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 Yesterday 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 Friday 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 Wednesday 9:42am

The New Airbus A350 Will Be Ready For All Your Streaming Needs

Honeywell Aerospace and Thales In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity announced today at APEX 2014 that they will provide "the same connectivity experience in-flight as they would have at home or work" by integrating Honeywell's JetWave hardware with Thales' cabin network solutions on the new Airbus A350. » 9/16/14 4:40pm Tuesday 4:40pm

Now You Can Personalize Your Flying Experience With Just Your Phone

Just announced this morning at the 2014 Airline Passenger Experience Expo in Anaheim, California, Panasonic Avionics Corporation is introducing Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology to its in-flight entertainment systems. This means wallet-free on board purchases for flyers, plus benefits for airlines. » 9/16/14 2:37pm Tuesday 2:37pm

Airbus's Crazy Looking Beluga Transport Plane Just Turned 20 years Old

One of the strangest-looking yet important planes ever created has reached its 20th birthday — the Airbus "Beluga" transport plane. The Beluga is a highly modified Airbus A300, and named for its resemblance to the Beluga Whale. Airbus has marked the occasion with a video about the plane. » 9/15/14 3:00pm 9/15/14 3:00pm

Mumbai Slum And Dump Pose Safety Threats To Airport

India may be one of the world's most rapidly-developing nations, but it the pace of its growth is being matched by the size of its embarrassing problems. Near the airport in Mumbai, is a slum that houses 90,000 people, and security personnel say it poses "a grave threat" to the city's airport. » 9/15/14 10:15am 9/15/14 10:15am

San Diego's Airport Won't Allow 'Stinky' Cab Drivers

Cab drivers in San Diego are upset that they're being subject to body odor tests as one of the criteria that they have to pass in order to work from San Diego's Lindbergh Field. They're saying the rule is prejudicial and discriminatory. What do you think? Should a city hold cabbies to a standard of hygiene? » 9/14/14 3:00pm 9/14/14 3:00pm

Boeing's Carbon Fiber Is Helping Protect Football Players

When industries form a symbiotic collaboration, that's always a good thing. Especially when it's environmentally friendly and helps protect athletes from debilitating injuries. Russell Athletic is developing new football shoulder pads, made from recycled carbon fiber used in Boeing's 787 Dreamliners. » 9/10/14 12:30pm 9/10/14 12:30pm

Initial Investigation Shows MH17 Was Asked To Fly Higher

Dutch aviation investigators have released their initial findings on the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 crash, which occurred on July 17th and claimed 298 lives. The report confirmed the plane was shot down, but it also showed the pilots were asked to climb to 35,000 feet and denied the request from Air Traffic Control. » 9/09/14 1:45pm 9/09/14 1:45pm

A Complete Look At The New Southwest Airlines

In front of thousands of employees and media in Dallas, Texas this morning, Southwest Airlines showed off its new corporate image, comprised of Bold Blue, Warm Red, Sunrise Yellow, and Summit Silver. In addition to the new aircraft livery, which was leaked this weekend, a new heart logo was also shown. » 9/08/14 12:50pm 9/08/14 12:50pm