Aviation

No passports, more turbulence and standing cabins – 18 ways flying is going to change

Supersonic Travel

Glamorous female pilot who trained to fly aged 17 shares snaps of her jet-setting lifestyle travelling the world

A glamorous female pilot who trained to fly aged just 17 has shared snaps of her jet-setting life style as she travels the world.<p>Flavia Lucilio, 29, …

Abu Dhabi

Video Shows Three Canadair CL-415 “Water Bomber” Aircraft Picking Up Water Together During Firefighting Mission In France

Watch This Pretty Unusual Footage.<p>The video below was filmed at Cagnes-sur-Mer, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France.<p>It …

Military Aircraft

The FAA rules and regulations you need to know to keep your drone use legal

Recreational vs. Commercial Drone Regulations<p>One of the biggest hurdles to mass adoption of drones is the numerous regulations that restrict what drone owners and operators can do. In the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration has several regulations that have hindered drone market growth.<p>The …

Drones

Google Maps accidentally caught a satellite image of an airplane mid-flight

Random photos of airplanes tend to be rather boring – unless they happen to be mid-flight satellite shots caught on Google Maps.<p>Browsing through the endless depths of Maps, Redditors have stumbled upon a gorgeous satellite image that captures an airliner flying across South Downs National Park in …

Technology

F-35 Passes 100,000 Hour Mark with No Crashes

The beleaguered fighter passed an aviation milestone with only three major accidents to its name, zero fatalities.<p>The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet hit the 100,000 flight hours mark without a single crash, a significant milestone for a major aircraft program. Although the F-35 has had three major …

Aerospace

Pilot survives vintage military jet crash in Nevada desert

A vintage single-engine British-built military jet crashed and burned in the desert just after takeoff from a suburban Las Vegas-area airport, but authorities said the pilot escaped serious injury.<p>The pilot was the only person aboard the Strikemaster jet when it crashed just before noon Monday …

Digital Media

Hawaiian: Airbus A321neos will fly on new year-round routes from West Coast

Hawaiian Airlines will expand its nonstop options between the state’s smaller airports and the U.S. West Coast. The Honolulu-based airline says the three new year-round routes will be enable by the carrier's new Airbus A321neo jets, which are due to begin arriving to the company by the end of the …

Hawaiian Airlines

Why Air Travel Still Sucks

What if I told you we haven’t seen a genuine innovation to commercial flight in over 60 years? The Boeing 707 of the 1950s, often revered as the hallmark of commercial aeronautics, was just as fast as today’s planes. Sure, now you have six more inches of legroom and your peanuts are honey-roasted …

Flying

Ontario man faces up to 20 years in jail over Air Canada flight fracas

An Ontario man who pleaded guilty in a case involving a dramatic disturbance on an Air Canada flight is now facing the prospect of up to two decades …

Canadian News

Alaska Airlines Could Be Ready to Go All-Boeing Again -- The Motley Fool

Despite a brief flirtation with Airbus, Alaska Airlines will probably return to being an all-Boeing carrier by the mid-2020s.<p>Late last year, <b>Alaska …

Investing

Senate panel rejects air-traffic control privatization

Senators who decide how much to spend on the Federal Aviation Administration rejected Tuesday the Trump administration’s proposal to privatize air-traffic control.<p>The Senate Appropriations subcommittee for transportation and housing approved by voice vote a $60 billion bill, with $16.7 billion for …

FAA

Airlines will need 637,000 new pilots over next 20 years: Boeing

NEW YORK: Airlines will need 637,000 new pilots over the next 20 years to keep pace with the growth of global air traffic, Boeing reported on Tuesday …

Travel

Qantas passengers 'stranded for 46 hours' at Dubai International Airport

Travellers on a troubled Qantas flight are finally on their way back to Sydney on Wednesday after a series of technical problems delayed their flight …

