Aviation

Japan's first passenger jet delayed by another 2 years

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Japan's first ever homegrown commercial jetliner is facing yet another big delay.<p>Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said Monday that it now doesn't expect to deliver the first plane until mid-2020. That's two years later than the previous schedule and the fifth time in less than eight …

Aerospace

The Not-So-Secret Way to Kill a Stealth Fighter

Combine phased array radars with big missiles<p>by DAVE MAJUMDAR<p>The United States has poured tens of billions of dollars into developing …

Aeronautics

United Airlines flights suspended after technical glitch

The IT issue, which has since been resolved, grounded all domestic flights on Sunday evening.<p>United Airlines has said that all US domestic flights …

Airlines

Japan's Mitsubishi Regional Jet maker again delays first delivery

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp on Monday confirmed deliveries of Japan's first passenger jet in half a century would be delayed by another two years because the plane's electrical systems need to be reconfigured.<p>The postponement of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), the fifth since the programme began, …

21st Century

Passengers cheer as woman berating Trump supporter is kicked off plane

Shares 0<p>An elderly woman demanded a Donald Trump supporter seated next to her be moved, but she quickly found out that’s not how the world …

Airlines

United Computers Are Down, Ground Stop, Good Luck Out There!

United’s computers are down and they’ve placed a ground stop on flights. Hopefully things will be rebooted and working quickly, there aren’t a whole …

Airlines

Everglades, FL Air Liner Crashes, Feb 1963

AIR CRASH KILLS 43; PLANE REMAINS STUDIED.<p>AIRLIFT OF BODIES IS DELAYED BY INVESTIGATION.<p>Miami, Fla. (AP) -- Charred remains of a jet airliner, which …

Airports

Malaysian transport minister to meet with MH370 families in Perth

Malaysia's transport minister said he will meet relatives of passengers from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth on Monday, after being lobbied by a group representing families of those lost when the plane vanished in 2014.<p>The Voice370 group said on Sunday that a spokeswoman, Danica …

Transportation

SAS Boeing 737-800 near Trondheim on Jan 22nd 2017, double generator failure

SAS LN-RCN, Boeing 737-800, shB738 by Hawkwindzoo - Steve Walsh (license CC by-nd)<p><b>Updated</b>: 2017-01-22 20:10:32 GMT<p>A SAS Scandinavian Airlines Boeing …

New Satellites Will Soon Allow Flights to Be Tracked in Real Time

Losses like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 might soon be a thing of the past.<p>Nearly three years after a Malaysian airliner vanished, it's still possible, if unlikely, for a plane to disappear. But that's changing with new satellites that will soon allow flights to be tracked in real time over …

Technology (UK)

When small means big in China

In recent times, China's aviation policy has shifted its focus away from bigger aircraft, key air routes and major airports, a feature that …

China

United Airlines Resuming Operations After Outage — Slowly

“They are letting us board now.” Those words were posted by FlyerTalk member <b>FlyerTom111</b> at 8:59 in the evening Eastern Standard Time; and several …

Airlines

Chapecoense: Emotional scenes at Brazilian team's first game since plane crash

<i>Brazilian club Chapecoense have played their first match since most of their team were killed in a plane crash. BBC Sport's</i> <b>Mani Djazmi</b> <i>was at the Arena Conda and describes Saturday's emotional scenes.</i><p><b>The lifting of trophies are among the metronomic ticks of any football season. You can set your</b> …

Aviation Safety

Google's Travel Dilemma, Surviving A Plane Crash, Places That Don't Exist, Youngest To Visit Every Country, Suitcase with 7,000 Person Waitlist & More

<b>Travel News:</b><p>Skift writes about Google’s Travel Search Dilemma.<br>• T+L tells us How To Survive A Plane Crash, According To A Former Flight Attendant.<br>• BBC …

Aviation Safety

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Portugal

MADRID – Spanish and Portuguese airport authorities say that an American Airlines flight heading to Barcelona from New York was forced to make an emergency landing in northwest Portugal because of technical problems.<p>Airport authorities told The Associated Press on Sunday that the incident occurred …

