Airplanes

Third plane bought under sanctions deal arrives in Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Airbus <AIR.PA> A330 airliner arrived in Tehran on Saturday, the third of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year.<p>The long-haul A330-200 landed at Tehran's Mehrabad airport, the official news agency IRNA …

Airbus

(2nd LD) U.S. stealth fighters carry out precision bombing drill in Korea

(ATTN: UPDATES throughout with USFK commander's statement; CHANGES photo)<p>SEOUL, March 25 (Yonhap) -- Several F-35B stealth fighter jets conducted …

North Korea

DGCA deregisters two aircraft of grounded carrier Air Costa

NEW DELHI: The aviation regulator DGCA has deregistered two aircraft left with the grounded airline Air Costa.<p>According to sources, the Directorate …

Third Airbus plane purchased by Iran lands in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the third of the 100 planes it purchased from Airbus following a landmark nuclear with world powers has joined its commercial fleet.<p>The now Iran Air A330 jet landed in Tehran Saturday after a flight from Toulouse, France, home …

Airbus

Jeffrey L. Moultrie Oral History

Shuttle Carrier Aircraft Oral History Project<br>Edited Oral History Transcript<p>Jeffrey L. Moultrie <b><br>Interviewed by Jennifer Ross-Nazzal<br>Kennedy Space</b> …

Aviation

Inside the secret plane bedrooms where pilots sleep on flights

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>Pilots have resting cabins where they can sleep on long-haul flights.</b><p><b>The cabins are usually located behind the cockpit and above</b> …

Airbus

Boom lands $33 million to test supersonic aircraft

<b>Seattle (CNN) —</b> Startup Boom Aerospace, which aims to revive supersonic airline travel, announced a new round of funding that will allow it to test its technology.<p>Commercial supersonic travel began in 1976 with the Concorde, and ended in 2003, when that small fleet of Mach 2-capable jets was …

Aerospace

Airbus sees the future through the vision of “smart glasses”

The use of “smart glasses” in an innovative application of 3D technology developed in a teaming of Airbus and Accenture has enabled greater …

Airbus

Private Jets Inc. to set 2 jets in Austin for business travelers - Austin Business Journal

Private Jets Inc. is launching an Austin base of operations.<p>Pinkypills<p>Austin business travelers have another option for chartered flights. Private …

Aviation

Crystal AirCruise

Combining the most luxurious private jet experience with the safety and economy of a full-size Boeing, Crystal AirCruise is a new high-end way to …

Shopping

A round-trip flight just for the view _ the Southern Lights

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — They took an eight-hour flight just to look out the airplane's window, but it was an extraordinary view.<p>A charter plane that left Dunedin, New Zealand, late Thursday flew close to the Antarctic Circle to give the eager passengers an up-close look at the Aurora …

New Zealand

Body of Coast Guard pilot found inside wreckage of crashed helicopter as search continues for two other crew

The body of a Coast Guard pilot has been found in the wreckage of a rescue helicopter as the search continues for two other crew members.<p>A Naval …

Aviation

Broncos' C.J. Anderson Puts $18 Mil Contract to Use ... Private Jet to Hawaii (Photo)

Exclusive Details<p>Talk about spreading the wealth ...<p>Denver Broncos Pro Bowler <b>C.J. Anderson</b> -- who signed a 4-year, $18 million contract last year -- …

NFL

Airbus to run parcel-delivery drone trial, and maybe one for flying taxis in S'pore

Singapore<p>AVIATION giant Airbus said it will reveal more details "in the coming months" about an unmanned parcel-delivery drone trial in Singapore, …

Drones

Why Aircraft Carriers (At Almost 100 Years Old) Still Dominate the Oceans

They won't end up like battleships anytime soon. <i>Fundamentally, the strength of a carrier depends most on the capabilities of its air wing. In the</i> …

War

Emirates: Use our new 'laptop handling service' to beat ban

Emirates airline will introduce a “laptop and tablet handling service,” a move that follows an electronics carry-on ban introduced by the United States this week.<p>With the service, Emirates is attempting to minimize the inconvenience to fliers affected by the new U.S. directive, which indefinitely …

Airbus

Screams on a plane: How to quell toddler tantrums at 30,000 feet

Small children and airplane flights: The mere mention of those two concepts in the same sentence is enough to make many parents — and many airline passengers — cringe. It’s common for moms and dads of babies and toddlers to approach flights with extreme humility and trepidation. After all, so many …

Parenting

Emirates just thought up a brilliant way to work around the US's ban on laptops in cabins

Emirates Airlines is introducing a service that will allow passengers to use their laptops and tablets until it's time to board their US-bound flights instead of checking them with their luggage.<p>The service is a response to the US government's ban on large electronic devices in cabins that goes …

Airbus

What's wrong with piston twin pilots?

You would never guess…<p>Back in the heyday of piston airplanes being used for personal and business travel, one question was most often asked of owners …

Aviation

Air Traffic Control Is Not The Real Cause Of Airline Delays

<i>Originally published in the Mar/Apr 2017 issue of</i> Managing the Skies<i>, the FAA Managers Association magazine. Reprinted with permission.</i><p>Airline delays are an ongoing problem and are hugely expensive for passengers, airlines, and the government. And while many search for solutions, where everyone …

Airlines

What happens when lightning hits an aeroplane?

It’s the moment you’ve never been waiting for. You're tucked up under your airline blanket, nose in book, when, suddenly, a flash of bright light streaks through the aeroplane. You – well, the plane with you in it – has been struck by lightning. But do you need to panic, brace, or reach for a …

Aviation

'Flames came out of the engine': Passenger describes Rex Airlines emergency landing

A Rex Airlines flight has made an emergency landing at Dubbo Airport, the carrier's second mid-air incident in a week.<p>The pilot was forced to shut …

Aviation

Broken Elevator Eyed in Detroit Overrun Accident

Preliminary information from NTSB investigators points to a mechanical problem with the MD-83’s right elevator.<p>The National Transportation Safety …

Aviation

Embraer's Newest $80 Million Private Jet Is Inspired by Art Deco Designs

AD discusses the inspiration and detail that went into the glamorous aircraft with Embraer's VP of Interior Design<p>Art Deco is a design style we're accustomed to seeing in skyscrapers, such as the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building, or century-old bars and restaurants like Le Dôme Café …

Interior Design

London-Paris electric flight 'in decade'

<b>A new start-up says it intends to offer an electric-powered commercial flight from London to Paris in 10 years.</b><p>Its plane, yet to go into development, would carry 150 people on journeys of less than 300 miles.<p>Wright Electric said by removing the need for jet fuel, the price of travel could drop …

Aerospace

Why Airplane Windows Don't Line Up With The Seats

Have you ever noticed that whatever window seat you choose on an airplane, it's almost never lined up with the window? There are actually some …

Aviation

How U.S. Could Combat Chinese Missile Swarms

As the United States continues to place tremendous time, energy and resources into its “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific, many are questioning the …

War

We Have a New Way to Protect Airplanes From a Major Safety Threat

A new aviation technology debuted by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) could help aircraft maintain a connection with GPS satellites in flight, even …

Drones

A BIG change could be coming to the biggest commercial aircraft in the world.

But in an attempt to revive falling sales, Airbus is considering doing away with the in favour of a more slim design, which is expected to create …

Airbus

Know the first things that the crew of an airplane notice in you

While they say to you ‘Good morning, have a good trip’ they are evaluating you.<p>© iStock<p>The job of commissioners and flight attendants is not just to …

Aviation