San Francisco to New York in two hours? It’s been possible for 40 years, as anyone who flew the Concorde from New York to London can tell you, but it’s not allowed because of Federal Aviation Administration regulations about supersonic flights over land. Seems people don’t like the sound of sonic booms every few hours over their homes, but new research from NASA Ames Research Center, and the facility at Edwards could make sonic booms more tolerable, and make hour-long cross-country flights a reality.
New findings from Auburn University show just how germ-filled the cabins of passenger jets really are. Scientists exposed six common airplane surfaces to MRSA, E. coli and other bacteria. They found that the potentially-deadly bacteria could survive for over a week.
A Bay Area firm specializing in providing high-definition satellite images is helping in the search for debris of the Malaysian Airlines flight which is now believed to have crashed into a remote part of the Indian Ocean.
A Chicago law firm took steps to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 passengers from the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco.
The Federal Aviation Administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing’s 787s, the aircraft maker’s newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week, the agency said Friday.
An Alaska Airlines flight bound for Seattle from the Los Angeles area has made an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport Wednesday morning.
The world’s largest passenger airplane arrived at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday to mark the start of its regular service between SFO and Germany.
A private jet made an emergency landing at Oakland International Airport this morning, an airport spokeswoman said.
SACRAMENTO (AP) – A FedEx cargo jet has landed safely at Sacramento International Airport after running low on fuel. Airport spokeswoman Gina Swankie says the plane landed without incident just before 8 a.m. Thursday. The […]