NASA’s sonic boom tests in Texas could change air travel forever

GALVESTON, Texas — NASA is monitoring how residents living near the Texas Gulf Coast react to quiet sonic booms as the space agency works on an experimental aircraft that could significantly reduce commercial flight times. NASA launched a two-week research project Monday on quiet supersonic research flights near Galveston, the Houston Chronicle reported. NASA is flying an F/A-18 jet in […]

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Boeing Reveals Concept For Hypersonic Plane That Could Get You From New York To London In Two Hours

The aircraft isn’t expected to enter service for at least 20 years. Boeing on Wednesday announced plans to develop a hypersonic aircraft that could transport passengers at nearly five times the speed of sound, Fox News is reporting. That’s fast enough to get from New York to London – a trip that these days takes seven hours – in just […]

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Woman dies on flight as frantic cabin crew battled to save her

Shocked passengers watched as medics and cabin crew tried to save the life of a critically ill passenger on a Qantas flight to Sydney on Friday. A Qantas spokeswoman confirmed that the passenger receiving treatment during the dramatic mid-air medical emergency has died. The early morning QF2 flight from London, via Singapore, was forced to land in Adelaide because of […]

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Air passengers told not to bring their own food

New Department for Transport guidance says any grub or powders should be packed in hold baggage. Many passengers take their own snacks to eat on board when they fly to avoid paying higher prices charged by airports or airlines. The DfT says storing food in hand luggage can obstruct images on the X-ray machine or may be mistaken for suspicious […]

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Airport may start using facial recognition to find late travelers

SINGAPORE — Ever been delayed on a flight because of straggling fellow passengers? That might be an annoyance of the past at Singapore’s Changi airport which is testing facial recognition systems that could, in future, help locate lost travelers or those spending a little too much time in the duty-free shops. Changi Airport, ranked the world’s best for six years […]

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Southwest Pilot Who Made Emergency Landing Was One of the First Female Pilots in the Navy

— Adela Jones Holda (@ajholda) April 18, 2018 Tammie Jo Shults is a hero. She’s the pilot who made an emergency landing on April 17 when Southwest flight 1380 took a turn for the worse after a part of the engine exploded, causing debris to shatter one of the plane’s windows. Passengers’ worst nightmare came true as they gripped oxygen […]

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