Aviation News

October 17, 2011

Cell Phones Might Not Really Endanger Airliners, NASA Books Flights on Virgin Galactic: Final Call

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Full reverse thrust on an Emirates A380-800 at JFK Airport

Photo of the Day: Full reverse thrust on an Emirates A380-800 at JFK Airport during a rainstorm. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez)

  • A new study shows cell phones are not really a danger to airliners. [Sun Sentinel]
  • After “a lot of employee feedback that [it] wasn’t the right fit,” plans to rebrand the soon-to-be-merged Atlantic Southeast Airlines and ExpressJet as “SureJet” have been scrapped in favor of simply calling the whole new airline ExpressJet. [Air Transport World]
  • 100,000 passengers have already used Heathrow Airport‘s new futuristic “Pod” system. [Apex Editor's Blog]
  • NASA has chartered a flight on Virgin Galactic, with options to charter two more flights in a deal worth up to $4.5 million. [Associated Press]