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National Transportation Safety Board

The Dirtiest Parts of a Plane

When you’re packing your carry-on for this weekend’s travels, don’t forgot to throw in a mask and rubber gloves. Some common, illness-causing germs …

Would Cell Phone Calls On Planes Really Be So Bad? Probably Not

Even though more than 1,000 respondents to an FCC survey are against cell phone usage on planes, it’s not as bad as frequent fliers might think. Here’s why.<p>More than 1,400 fliers hate the idea of airline passengers making phone calls in the air, the FCC recently reported, after the agency asked the …

Emirates installs a full fledged Airbus A380 simulator at the Dubai Mall - Luxurylaunches

The airlines business is fiercely competitive, and with profit margins dipping low bigger brands from the industry are trying out creative ways to …

Aviation

Flying an Airbus A380: what pilots do when a plane engine blows on world's largest airliner

Sean Dewbury, a training pilot for British Airways, demonstrates what would happen if an engine failed on an Airbus A380.<p>Engine failure is not something many of us want to think about when boarding the world's largest passenger airliner, but it is reassuring to know it is a scenario all pilots will …

Airbus A350 takes to the skies in maiden test flight

The newest aircraft from European planemaker Airbus, the A350, takes off from Toulouse on its maiden flight.<p>The flight from Toulouse was expected to last around four hours and marks a key step on the path to full certification for the aircraft.<p>More than half of the A350 - Airbus' first all-new …

Aerospace

New airport terminal puts Shenzhen on the global architecture map

The building runs 1.5 km (5,000 ft) in length, covering an internal area of half a million square meters (5.4 million sq ft). But its most striking …

Architecture