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Crash of Malaysian Jet Shakes Business Travel

ON any given day, there are about 100,000 commercial airline flights, flying more than 50,000 separate routes, around a world where armed conflict is always occurring, somewhere. As companies send business travelers on assignments that often venture into — and even more often over — dangerous areas, employers have become ever more cognizant of a […]

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Faubert: Wi-Fi? Games? TV? Airlines say, we got that

June 24, 2014 This summer, Americans are expected to go on vacation in record numbers. Between June 1 and Aug. 31, an estimated 210 million passengers will fly on U.S. carriers, according to the trade organization Airlines for America. That’s an increase of 1.5 percent from the same period last year. To stave off boredom […]

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PANASONIC PRESENTS REAL-TIME AIRCRAFT TRACKING SOLUTION AT ITU SEMINAR IN MALAYSIA

Real-time Monitoring of Flight Data, including the Black Box – the need for International Standards in the Age of Cloud Computing and Big Data The United Nations’ ITU (International Telecommunication Union) and the Malaysian Government will host an expert dialogue on May 26-27 in Kuala Lumpur.  The seminar is titled, “Real-time Monitoring of Flight Data, […]

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Malaysia Air Incident Will Spur Airline Industry Technology Changes

Malaysia Air Incident Will Spur Airline Industry Technology Changes In a world where Google Inc. knows your shopping habits and police use mobile phones to pinpoint locations of emergency calls, how can a wide-body Boeing Co. 777 fall off the grid? The communications blackout engulfing Flight 370 shines a light on the voice, radar and satellite links […]

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8 Expert Theories Behind the Malaysia Air Disappearance

8 Expert Theories Behind the Malaysia Air Disappearance The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising seven miles (11 kilometers) above the earth. So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has […]

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Flight MH370: What Is Known About Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet

Flight MH370: What Is Known About Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet An extensive search has revealed no sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. What authorities say is known as of Monday evening: — The Boeing 777 carrying 239 people lost contact over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam; there was no sign of trouble before […]

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Why a high-tech jet is so hard to find

Why a high-tech jet is so hard to find The pervasiveness of consumer technology that can track our every move has left some people scratching their heads as to why something so much more technically advanced, like the Malaysia Airlines jet carrying 239 people, could just disappear from the sky. Experts say the technology used to track […]

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Google’s Glass and the Future of Frequent-Flyer Flattery

Google’s Glass and the Future of Frequent-Flyer Flattery If Google (GOOG) never finds a mainstream consumer market for its wearable Glass device, perhaps airlines will be interested. Virgin Atlantic began a six-week trial Tuesday that will equip its staff at London’s Heathrow Airport with the eyewear gadgets in an effort to more quickly shuttle first- and business-class passengers […]

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Testing airline safety with the help of a fake ash cloud

Testing airline safety with the help of a fake ash cloud The AVOID sensor mounted on an aircraft. (Credit: Airbus) When a volcano erupted in Iceland in 2010, it filled the skies over Europe with a massive ash cloud. From April 15-21, 2010, more than 100,000 flights were cancelled as officials scrambled to assess safety. The […]

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The 12 Best Airline Safety Videos, Reviewed

The 12 Best Airline Safety Videos, Reviewed SEXPAND Virgin America, the airline that invented the sassy in-flight safety video, has rolled out a brandnew sassy in-flight safety video: A live-action musical number. It’s still heads and shoulders above most airlines, but is it the best? Airline safety videos have been around as long as in-flight entertainment systems […]

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