Colorado Company Will Build Russian-Designed Firefighting Planes

The Beriev Be-200 Altair is a well-known tanker aircraft, used for firefighting. It may not be pretty, but the Russian-designed plane can drop 3,170 gallons of water on a blaze in one second. Now that Colorado is looking for a fleet of firefighting planes, an agreement has been made to build the Be-200 on U.S. soil. » 9/29/14 10:30am Monday 10:30am

Phoenix Airport Damaged By Severe Weather

Only a day after one of the country's largest transportation hubs was brought to a screeching halt by a fire an at air traffic control center, parts of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport suffered significant damage due to storms on Saturday afternoon. » 9/28/14 12:53am Sunday 12:53am

Wingboarding Could Be The Next Extreme Sport For Batshit Insane People

Almost everyone is familiar with "The Hoverboard" from "Back to the Future II." But do you remember the cartoon "Tale Spin" and a character named "Kit Cloudkicker," who flew through the skies while being towed on a boomerang-shaped airfoil? That dream is about to become a reality, called The Wingboard. » 9/25/14 1:42pm 9/25/14 1:42pm

Lost & Hound – Airline Beagle Finds Your Phone And Steals Your Heart

Many of us have had that awful, helpless feeling upon realizing we left something on a plane. Dutch airline KLM has the most adorable helper in a Beagle named Sherlock, who is trained to sprint through the airport and return your lost items. (UPDATE: It's a hoax.) » 9/24/14 12:32pm 9/24/14 12:32pm

Airline Industry Feels WiFi Is As Integral To Flight Experience As Wings

Throughout last week's Airline Passenger Experience Expo, the primary news pouring out was about inflight entertainment and connectivity. The death knell began to ring a few years ago for the traditional seat back TV, as analysts foresaw the growth of personal devices like laptops, phones and tablets. » 9/23/14 1:15pm 9/23/14 1:15pm

Embrace Of Technology Can Also Be An Airline's PR Nightmare

It was Thursday morning that jetBlue flight 1416 from Long Beach to Austin had an emergency fifteen minutes into the flight and returned to its origin airport. All the while, passengers took photos and filmed videos of the incident. As with any other event, airlines are at the mercy of their passengers, when peril… » 9/21/14 11:38am 9/21/14 11:38am

FlightPath 3D Is The First Interactive Flight Map You'll Actually Love

What if you took something like Google Earth, then ramped it up and installed it as an app you can use on planes — giving passengers a virtual view from the cockpit and side windows, as well as locational data with restaurants, hotels, popular spots and even history? Then you'd have FlightPath 3D. » 9/19/14 3:35pm 9/19/14 3:35pm

Gogo International Wifi Coming To Virgin Atlantic

WiFi availability has become pretty common for most domestic flights, but still has a lot of room to grow in the international realm. It's a great option for those who need to work, or don't have enough legroom to actually get comfortable enough for some quality shut-eye. » 9/17/14 9:42am 9/17/14 9:42am