Feds Warn Airlines to Look Out for Passengers Hacking Jets

Feds Warn Airlines to Look Out for Passengers Hacking Jets

In response to reports last week that passenger Wi-Fi networks make some planes vulnerable to hacking, the FBI and TSA have issued an alert to airlines advising them to be on the lookout for evidence of tampering or network intrusions. The FBI and TSA note that they currently have no information to support claims that […]

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Hacker’s Tweet Reignites Ugly Battle Over Security Holes

Hacker’s Tweet Reignites Ugly Battle Over Security Holes

The tweet that got a hacker banned from a flight has evoked a heated debate on the Cold War between security researchers and the industries whose faults they expose.

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Oh Good: Airbus Wants to Pack 11 Passengers Into One Row

Oh Good: Airbus Wants to Pack 11 Passengers Into One Row

Airbus needs to lower operating costs on the unpopular A380 super jumbo, and this is the quickest way to do it.

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Electric Airplanes Are the Future of Pilot Training

Electric Airplanes Are the Future of Pilot Training

Walk into a flight school today and you’ll probably take your first training flight in an aging airplane that’s noisy, expensive, and burns leaded fuel. But the race is on to change that, with electric trainers that are clean, vibration-free, and cheap to operate. Electric aviation has been in experimental development for years, but now […]

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Airbus’ Answer to the Boeing Dreamliner Is Now in Service

Airbus’ Answer to the Boeing Dreamliner Is Now in Service

Airbus threw one hell of a party at its HQ in Toulouse, France, with speeches, a trophy exchange, performances by an opera singer and an orchestra, and even a calligrapher. It was a bit over-the-top, especially when you consider Monday’s bash was thrown for … the first passenger-ready Airbus A350-XWB. After a decade in development, […]

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