operator receives an …

Is It REALLY OK To Recline Your Seat On A Plane?

The debate rages on.<p>Air travel is uncomfortable to begin with: The seats are tiny, the cabin is stuffy and the combination of airplane food and the sweat of a hundred traveling bodies doesn't exactly smell <i>great</i>. Not to mention people snoring and germs circling and turbulence bumping and ... a seat …

Hitler created a 6-engine plane designed to carry 95,000 pounds of gear, and it was a total flop

With six engines over a 181-foot wingspan and the ability to haul 95,000 pounds of gear, the Giant was an incredible aviation feat.<p>Doors in its nose opened up and allowed tanks, artillery, and personnel to hop inside and be transported up to 675 miles away.<p>But it was also a big, slow, flying …

The four ickiest things you never want to touch on a plane

I'm no germophobe, but I was surprised to learn the dirtiest place on an airplane wasn't the bathroom. Travelers, it's that tray table right in front of you that apparently carries more living bacteria per square inch than any other public part of the plane.<p>"Since this could provide bacteria direct …

12 Horrendous Airplane Passengers You Meet At 39,000 Feet

Don't be that person.<p>There are behavior rules for life -- and despite what some passengers may think, these rules do NOT disappear once you hit the sky. In fact, there is a higher standard of etiquette for airplanes, considering you're in a tighter-than-tight space with dozens of complete strangers.<p>…

The 30 Most Important Airplanes of All Time

Here are the planes that have defined the aerospace age.<p>While by no means definitive, the following list of flying machines is what we consider, after many grueling hours of debate, to be the most important airplanes in the course of history. Every one of the airplanes herein has left a lasting …

Aviation