Tag Archives: Aviation

Russian leftovers may become Air Force One

Two Boeing 747-8 jets that were given up before delivery by Russia’s bankrupt Transaero Airlines could well end up as the next presidential Air Force One aircraft. The arrangement, first reported by Defense One, is one of the options being discussed … Continue reading

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Startups make a splash in Airport Shark Tank

A stealthy company that’s been collecting data from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s baggage handling operation for the past 10 months has won this year’s Airport Shark Tank competition. And so has a Boston company that builds booth-sized pods for travelers looking for a … Continue reading

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Will HoloLens put travelers into mixed reality?

Imagine a world where headset-wearing flight attendants can instantly know how you’re feeling based on a computer analysis of your facial expression. Actually, you don’t need to imagine: That world is already in beta, thanks to Air New Zealand, Dimension … Continue reading

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Robots are taking over as airport guides

I, for one, welcome our cute new robot overlords at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – as long as they don’t boss me around. Two types of humanoid robots are getting tryouts this week at Sea-Tac: One is SoftBank’s Pepper robot, which is … Continue reading

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‘Seat 14C’ tales imagine 20-year time warp

Imagine you’re a passenger on a jet that mysteriously time warps to the year 2037: That’s what a team of world-class science-fiction writers did for “Seat 14C,” a project created by XPRIZE and Japan’s ANA airline. Now you can imagine as well, and … Continue reading

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Super-quiet supersonic jet design approved

NASA says it’s cleared a significant milestone on the path to reviving supersonic passenger jet travel in the U.S. with the completion of the preliminary design review for its low-boom experimental airplane. The Low-Boom Flight Demonstration X-plane, or LBFD, is … Continue reading

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Small is big in Boeing’s 20-year plan

EVERETT, Wash. – Boeing’s 20-year outlook for the airplane market is as sunny as ever, even though some analysts worry about a shift from more profitable wide-body jets to smaller, more economical single-aisle jets. The way Boeing sees it, a … Continue reading

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