The basic design of the jet airliner has remained unchanged for the last 50 years. New technology and the quest for fuel efficiency may lead to new design innovations.
In May of this year, Southwest Airlines unveiled a new crown jewel at their Dallas Love Field headquarters: their Network Operations Control (NOC). I
From dispatchers to meteorologists to air traffic controllers, pilots up front could not do it without their daily expertise, knowledge and professionalism.
Phil Derner shares a somewhat challenging planespotting experience. Aside from not being able to control the aircraft themselves, photographers must fend with weather, runways, road traffic and camera settings. Maybe he should have stayed in bed.
A routine flight is plunged into weirdness after the crew smells smoke. How to deal with a possible emergency — not to mention a plane full of obsessed Japanese tourists.
After capturing the first video of Donald Trump’s new Boeing 757 in action and speculating that it was the perfect size to move Donald and an entourage around the country for a presidential run, the New York Post one-upped us and actually got onboard the jet. But about that $100 million price tag…
What better way to review Delta’s upgraded business class products than 24-hours of flying to and from Japan?
The people of Joplin, Missouri and other tornado-devastated areas desperately need our help. We’ve set up a program that rewards your generosity. It’s not much, but every little nudge can only help.
Do pilots really “suck” at manual flying, as a soon-to-be-released FAA report suggests? Airbus Captain and author Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier explores this disturbing possibility.
Sometimes when I hear the whine of jet engines, I think of the beach.
This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]
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