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After four decades, Delta's DC-9 jets make final landing

Jan 6, 2014
Delta Air Lines will take its final DC-9 to the skies today, punctuating a most unlikely and colorful span of airliner history.
Posted In: aviation, Delta, airplanes

One step closer to using your cellphone on your next flight?

Dec 12, 2013
Thanksgiving is over, but let's give a moment of thanks for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Posted In: Cellphones, mobile phones, airplanes, fcc, Department of Transportation

Using a cell phone while trapped on a plane (yes, seriously)

Nov 21, 2013
This week's sign that the apocalypse is upon us.
Posted In: fcc, airplanes, phones

French man one-ups couch fort with 737 cockpit simulator

Jul 30, 2013
France's best dad? Laurent Aigon, a waiter in France, has built a giant 737 simulator, complete with the airplane's full cockpit, in his son's bedroom.
Posted In: France, airplanes, 737

DIY planes in Kenya

Jul 5, 2013
In Kenya, a growing group of amateur aviation enthusiasts are building homemade flying machines out of everything from junk metal to old car engines.
Posted In: airplanes, DIY, Africa, Kenya

New planes not just high tech, they'll be more crowded

Jun 24, 2013
New planes are not just high tech, they'll be more crowded.
Posted In: Boeing, Airbus, Airlines, airplanes, Tech

Solar plane only goes 58 MPH, but might change how we fly

May 20, 2013
Inventors of an experimental solar aircraft simply want to prove it’s possible to fly long distances using energy from the sun.
Posted In: airplanes, solar power, Tech

Can you really hack a plane cockpit?

Apr 16, 2013
Can a plane's cockpit be hacked? One researcher, who used a smartphone to hack the cockpit of a virtual airplane, says yes. The FAA says its unlikely, if not impossible.
Posted In: airplanes, hacking, smartphone, cybersecurity

New TSA knife policy angers flight attendants

Mar 8, 2013
The Transportation Security Administration has announced a policy change that would allow airline passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment onto planes, beginning next month. Flight attendants and air marshals protested.
Posted In: TSA, airplanes, Sports, security

Boeing Dreamliner fire: Just a bunch of smoke?

Jan 8, 2013
Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner caught on fire yesterday after landing in Boston. No passengers were injured, but the verdict is still out on the injuries Boeing might suffer.
Posted In: airline safety, airplanes, Boeing, Dreamliner 787

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