Airlines

Allegiant Air strands 200 passengers in Las Vegas until Thursday

Around two hundred Allegiant Airlines passengers are stranded in Las Vegas. The airline canceled its flight to Oklahoma City and says there won't be another one until Thursday.<p>Passengers received an email from the airline saying they'd send them a check for $300 in the next seven to ten business …

Las Vegas

Police Removed People From Delta Flight Yesterday - This Time It Was the Crew

I’ve been a huge critic of airlines turning customer service problems into law enforcement problems. When there’s a disagreement or frustrated …

Airlines

Exclusive - Saudi Arabia hires Goldman for Riyadh airport stake sale-sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has hired Goldman Sachs (GS.N) to manage the sale of a stake in Riyadh airport, the first major privatisation of an airport in the kingdom, three sources familiar with the matter said.<p>The Saudi Civil Aviation Holding plans to sell a minority stake in Riyadh's King …

Saudi Arabia

Mom stopped from boarding Air Canada flight with two infant children

She was hoping to take her young children to PEI to visit their ailing great grandmother – until a little-known Canadian airline regulation stopped …

Airlines

Future of Airbus A380 superjumbo hinges on Emirates order

(July 25): Airbus SE is working on vital sales campaigns aimed at extending the life of its flagship A380 superjumbo, with outgoing marketing chief …

Airbus

Woman Furious After Outrageous Discovery On Commercial Airline - Action Must Be Taken

Advertisement - story continues below<p>An American Airlines passenger says she was the victim of sexual assault on a recent international flight to …

Conservative POV

Delta flight delayed by argument between pilot, attendant

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines is apologizing after an argument between a pilot and a flight attendant delayed a flight from New York to Portland, Maine.<p>A Delta spokesman said Tuesday that the crew members were replaced before the plane took off. He said the incident does not reflect the …

The low-cost airline you’ve never heard of (and why it’s coming to Birmingham)

United Airlines announced last week that its Birmingham to New York route would be axed in October, leaving England’s second city without a direct route to the US for the first time in 20 years.<p>But then, from nowhere, another airline offered up a lifeline by announcing not one but two new routes …

Airlines

Cirrus Introduces Free Transition Training for Buyers of Pre-Owned Airplanes

The new Cirrus Embark program provides three days of training at no cost with any of more than 400 standardized instructors.<p>In the first program of …

Flying

Norwegian Air under pressure to boost finances

OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) - Norwegian Air <NWC.OL>, the fast-growing budget airline trying to crack the transatlantic market by undercutting established rivals, faces mounting pressure to control costs and shore up its balance sheet to weather fierce competition.<p>The airline has embarked on an ambitious …

Airlines

JetBlue eyes JFK Terminal 6 for future expansion with partners

JetBlue Airways executives said Tuesday that considerations for renovating Terminal 6 and perhaps 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport are for future expansion and partnerships, rather than an immediate need for more space.<p>JFK is so popular there are federal limits on how many flights can take …

Airlines

This is what happens when airline pilots secretly race each other

<b>When a Quora user asked if pilots race to destinations and compete with other airliners, pilot Tim Sanders explained that races are pretty few and</b> …

Anchorage

The world's 'most useless airport' is finally getting its first scheduled flight

The £285m airport dubbed “the world’s most useless” is finally going to get a scheduled flight — but no-one knows when, nor how much flights will …

Travel

Quiz: Staying Safe From Lithium-Ion Battery Fires on Planes

It’s the height of the summer travel season, and airline passengers are traveling with smartphones, laptops, wireless headphones, and other …

FAA

Passengers claim airline pilot was 'afraid' to fly to Turkey

Angry customers stranded in southern Germany say a flight from Stuttgart to Ankara was canceled because of political fears. The airline denies this, …

Airlines

Turkish Airlines Flight Diverted Due to Bomb Threat

<i>PHOTO: Turkish Airlines A321-231. (photo via Flickr/Eric Salard)</i><p>A Turkish Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing after the captain …

Turkish Airlines