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Etihad Finds a Seat Between Prudent and Audacious

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Christine Negroni

When I told my friend the other day that I'd be traveling on Etihad she asked, "What's that?" In the United States, the 10-year old airline is not a h...

At the Helm of an Emirates A380

Jay Cheshes | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jay Cheshes

Emirates trains its real pilots on a much more complex piece of equipment, where all the knobs and levers actually work and the cockpit shakes on its hydraulic lift. For most of us who've dreamt of earning more than our plastic wings though, this pared-down version is as close as we're likely to get to taking charge of an actual jumbo jet.

This Is Not A Subway Map

Posted 11.27.2013 | Travel

Want to know everywhere you can travel on Airbus' A380 superjumbo jet? The company has created a friendly, colorful map of all the routes fliers can t...

Watch Out Delta, American and United: The Arabs Are Coming!

George Hobica | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Rarely mentioned in the debate about whether the consolidation of the U.S. airline industry is a good or bad thing are news items like this: "Boeing T...

New Suitcase Could Make Lost Baggage A Thing Of The Past

Posted 06.10.2013 | Small Business

The days of lost luggage may soon be behind us. Airbus has unveiled a prototype for a new suitcase, Bag2Go, that is designed to eliminate a scenari...

Landing Gear Problems Reportedly Plague Airbus

7online.com | Jim Hoffer | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

After a frightening landing at JFK by an Airbus plane, an Eyewitness News investigation discovered several Airbus landing gear problems over the past ...

Is This The Future Of Commercial Air Travel?

Dane Steele Green | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Take note: you may be seeing, and sitting, in one these sooner than you think. Is it a brave, new world or what?

Airbus Arrives in Alabama and Boeing Is Sleepless in Seattle

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business
Christine Negroni

Are they sleepless in Seattle? I'm guessin' the answer is yes, now that Airbus has confirmed it is fixin' to build a A320neo assembly plant in Mobile,...

Virgin Atlantic's Controversial New Offering

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2012 | Travel
SmarterTravel

According to a press release from the airline, fliers on A330 Airbus planes operated by Virgin will be able to use cell phones in the air, to text or talk.

What Airplane Company Hopes This Wing Will Do

Reuters | Kyle Peterson and Tim Hepher | Posted 07.02.2012 | Science

By Kyle Peterson and Tim Hepher CHICAGO/PARIS (Reuters) - There are, so the industry saying goes, only three secrets in the commercial ...

Qantas Returns A380 To Service

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.23.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Both Woody Allen and William Shakespeare have words of wisdom regarding the momentous flight today of Qantas Airlines' newly resurrected Airbus A380. Don't believe me? Keep reading.

Wing Cracks and Cars That Won't Stop

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.25.2012 | Technology
Christine Negroni

Everyone who did not go on a wild ride in a Toyota may be sick to death of the subject just as many people are tired of the debate over whether portable electronic devices should be allowed on flights below 10,000 feet.

'Damn It, We're Going To Crash:' Final Words Of Air France 447 Crew

www.dailymail.co.uk | Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

A new book has revealed the final words of the cockpit crew of doomed Air France Flight 447, which crashed into the South Atlantic off the coast of Br...

Paul Needham

A Plane Built With, Gasp, Passengers In Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 11.28.2011 | Travel

EVERETT, Wash. -- Imagine a plane that reduces vibrations from turbulence to the point where the ride is smooth even during landing. A plane with enou...

Observations This Fine Morning

Scott Poynton | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Scott Poynton

Driving to work this morning, I wondered at the morning light, golden in the fields, Mont Blanc poking its head above the clouds, the Jura Mountains a...

Delta Buys 100 New Boeing Jets

Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel

Delta Airlines will add 100 Boeing jets to its fleet in the coming years, a more than $8 billion investment that will replace less efficient planes wi...

Flying Through EU Skies? Then Expect to Play by EU Rules

Martin Rivers | Posted 09.05.2011 | Green
Martin Rivers

Beyond the brinkmanship and legal wrangling, Europe's path is clear. The ETS has committed to cutting emissions 21 percent against 2005 levels by 2020.

Boeing: Jet Sales Will Reach $4 Trillion Soon Enough

Posted 08.16.2011 | Business

PARIS - Passenger jet sales will reach $4 trillion over the next 20 years, Boeing predicted on Thursday as it hiked demand forecasts on the eve of the...

Airbus 'Invisible' Concept Plane Revealed As Future Of Commercial Flight

AOL Travel News | Posted 08.13.2011 | Travel

Invisible planes? Not quite Wonder Woman invisible plane, but Airbus released media galore of their future tech transparent plane concept for 2050 as ...

Australians Simulate Airbus 380 Near Disaster

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.18.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Before investigators wrap up the Flight 32 investigation, they should be sure it isn't written up as a near-disaster, successfully completed by a crew of heroes and an exceptional plane.

Air France Find Could Alter the Future of Black Boxes

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.04.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

After the crash of Flight 447, I faced the Twitter paradox: How can my 16-year-old son, using his cell phone, know his friends' every move, while multi-million dollar airliners are unable to transmit critical information?"

A Ride in the Cockpit of an Airbus A318

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.18.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The flakes have mushroomed into a blizzard. We reach 'decision' speed (where there is not enough runway left to stop) and this is the second that Cavender tells me that our number two engine is out.

SHOCK VIDEO: Jumbo Jet Clips Plane At JFK Airport

AP/The Huffington Post | By TOM McELROY | Posted 06.11.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK -- A wing of an Airbus A380, the world's biggest commercial passenger jet, clipped the tail of another plane while taxiing out to depart John...

Air France Flight 447 Mystery and Aviation History

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.06.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Despite the fact that no one yet knows what happened to Flight 447, the French government recently filed manslaughter charges against Airbus and Air France.

Boeing Received Minimum Of $5.3B In Banned U.S. Subsidies, WTO Says

Posted 05.31.2011 | Business

Planemaker Boeing received at least $5.3 billion of dollars of banned U.S. subsidies, the World Trade Organization said Thursday. The subsidies inc...