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Ever wondered why we board planes from the left-hand side? There's a reason for it

It feels automatic. Go to the airport, board the plane. It may never have occurred to you that you always board from the left hand side.<p>And there's a …

Indian Airport Just Shattered a World Record

India's Mumbai International Airport achieved a mind-boggling efficiency milestone over the weekend.<p>Handling a whopping 969 flights during a 24-hour …

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Russian fighter jet 'intercepts fast-moving US spy plane near border of Russia'

Russia has scrambled a fighter jet to intercept an American spy plane near the Russian border, the country's defence ministry has claimed.<p>The …

Chaos at Manchester Airport as passengers are sent through the wrong door in 'massive security breach'

Travellers arriving at Manchester Airport on an easyJet flight from Paris were left angered following an alleged “major security breach” during which they were mistakenly led to departures rather arrivals after disembarking the plane.<p>The passengers had reportedly got off the aircraft and were …

Why airlines make you put your seats and windows up for takeoff and landing

Ladies and gentlemen, we are preparing for takeoff. Please put your seats in the upright and locked positions.<p>You begrudgingly comply. But why?<p>As with most things that happen on board an airplane, there’s a good reason for it. And that reason has to do with the safety of everybody on board.<p>In the …

Aging 100 Seat Aircraft: Low Hanging Fruit for the E2, C Series, and SSJ

The 100 seat aircraft market is undergoing a transition, as Sukoi, Embraer and Bombardier all have new aircraft available in that size category. At …

Wingsuit fliers jump into plane flying over Swiss Alps

Usually people jump out of planes to get their kicks but two French daredevils have gone one better: boarding a plane mid-air.<p>First, they had to jump …

Here's what happens to a jet plane when a drone collides with it

Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid motors, batteries and other parts, a study …

Argentina missing sub: Water entered snorkel causing short circuit

<b>The Argentine navy says that before its San Juan submarine with 44 crew on board went missing on 15 November in the Atlantic Ocean, the vessel's captain reported that water had entered the sub through a snorkel.</b><p>A navy spokesman said that the water had hit one of the batteries causing it to short …

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Why Pilots Are Always Calling Everyone 'Roger'

“Roger, Roger.”<p>While pilot lingo may sometimes seem bizarre, there’s actually a traceable history that demystifies the odd-seeming use of the name …

Virgin Atlantic and EgyptAir planes collide on the runway leaving ‘half a wing missing’

Passengers aboard a Virgin Atlantic plane at New York’s JFK Airport were given a scare when it was struck by an EgyptAir aircraft while taxiing on …

A Flight to Singapore Became an Accidental Sauna As Passengers Sat in 95-degree Heat

Most travelers are well prepared for a chilly flight, but very few expect their plane to feel like a sauna.<p>But an overheated plane is not only …

Researchers release report on drone airborne collisions

<b>A research team from the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) released a report that concludes that drones that</b> …

Fearless Wingsuit Pilots Jump From the Top of a Mountain and Safely Fly Into a Passing Plane

Fearless French wingsuit pilots Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet, known as the Soul Flyers, based jumped from the top of Europe’s highest mountain, …

Wingsuit pilots jump off a mountain, then try to land inside a plane

Usually when wingsuit pilots take flight, they are jumping out of an airplane — but in this crazy video from Red Bull, they are doing the exact …

What Causes Turbulence?

No matter how many times you've flown, feeling a plane rattle at 35,000 feet in the air can be an unnerving experience. But turbulence, whether it's …

Are we witnessing the end of the jumbo jet?

First it was the Boeing 747 now it’s the Airbus A380. The world’s largest airplanes are falling out of favor with passenger airlines.<p>In 2017, as the slow death march of the 747 continued, the number of A380 flights was stalling. Departure growth of the A380—the rate airlines are flying new flights …

What Boeing’s Giant 777X Could Mean for Air Travel When It Debuts in 2020

Boeing has set the bar high for its newest flagship release, the Boeing 777X, which the company says will be the largest and most efficient twin-size …

Military-Grade Killer Drones Are Starting to Hit the Market

The battlefield drone can be operated by one man, drop its own precision-guided munitions.<p>The recent explosion of the consumer drone market has had far-reaching effects, the deadliest being their adaptation to weapons of war. Now, military-grade killer drones operable by a crew of one or two and …

Flight Diverts When Passenger Names Their Wifi Network "Bomb On Board"

Open my laptop on the plane and notice a Galaxy Note 7 wifi hotspot https://t.co/y1csn9gOsZ pic.twitter.com/9Z5IJULuPs<p>— Lucas Wojciechowski …

Scoot to fly to Berlin, its third long-haul destination

SINGAPORE: Low-cost carrier Scoot will be offering flights to Berlin from the second half of 2018.<p>It will be Scoot's third long-haul destination, …

'Bomb on Board' Wifi Network Name Ends In Plane Emergency and Security Search

A Wi-Fi network with the name “bomb on board” caused a Turkish Airlines flight to make an emergency landing after passengers became alarmed, Reuters …

Do Airplane fly over North Korea?

Yes. North Korea is a member state of ICAO and is fully compliant with ICAO policies regarding overflights. I know it seems odd, considering …

This is why we board planes from the left-hand side

It feels automatic. Go to the airport, board the plane. It may never have occurred to you that you always board from the left hand side.<p>And there's a …

More Bad News for A380, Leasing Company Forced to Start Airline w/ Excess A380s

Amedeo, an Irish based aircraft leasing company said today that its creating its own airline since it cannot find customers to lease its A380 jets. …

Tow tug pulling Singapore Airlines plane catches fire at Changi Airport: reports

A tow tug caught fire as it was towing a Singapore Airlines (SIA) plane to a departure gate at Changi Airport early Wednesday (29 November) …