Airbus a380 News
How South Africa's 1995 World Cup triumph turned Bryan Habana's sporting destiny on its head
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Green marbles are the focus of the three children's eyes as they flick them along the incline of a rugby pitch in the heart of the Masiphumelele Township which lies 38 kilometres north of South Africa's Cape Point. The innocence of the black six-year-olds contrasts with
WATCH: Australia-Bound Qantas Flight Flooded, Forced to Return to Los Angeles
A Qantas flight heading from Los Angeles to Melbourne was forced to return to Los Angeles International Airport after a pipe burst, sending water running through the aircraft, according to airline officials and passengers. Video captured on passengers’ cellphones shows water steadily pouring from
Flight Turned Back After Leak
It was pouring from the ceiling that was flowing down the stairs water water everywhere. Captured on passengers things. They've decided jumping up and yelling and all this water was coming down. Basically in the middle of the Qantas flight 94 was over the Pacific on route from Adelaide to Melbourne
Living by the Numbers: Big Data Knows What Your Future Holds
Forget Big Brother. Companies and countries are discovering that algorithms programmed to scour vast quantities of data can be much more powerful. They can predict your next purchase, forecast car thefts and maybe even help cure cancer. But there is a down side. On balmy spring evenings, Hamburg's
Airline Passengers Capture Video of Engine Fire
Dramatic video has surfaced of an airliner moments after its engine caught fire about 30,000 feet in the air above Turkey, which the airline attributed to a lightning strike. Turkish Airlines says the plane with 114 people aboard made an emergency landing Thursday after incident....
NTSB Suggests Wingtip Cameras on Planes
The National Transportation Safety Board is suggesting that large aircraft be equipped with external cameras to give pilots a better view of a plane's wingtips as they travel along the taxiway -- and possibly cut down on ground crashes. On planes such as the Boeing 747 and the giant Airbus A380,
The Global Note: Desperation In Homs…A380 Safety Checks…The Lost Lake…Austerity Vacations
SYRIA: “IS THIS WHAT THE UN IS WAITING FOR?” -HOMS’ WORST DAY?…The Syrian military continued its bombardment of the restive city of Homs for a fifth straight day. Syrian opposition groups say at least 50 people have been killed this morning in Homs, including 18...
Today In Pictures: Oct. 14, 2011
Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, steers his car out of a garage during the second practice session for Sunday’s Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korean International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, Oct. 14, 2011. (Vincent Thian/AP Photo) A police officer stands...
Ask the Captain: Oxygen masks and emergency evacuations
Question:If I sit in a plane where there are 2 sets of 3 seats (A319 etc.) and the people next to me have a lap child, what is the score for the oxygen masks which drop from the ceiling? Do 4 souls have to fight over 3 masks? Are there more masks above us? Also, what limits the number of passengers
Commercial Planes Clip Each Other in Boston
Authorities today are investigating the collision of two commercial passenger aircraft on a runway at Boston's Logan International Airport. One minor injury was reported. One of the planes involved in the 7:30 p.m. incident Thursday was a 767 Delta Airlines jet, while the second was a smaller plane