Aviation

C-130 Crew Gets a Rude Shock When They Fly Their Plane Below Sea Level

What happens when your electronics aren't programmed for every contingency.<p>Modern planes have electronics designed to make navigation easier and more accurate. Aircrews know their location within just a few meters and they can plot complicated flight patterns with ease. But what happens when the …

Climate Change

Amazon is starting to experience the headache of having an airline

Amazon may want fewer humans in its vast shipping network, but that’s tough to do when you have planes to fly.<p>Pilots for Amazon’s new cargo air service are planning to picket outside the retail giant’s annual meeting in Seattle May 23, demanding higher pay. The pilots’ union says low wages are …

Technology

German Accident Investigation Reinforces Dangers of Wake Turbulence

The Challenger 604 was severely damaged while cruising in VFR weather.<p>An interim accident report published by the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft …

Flying

The FAA gets a case study with a drone crash inside an MLB stadium

PSA: Flying your drone over a baseball stadium with tens of thousands of fans is a really, really bad (and probably illegal) idea.<p>Yesterday someone flew their drone (which appears to be a GoPro Karma) into Petco Park, the stadium belonging to the San Diego Padres, an MLB team. And yes, it was …

Drones

Take a Ride in the World's Most Affordable Private Jet

After 10 years of development and $100 million investment, Duluth-based Cirrus is ready to ramp up production of its newest aircraft, the SF-50 Vision Jet<p>At about 20,000 feet above the Hudson River along the west side of Manhattan, the Vision Jet zips through the clouds at 300 miles per …

FAA

The unruly passenger who caused chaos on an American Airlines flight was allowed to board despite red flags

HONOLULU (AP) — Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants on a Hawaii-bound jet that fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane, raised a series of possible red flags at Los Angeles International Airport before the flight took off.<p>Uskanli, 25, of Turkey, …

American Airlines

Is this the device which could end plane fights about overhead luggage space?

It is one of the perennial bug-bears of modern air travel: You are one of the last people to board your flight – and once you finally climb the steps, the luggage bins are stuffed with wheelie-suitcases, winter coats and plastic carriers of duty-free produce. So you are left with two options. Prowl …

Australian Universities

United's new policies will improve the entire industry

United Airlines, in response to the reaction to the Flight 3411 incident, has come up with a plan to make sure it never happens again. Some of its new procedures were previously announced, such as not using law enforcement to remove passengers from planes except in cases of safety. However, many …

Airlines

Trump's Air-Traffic Spinoff Would Boost U.S. Budget Deficits - Bloomberg

One of the central elements of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan, a proposal to spin off the U.S. air-traffic system into a nonprofit …

United States

I Always Wanted My Pilot’s License, So I Got It. Here’s How

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post is part one of a three-part series about learning to fly by Mike Arnot, founder of men’s design brand Owen & Fred, a writer …

Shopping

A Storage Compartment at Your Feet Wins Airbus Innovation Competition

It's an effective solution to the eternal scramble for overhead bin space.<p>Left to its own devices, Airbus has been known to think outside the box—for better (yes please, jet-lag-ending A350) and for worse (no thanks, patents that look more like torture devices than airplane seating arrangements). …

Innovation

Passenger Claims Flight Attendant Tried to Fine Man on Plane For His Behavior

Another day, another well-known airline is embroiled in controversy<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Every aspect of the flying experience is currently under scrutiny.<p>This is partly because airlines are looking at every aspect of …

Airlines

Man claims airline forced him to move seats over prosthetic leg

A San Francisco man claims that he was asked to move seats on his flight from Beijing to Seoul over his prosthetic leg.<p>Tim Seward said that he paid …

FAA

Aerion Teams with GE for Supersonic Propulsion

New partnership advances the development of the engine configuration for Aerion’s AS2 trijet.<p>Aerion’s supersonic jet project is beginning to pick up …

Supersonic Travel

Breaking: American Airlines CEO Served w/ Cease & Desist in Continued New Uniform Controversy

A Phoenix based American Airlines flight attendant has served AA CEO Doug Parker with a cease and desist this morning demanding the recall of all …

Airlines

EU officials are warning airports and airlines to be ready for Trump's laptop ban

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. and EU officials meet in Washington this week for further talks on aviation security, as the EU braces for an extension of a cabin ban on large electronic devices to U.S.-bound flights from Europe.<p>The EU has over the last two weeks given the United States information about …

Is it too early to bury the A380?

<i>Airbus A380 is big, beautiful, and notoriously problematic when it comes to airport availability and – most importantly – profitability. For some,</i> …

Airlines

Flight Training Experience Survey and Awards

2017 Flight Training Experience SURVEY & AwardsFlight Training Experience Survey and Awards<p>Recognizing Those Who Create Lifelong Passionate …

Education

A First for Airports: Flapping Robo-hawk to Scare Away Birds

Beginning this month, a flapping-winged drone will become the first UAV in the world tasked with the job of scaring off birds from runways at an …

Birds

US state department advises citizens to postpone all non-essential travel to Pakistan

<b>Washington:</b> The United States has asked its citizens to postpone all their non-essential travel to Pakistan in wake of the increased and continued …

Civil Aviation

American Airlines (AAL) Presents At Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2017 Transportation Conference - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by American Airlines Group in conjunction with this event.<p>125<p>Click to enlarge

Merrill Lynch

Hobbyists No Longer Need To Register Their Drones

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with April Glaser of Recode about the federal court ruling, and how the Federal Aviation Administration could …

FAA

Pilot takes evasive action as drone comes within 60ft of plane landing at Edinburgh

It came within 60ft (Picture: Getty Images)A pilot had to take evasive action at 4,000ft when a drone came within 60 feet of his plane as he prepared …

Drones

Cirrus Vision Jet, Piper M600 Achieve European Approval

EASA certification notched on eve of EBACE European business aviation show.<p>Just in time for the start of the European Business Aviation Convention …

Flying

Pilots want a raise as Amazon ramps up Prime Air

Amazon is risking another brand-bruising delivery debacle as it ramps up its Prime Air program in the face of a pilot shortage, the union for the …

Fortune 500

JetBlue's new 'Blue Finest' aircraft honors New York City police

JetBlue unveiled a brand-new aircraft paint scheme in honor of the New York Police Department.<p>Named “Blue Finest,” the Airbus 320 is decked out in the colors of the NYPD flag, complete with stars along its tail and green-and-white stripes toward the rear of its fuselage. There's also a badge and …

JetBlue

UK-bound flight evacuated over bomb threat

Security concerns in the wake of the bombing attack in Manchester led officials to evacuate a London-bound flight in Dubai.

Virgin Atlantic

Ethiopian Airlines' Business-Class Goals Hit by Airbus Delay - Bloomberg

Ethiopian Airlines was betting Airbus SE’s new A350 widebody would help it lure lucrative business-class passengers away from the likes of Emirates, …

Airlines

8 Surprising Foods You Can't Bring On Airplanes

Spare yourself the "Is this your bag?" TSA walk of shame.<p>After a New Jersey family was removed from a JetBlue flight following a disagreement over a …

Travel

Virgin Atlantic Jet in Dubai Evacuated for ‘Additional Security Checks’

Passengers on a plane from Dubai to London were made to disembark for additional security screening. The airline claimed the measure was not a …

Virgin Atlantic