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We've Seen The Future of Flight, And It's AWESOME

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.13.2014 | Travel

Scared of flying? Then you might not like the airplanes of the future. Sure there are some terrifying-sounding features (transparent cabins and har...

Etihad Finds a Seat Between Prudent and Audacious

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.12.2014 | 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...

PHOTOS: Airbus' A350 Takes Off

AP | LORI HINNANT | Posted 08.14.2013 | Travel

PARIS — Airbus sent a new wide-body plane into the skies Friday that sets the stage for intensifying competition with U.S. rival Boeing - with c...

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...

Frequent Travelers: 'Boeing Will Fix This'

AP | DAVID KOENIG | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel

DALLAS — Some frequent fliers say they aren't worried about safety aboard Boeing's problem-plagued 787 aircraft, while many less-seasoned travel...

Boeing, Boeing Back, Back To Iraq

AP | By ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

BAGHDAD (AP) — The first new Boeing Co. jetliner sold to Iraq in 30 years touched down in Baghdad on Saturday, signaling the country's determination...

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.

Safety Agency Calls For A380 Wing Checks

AP | By GEIR MOULSON | Posted 01.20.2012 | Travel

BERLIN -- Europe's air safety authority told airlines Friday to inspect nearly a third of the world's A380 superjumbo jets within about six weeks afte...

Boeing Workers Union Approves 4-Year Contract Extension

AP | By GENE JOHNSON | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

SEATTLE -- Applause and cheers rang out after Unionized Boeing Machinists voted overwhelmingly to approve a four-year contract extension – a dea...

'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.

Airbus Trounces Boeing At Paris Air Show

AP | GREG KELLER | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business

LE BOURGET, France — Airbus is trouncing Boeing in the race to be the world's biggest planemaker, claiming over $72 billion dollars worth of ord...

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...