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Mobile Technology in the Cockpit 

There’s a lot going on in the cockpits of the nation’s aircrafts. Beyond advances in how planes are engineered and built, there are also advances in the tools that pilots and flight engineers use to do their jobs. The same mobile technology that we use to navigate through life on the ground is now being used to navigate through the ... Read More »

Facebook’s new Drones will bring Internet access to the whole World

Last year, Facebook teamed up with other software giants to bring about a world where everyone is connected. This partnership resulted in Internet.Org. And how are they planning to do that? It’s crazy, but it’s the good crazy, not to mention ambitious. Instead of simply dealing with ISPs, Facebook has a team of talented people working on solar-powered drones that will ... Read More »

Sukhoi SuperJet 100 On Demo Flight Goes Missing in Indonesia

Sukhoi Superjet 100 at display in Karachi, Pakistan (Image Credits: Historyofpia.com)

Sukhoi Superjet 100, a new 100-seater plane by Sukhoi and currently on a series of demo flight across the Asia has gone missing in Indonesia reportedly with about 40 people onboard. The aircraft was operating a demo flight in Indonesia in a bid to attract potential buyers for this new brand of aircraft. According to reports, the plane went missing ... Read More »

Plane Crashes in Siberia, 31 Feared Dead

Site of crash (Image source:Associated Press)

An ATR-72 plane carrying at least 43 people has crashed in Siberia, Russia about 1700km away from Moscow, on 02 April 2012. The UTair airlines plane crashed shortly after taking off outside Tyumen, an oil producing region in western Russia. It burst into flames after takeoff and eventually crashed in a snow covered area. Thirteen survivors were pulled out of ... Read More »

Play Golf With Air New Zealand at 30,000 feet

Image Credits: Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand is hosting a mini golf event which invites its passengers to play golf at over 30,000 feet and win prizes if they get their shots all right. The competition is offered in one of A320 aircraft registration ZK-OAB which flies between Auckland and Queenstown. The “In-Flight Putting” challenge invites four passengers to put the ball down the ... Read More »

GEnx Powered Boeing 787 Gets FAA Certification

Image Credits; Flightglobal

Earlier we have seen the 787 flying with Rolls Royce engines but not the one with General Electric’s futuristic GEnx engines. However, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of US has finally given the certificate to the GEnx powered 787 as well, allowing it to be operated for flight operations. Certification means that Japan Air Lines (JAL) will be receiving its first ... Read More »

Qantas Offering Wi-Fi On International Flights With A380 Aircraft

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Qantas, the Australian airline has started offering wi-fi during flight on a eight-week trial basis on six of their A380 aircraft operating international flights between Australia and United States. Before this some airlines in US are offering wi-fi through on-ground towers but this restricts to the availability of internet only in US airspace. Satellite based internet is too expensive right ... Read More »

First 747-8 Intercontinental Plane Delivered to Unidentified Customer

World’s longest aircraft Boeing 747-8’s  VIP version has finally been delivered to an unidentified customer. B747 is the latest variant of Boeing 747, also known as jumbo jet. The delivery is the first one of the eight 747-8Is to be delivered this year. The one delivered recently is a VIP configured jet, with Qatar government being reportedly the unidentified customer. ... Read More »

American Airlines Reveals Amazing New Interior on Boeing 777-300ER

American Airlines, the first operator of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in United States, has unveiled what its 777-300ERs pending delivery will look from inside. AA has 10 such aircraft on order. All the 777-300ERs will be configured in 3-class layout. Boeing 777-300ER is a wide-body aircraft that has 9 seats in a row (economy configuration). It can seat upto 365 passengers ... Read More »