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Boeing 777

Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370: A Travel Writer's Thoughts

Dane Steele Green | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Dane Steele Green

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 created waves that washed up on to some very different shores. There is the Malaysian government, whose self-contained a...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight 370 took another turn when Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that two objects -- one 80 feet long -- had been spotted by satellite 1,000 miles southwest of Australia. Multiple ships and planes were quickly dispatched, though the intensified search has turned up nothing so far. The story has transfixed the world, not least because of the shock that something the size of a 777 could just disappear in this era of 24/7 global surveillance. It's also tapped into our common humanity, as 26 nations are now assisting in the search. A grief-stricken mother who was carried out of a press conference on Wednesday brought the real stakes of finding the plane home. "My dear," she cried. "I don't know where my dear is -- twelve days! My son!" The media is consumed by the mystery; the families of the passengers are left to deal with the misery.

Lost in (Air)Space

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Technology
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Technology warps our perceptions of fast and slow and makes it harder to wait; but technology also has a positive side, which I also suspect is at play in our frustration with the pace of finding this plane.

Analysis: Boeing Paid No Federal Income Tax Last Year

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

One of the largest recipients of federal government contracts paid nothing in taxes last year, according to an analysis from the Center for Effective ...

5 Lessons From the Boeing Fiasco

David Macaray | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
David Macaray

You can't predict how a union will vote. This is especially true when it's a proud, savvy union. These IAM workers saw the Boeing offer for the sleazy power play it was and weren't going to roll over. They should be congratulated. What they did was heroic.

Boeing Workers Approve Controversial New Contract

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

SEATTLE (AP) — The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly ...

Asiana Offers Payout To Survivors Of July Crash

AP | YOUKYUNG LEE | Posted 10.12.2013 | San Francisco

SEOUL, South Korea -- Asiana Airlines Inc. has offered $10,000 to each of the 288 surviving passengers of the flight that crash landed in San Francisc...

Pilots Relied On Automated Equipment To Control Doomed Jet's Speed

AP | MARTHA MENDOZA and JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.08.2013 | San Francisco

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 relied on automated cockpit equipment to control the jetliner's speed as they land...

Plane That Crashed Has 'Fantastic' Safety Record

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 09.05.2013 | Travel

WASHINGTON — The crash of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 in San Francisco on Saturday is only the second major accident for the twin-engine, wide...

Behind The Airline In The SFO Crash

AP | By JOSHUA FREED | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology

Asiana Airlines was relatively unknown in the United States before Saturday's crash landing at San Francisco International Airport. But South Korea's ...

Cockpit Computers 9 -- Unsafe At Any Speed

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

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Software Snakes on a Plane 2 -- The Phone Interview

John T. Halliday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John T. Halliday

Dr. Nancy G. Leveson said, "There will always be another software bug; never trust human life solely on software." This assessment is significant when Sam Fleishman asks about the Boeing 777 rogue computer.