​Sex 'n Spas: The Future (And Not So Future) of In-Flight Entertainment

Careening through the air 30,000 feet above the ground can be a brutal experience. To help us cope, airlines have evolved some pretty sophisticated on-demand entertainment in the form of games, movies, internet, and the occasional backrub. Here's a look at some of the ambitious ideas that got us there, the failures… » 11/29/13 10:00am 11/29/13 10:00am

If only all planes could empty out 873 passengers in 78 seconds

Let's hope none of us ever have to be put in a situation where we have to evacuate an airplane but this 2006 evacuation test of an Airbus A380 makes our current plane deplaning process look like a complete waste of time. The test incredibly emptied out all 873 passengers of the plane in less than 80 seconds. Typical… » 11/11/13 8:20pm 11/11/13 8:20pm

6 Tech Company Slogans That Mattered

Intel's always been a bit of a brand machine—remember the "Intel Inside" stickers?—and on Tuesday it upheld that tradition. In a pivot from the sort of stodgy "Sponsors of Tomorrow" slogan, the company is going with the hacker-friendly "Look Inside." How much can a new slogan really matter, though? A lot, if history is any… » 6/05/13 3:01pm 6/05/13 3:01pm

Airbus Isn't Taking Any Chances as It Drops Li-Ion Option from the…

Turns out, Boeing's latest lithium troubles are shaking down to the rest of the airline industry. Airbus, just announced that it is scrapping plans to outfit its A350 jets with the same secondary batteries that have caused its rival so much trouble. » 2/14/13 11:00pm 2/14/13 11:00pm

Air France 447 Crash a Result of Crew Ignoring Alarms

In June 2009 an Airbus A330-200, Air France flight 447, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean tragically killing 228 people. Now, the final BEA report into the event reveals that the tragedy occurred because the crew ignored the warning alarms in the cabin. » 7/06/12 5:24am 7/06/12 5:24am

Airbus Could Ground All Its A380s For Weeks for Wing Repairs

Airbus's fleet of A380s has been beleaguered by problems with cracks in their wings since January. Now, the company has announced that they could all be grounded for up to eight weeks in order to repair the problems. » 6/11/12 12:20pm 6/11/12 12:20pm