Aviation industry

World's biggest twin-engine jetliner closer to real

World's biggest twin-engine jetliner closer to real

Boeing finalizes basic design for 777X airliner, which has huge, folding wings and is on track to be the world's largest twin-engine jet
Can these tricks make you forget you're flying?

Can these tricks make you forget you're flying?

Crushed knees? Here are new ways the airline industry is hoping to distract you from cramped cabin space
No pistols, please: The TSA's extraordinary Instagram account

No pistols, please: The TSA's extraordinary Instagram account

You'd assume most travelers would know to avoid trying to board a plane with a loaded gun or grenade in their carry-on. But no
Stunning turnaround: Qantas is profitable again

Stunning turnaround: Qantas is profitable again

Following the worst annual loss in its history, Qantas is back in the black thanks to lower fuel costs and huge cost-cutting measures
United Airlines pilots warned after review shows cockpit mistakes

United Airlines pilots warned after review shows cockpit mistakes

A review of United flight operations data details safety incidents involving United pilots and aircraft
How do you empty an A380's toilets?

How do you empty an A380's toilets?

Prepare to wrinkle your nose. Clearing out thousands of gallons of waste is no glamorous task
Warp speed: 100 years of commercial air travel

Warp speed: 100 years of commercial air travel

It's been a century since the first scheduled commercial flight. Here's how we got from the Wright Brothers to in-flight showers
World faces huge pilot shortage

World faces huge pilot shortage

Airlines want to go places -- but they might not have enough pilots to get them there
Airbus calls for what we all want: wider seats!

Airbus calls for what we all want: wider seats!

Is there a petition anywhere?
Private jets business takes off in China

Private jets business takes off in China

For the makers of private business jets, China is a growing and important market
From seat backs to handbags: How airlines recycle

From seat backs to handbags: How airlines recycle

Delta, Finnair and Air France have teamed with designers to craft items from worn gear and uniforms
Gallery: Sexy flight attendant uniforms of the past

Gallery: Sexy flight attendant uniforms of the past

Whither the years of "charm farms," little black books, hot pants and go-go boots? Come along with us for a groovy trip in time and style
Superjumbo on the streets of tiny French village

Superjumbo on the streets of tiny French village

Every two weeks a nocturnal procession of huge A380 parts make their way to the Airbus assembly line
'Superjumbo' A380 marks five years in the sky

'Superjumbo' A380 marks five years in the sky

Airbus aims to ramp up production by securing large orders in emerging markets
What you should know before your next flight

What you should know before your next flight

Ever worry about someone opening an aircraft door at 30,000 feet? A robust Reddit thread addresses that and other inside airline wisdom
2013: The year ahead in air travel

2013: The year ahead in air travel

"Will they or won’t they” might be the theme of a dicey year in commercial aviation. Here are 10 stories to watch
AirAsia inks huge Airbus deal

AirAsia inks huge Airbus deal

Malaysia-based low-budget airline the largest customer for A320 aircraft