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Finally, an FAA Panel Agrees That Our eDevices Won’t Crash Planes

October 4th, 2013 · No Comments · Aviation

There’s no harm in continuing to listen to music, watch movies, read e-books and otherwise enjoy “airplane mode” activities on electronic devices during takeoff and landing, according to an advisory committee appointed by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). The committee submitted a report to the FAA this week, recommending the agency ease restrictions on use […]

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Airbus Testing its First Composite-Materials Airframe

June 14th, 2013 · No Comments · Aviation

The European aviation giant is keeping mum on when the A350 might take to the air for the first time, but the Paris Air Show begins in little more than a week. That’s got everyone in the aerospace industry wondering if the A350-XWB will make an appearance above one of the biggest stages in aviation. The […]

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Airplane Passengers Don’t Turn Off Their Gadgets – And Planes Aren’t Crashing

May 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Aviation, Smart Phone

In a recent study the Airline Passenger Experience Association and the Consumer Electronics Association, as many as 30 percent of all passengers said they had accidentally left a device on during takeoff or landing. About 67 percent said they had never done this, always ensuring that their electronics were turned off. Four percent were unsure. In another segment of the study, passengers were […]

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US Military Able to Deliver a Bomb Anywhere in Less Than an Hour

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Aviation, Military

DARPA has announced the second test flight of the Falcon HTV-2 aircraft.  This unmanned aircraft is designed to fly at speeds up to 13,000 mph (at least that’s what they’re admitting to) and is the result of a project started in 2003 for the US military to be able to reach anywhere in the world […]

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Electric Hybrid Jets — A Puddle in the Future

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Aviation, Military

X projects have helped us build some of the most successful technologies ever.  It was an X project that got Lindburg to fly across the Atlantic and it has helped spur our first commercial space program.  But now the X moniker is being lent to a new, hybrid Air Force Jet Fighter, dubbed the “F-X”. […]

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