Airplanes

This Secret Button on Your Airplane Seat Will Instantly Give You More Space

Ever wish you could just press a button and your airplane seat would become instantly less confining? Well, you can. Kind of.<p>As a traveler, there’s a …

The Boeing 747 Came In With A Bang And Now It Will Go Out With One

U.S. Airlines are vying for attention as the Boeing 747 leaves their fleets, just as they did when it entered their fleets in 1970.<p>And the world’s aviation geeks are watching closely.<p>United announced Monday that its final Boeing 747 flight will take place Nov. 7 with a celebratory recreation of its …

Aviation

Airbus eyes China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

Airbus's (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) China chief says the country's airlines could need 60-100 A380 jets over the next 5-7 years as passenger traffic …

Business

United Details Boeing 747's Farewell Flight

<i>PHOTO: A United Airlines Boeing 747 in flight. (photo via Flickr/</i><i>byeangel</i><i>)</i><p>United Airlines has announced the dates and routes for its final Boeing 747 …

Aviation

ANALYSIS: The A380's rollercoaster ride in 10 years of service

Since the Airbus A380 made its world debut with Singapore Airlines a decade ago, the double-decker has gone on to establish itself as the flagship of …

Airbus

BP invests $10m into private jet charter business Victor

Energy giant BP’s plans to expand beyond its traditional oil and gas interests have seen it back a web-based private jet charter business, sinking $10m (£7.4m) into London-based Victor.<p>BP Ventures, the investment fund arm of the blue-chip company, is the lead investor in a $20m fundraising round by …

Startups

You Might Not Want to Sit Next to Jennifer Lawrence on a Plane

While Oscar winner and relatable human Jennifer Lawrence is probably a great person to hang out with for a night on the town — just look at her pole …

Hollywood

Authorities probe fatal Qld gliding crash

The wife of a Queensland gliding instructor flew the tow plane which lifted her husband's aircraft into the air, but then watched in despair as he …

Gliders

The Real Reason Airplanes Still Have Ashtrays

It's a quintessential inflight riddle — a perennial that comes on mid-red-eye and is forgotten by the time the wheels touch down. If smoking is …

FAA

An Emirates A380 Had A Dangerously Low Go-Around In Moscow

For every actual aviation disaster, there are a countless number of incidents that have a better ending. Aviation safety authorities learn from every …

Aviation

Airbus launches internal corruption investigation after Guardian exposé

Exclusive: Already facing bribery allegations, group looks into transactions that led to unexplained €16m payment<p>Airbus, Europe’s largest aerospace multinational, has launched an internal investigation into possible corruption after the Guardian uncovered a series of questionable financial …

Corruption

Airbus hits back against Austria in Eurofighter row

VIENNA (Reuters) - Airbus (PA:AIR) has filed a legal submission to Austrian prosecutors denying any wrongdoing in response to allegations of fraud …

Stock Markets

Airbus denies Austrian allegations over Eurofighter deal

Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) formally rebuts accusations by Austria's government of willful deception in a $2B deal to sell Eurofighter Typhoon …

Business

Refinery pipeline crisis: Private jets avoiding NZ

Wealthy private jet owners are bypassing New Zealand because of the escalating aviation fuel crisis - and one industry leader says the country's …

New Zealand News

France's Latecoere looks out for targets in aerospace consolidation

(Reuters) - French aerospace equipment maker Latecoere (PA:LAEP) is on the look out for acquisitions so it can expand and win bigger contracts from …

Aerospace

Photos: Mendez, Paterson Win XTERRA Pan Am Championship

2017 XTERRA Pan Am Championship 2017 XTERRA Pan Am Championship 2017 XTERRA Pan Am Championship 2017 XTERRA Pan Am Championship 2017 XTERRA Pan Am …

WWE

Private plane brings 74 more pets from hurricane-hit Texas to Bay Area

Airplane Art - Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 at Singapore Changi Airport - Economy Class & Beyond

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some airplane art.<p>This week – resting at the gate between flights is a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 at …

Airlines

Family of four killed after their private plane crashes in Colo.

Authorities say two adults and two children were killed when the private plane they were traveling in went down in Colorado.

Crime

What happens when lightning hits an aeroplane?

In an incident this week, Air New Zealand flight NZ433, bound for Wellington, was struck and had to turn back to Auckland as a "precautionary …

Aviation

Airbus faces large fine in corruption probe - report

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - A newspaper said Airbus could face a "1 billion pound-plus" fine from British and French prosecutors over corruption …

Corruption

OPINION: A350-1000 order swaps are no reason for panic - yet

Airbus would undoubtedly have preferred that two high-profile conversions away from its newest ­aircraft, the A350-1000, had not emerged within a …

Cathay Pacific

Reuters: Airbus faces years-long probe, no quick fine

Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) faces years of investigation by French and U.K. authorities into allegations of corruption over jet sales rather …

Business

Airbus in talks to settle fraud claims for £1 billion

The Serious Fraud Office and French prosecutors are in close discussion over the terms of a £1 billion-plus settlement for Airbus over corruption …

Fraud

Windowless window seats spark viral 'wheresmywindow' hashtag

Here's the new rule for booking the window seat: don’t assume it comes with a window.<p>Or else you’ll wind up as frustrated as these unfortunate passengers.<p>The hashtag #wheresmywindow has been building in popularity on Twitter as ripped-off flyers take to social media to complain about the lack of …

Travel

Are shared private jets worth it? I try out a Citation CJ2 for size!

Last week I got to fly on a private jet for the first time. Which was interesting.<p>I was invited by a company called JetSmarter, which is one of a …

Aviation

Pilot: I Flew Sen. Menendez On His Rich Donor's Private Plane

A man who piloted a wealthy eye doctor’s private plane testified on Wednesday that Sen. Bob Menendez was a frequent passenger who flew for free. …

Conservative View

Malaysia Airlines looks to 'right-size' Airbus A350 first class

You don’t need a large first class cabin to make luxury travel a viable proposition, Malaysia Airlines believes, with its upcoming Airbus A350 jets …

Airlines

Menendez pal’s private jet was stocked with senator’s favorite water: pilot

​NEWARK,​ N.J. — Sen. Robert Menendez was such a frequent passenger on his wealthy doctor pal’s private jet that the pilot stocked the plane with his …

New York City

Cathay Pacific Defers Plane Investment to Save $288 Million

<b>Cathay Pacific Airways</b> (293.HK) has deferred the delivery of five long-haul aircraft and converted an order for six large aircraft in favor of six …

Airlines