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Will this bizarre device make it easier to sleep on a plane?

It can be the most frustrating element of any flight – that desperate bid to grab any sort of sleep from the unrestful confines of an economy-class seat.<p>There are, of course, always moments when you are close to drifting off – only for the flimsy pillow behind your head to slip from position, a …

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Pilot: US Government Claims Of Plane Wi-Fi Hacking Wrong And Irresponsible

The US government released a report yesterday warning of security threats facing modern aircraft, leading to stories from major publications claiming in-flght Wi-Fi could be hacked to take control of a passenger plane. But according to Dr Phil Polstra, a qualified pilot and professor of digital …


Solar-Electric Sun Flyer Gets Avidyne Cockpit

George Bye, the developer a two-seat solar-electric trainer called the Sun Flyer, said yesterday that the airplane will fly with a touchscreen …


Illness on flight diverted to New York 'a big mystery'

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An airline passenger said he had trouble breathing, and others felt ill, but the airline said Thursday that an inspection found no mechanical faults after the jet made an emergency landing in New York.<p>And while federal safety officials had no explanation for what happened on …