FAA warns pilots in Las Vegas vicinity on GPS
Pilots flying at night near Las Vegas over the next week may have to navigate the old-fashioned way - without GPS.
Swiss solar aircraft makes first international flight (Update 2)
Pioneering Swiss solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse ambled over Europe into Belgium on Friday on its first international flight, with the pilot reporting that everything was running smoothly.
New scanner aims to make liquids on planes safer
The latest airport security technology being developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory could open the door for airline passengers to bring their soft drinks and full-size shampoo bottles on board again.
Google buys travel software company for $700M
Google Inc. plans to buy travel technology company ITA Software Inc. in a $700 million deal that would enable the Internet search leader to steer more of the airline reservations booked on the Web.
Pollution dispersion research aids understanding of 2002 break-up of Antarctic ozone hole
The eruption of the volcano in Iceland has drawn attention to air flow patterns, as airlines lost millions of dollars and travelers remained stranded for days to weeks, as particles from the natural disaster traveled over ...
Threat of new, larger Icelandic eruption looms
(AP) -- For all the worldwide chaos that Iceland's volcano has already created, it may just be the opening act.
Are TGFs Hazardous to Air Travelers?
Instruments scanning outer space for cataclysmic explosions called gamma-ray bursts are detecting intense flashes of gamma-ray energy right here in the friendly skies of Earth. These terrestrial gamma-ray ...
Lightning-produced radiation a potential health concern for air travelers
New information about lightning-emitted X-rays, gamma rays and high-energy electrons during thunderstorms is prompting scientists to raise concerns about the potential for airline passengers and crews to be ...
Mobile phone calls on planes make slow take off in Europe
A year after they were authorised, the use of mobile phones aboard planes remains very limited in Europe, with only 27 planes equipped to allow them, the European Commission said Thursday.
Catching signals from a speeding satellite
Soaring high above Earth as they speed through space, satellites are difficult targets to track. Now a new approach developed in Europe is helping ground stations to acquire signals faster and more accurately ...
Wifi in the sky looks set for takeoff
Wifi in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say.
More complaints for network carriers than cheaper airlines, regardless of actual service, study shows
Consider the last time you dealt with an airline service mishap: a bag lost in transit, a flight delayed or canceled, or an overbooked plane. Are you more or less likely to make a formal complaint about service ...
Researchers devise faster method of boarding planes
Clarkson University researchers have developed a strategy to ease one of the headaches of airline travel: boarding the flight.
CEO predictions for the next 100 years of flying
Millions of people step aboard airplanes each day, complaining about the lack of legroom and overhead space but almost taking for granted that they can travel thousands of miles in just a few hours.