Aviation Safety

Samsung cites two separate battery issues for its Note 7 recall woes

Samsung looked to regain the trust of its customers as it revealed late Sunday that two separate battery issues caused one of its best-selling smartphones to catch fire and explode this past fall.<p>The South Korean tech giant disclosed in a report that the battery components in the Galaxy Note 7 did …

Samsung

Computer glitch leads to United flight delays

All of United Airlines’ domestic flights were briefly grounded Sunday because of a computer problem, adding to weather related delays at San Francisco International Airport.<p>The ground stop was issued at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday due to an IT issue, according to a statement from United spokeswoman …

Airlines

Computer outage forces ground-stop for United Airlines

Computer problems briefly grounded all domestic United Airlines flights in the United States on Sunday night.<p>A posting on the FAA's Air Traffic Control command center website confirmed the issue, with the ground stop listed as applying to all domestic airports in the lower 48 states.<p>Meanwhile, …

Airlines

United Airlines Says Flight Problem Resolved

NEW YORK—United Continental Holdings Inc. had a computer issue Sunday evening that caused it to ask the Federal Aviation Administration to put into effect a “ground stop” for its arriving and departing flights.<p>The airline said at around 9 p.m. ET Sunday that the issue had been resolved and flights …

Airlines

United flights delayed after computer glitch grounds U.S. planes

(Reuters) - A computer problem forced United Airlines (UAL.N) to ground all domestic flights for about an hour on Sunday evening, causing a cascade of delays and annoying customers throughout the United States.<p>The "ground halt", which the unit of United Continental Holdings Inc disclosed in a tweet …

Airlines

This Airbus patent could fix the worst thing about flying coach

Airbus recently filed a patent for a sleeping box system for its A350 and A380 aircrafts. The 31" x 31" beds would feature all the amenities of an airplane seat, but in a reclining bed. However, if you get cramped, a standard airplane seat isn't included in the ticket price.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On …

Airlines

United Airlines resumes flights after temporary ground order

<b>(CNN) —</b> United Airlines resumed operations Sunday night after a computer problem temporarily grounded all domestic mainline flights, two sources familiar with the incident told CNN.<p>"The ground stop has been lifted," the airline announced on Twitter. "We're working to get flights on their way. We …

Airlines

Berlin's delayed Brandenburg Airport will not open in 2017

The opening of Berlin's problem-plagued project, Brandenburg Airport, will not take place in 2017 as planned. The inauguration of the BER airport has already been delayed by six years.<p>The opening date for the German capital's new airport has been delayed again, the head of the Airport Berlin …

Airports

Indonesia Fights Volcanic Risk to Air Travel

BALI—Indonesia is taking steps to curb disruptions to air travel after a series of volcanic eruptions near popular tourist destinations sparked havoc in this fast-growing air travel market.<p>Volcanic eruptions in 2015 shut airports in parts of Indonesia’s vast archipelago, stranding tens of thousands …

World News

How Often Do Planes Fall on Houses & More

Headlines and highlights from around the web:<p>After the horrific cargo plane crash last weekend in Kyrgyzstan, <b>BBC News investigates how often planes</b> …

Travel

United Pilot Becomes Unconscious on 767 Flight to Amsterdam, 757 Captain Takes Over

Thursday evening’s United Airlines UA946 Washington Dulles – Amsterdam flight was lightly loaded with just 82 passengers onboard — about two-thirds …

Three Scottish airports to stop searching passengers before they board flights

The Prospect union has warned that plans to end personal searches at three Scottish airports make it “far more likely” that a nuclear power plant …

UK News

Why Airplane Bathrooms Are Getting Smaller - Condé Nast Traveler

It's not just your imagination.<p>Legroom and patience aren’t the only things that have been shrinking on your flights. No, it’s not your imagination—airplane bathrooms have been getting smaller, too.<p>As airlines ditch older aircraft (like the tried and true 747s) and order new planes, some are …

Airlines

In gesture of love, Alaska pilot to donate kidney to flight attendant

By – There are the normal things co-workers do to show caring for each other – covering a shift when there’s a family emergency, delivering soup to a …

Airlines

Memphis Airport Will Offer Beer-to-Go for Passengers

Goodness knows that most flights have no issue with alcohol, but it sure <i>seems</i> as though onboard alcohol-related incidents are reaching epidemic …

Airlines