The science of airplane interior design

Jul 2, 2009
Airplane designers are finding ways to squeeze in as many seats as possible to sell more tickets. Kai Ryssdal talks to Paul Wylde about the science, and economics, behind airplane design
Posted In: Airlines

Boeing's Dreamliner is dream deferred

Jun 30, 2009
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner was supposed to have taken off by now, but will remain grounded due to a problem predicting how the lightweight plane will respond to flight stress. Steve Henn reports.
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Dreamliner sales take a nosedive

Jun 26, 2009
Australian air carrier Qantas has canceled 15 orders for Boeing's 787. The decision is a devastating one for the airline and could have an impact on the Dreamliner's future. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

No more Clear Lanes at airport security

Jun 23, 2009
The parent company of Clear Lanes, the service that helps speed up some travelers' trips through security at airports nationwide, has shut down. Why? John Dimdsale reports.
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Delays won't take Boeing's orders away

Jun 23, 2009
Boeing has delayed the first flight of its new Dreamliner aircraft for the fifth time. Bob Moon reports that despite cost overruns and delivery penalties, orders aren't likely to go anywhere.
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Paris Air Show wowed by crop-duster

Jun 18, 2009
It was a dull and gloomy Paris Air Show, and then came the AT-802 -- a machine-gun totting, bomb-friendly crop-duster. But why would a plane used for farming need James Bond technology? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Airlines

Cloudy skies for world's airlines

Jun 15, 2009
The mood at the Paris Air Show today is gloomy, and it's not just the rain. Besides the recent Air France crash, the economy is taking its toll on the airline industry to the tune of $9 billion in losses. Stephen Beard reports.
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Airbus A380 faces industry challenges

Jun 9, 2009
Even before last week's Air France tragedy, Airbus was struggling with nagging production delays and customers having second thoughts about jetliner purchases. Bob Moon covers what obstacles the company faces now.
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Detroit puts its hopes in the air

Jun 5, 2009
When Delta Airlines merged with Northwest earlier this year, it made Detroit the second-largest hub for the world's largest airline. And that can help put the city on the map away from its struggling auto industry. Sarah Hulett reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Auto

Battle brewing to make United planes

Jun 4, 2009
United Airlines is taking advantage of low prices in a down economy. The airline wants to add 150 planes to its fleet, and has asked two manufacturers to come up with the best price. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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