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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Boeing’s New Overhead Bins Hold 50 Percent More Bags

Boeing’s New Overhead Bins Hold 50 Percent More Bags

Boeing’s made a new overhead bin that lets you put a bag in on its side, making more room for everyone.

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This Flat Antenna Could Finally Give Us Good Plane Wi-Fi

This Flat Antenna Could Finally Give Us Good Plane Wi-Fi

A new kind of antenna could deliver excellent service without making the plane itself less efficient.

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This Air Force Tech Could’ve Averted the Germanwings Crash

This Air Force Tech Could’ve Averted the Germanwings Crash

Full-blown autonomous flight is still a ways away for airlines, but there is a technology that automatically takes control of an airplane if it’s in danger of hitting the ground.

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Ash from the Continuing Eruption of Turrialba Coats Costa Rica

Ash from the Continuing Eruption of Turrialba Coats Costa Rica

Ash from the eruption of Turrialba has coated Costa Rica and closed its largest airport.

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