Apr 16, 2015

Search area for Flight 370 to be doubled if plane not found

The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be expanded by another 60,000 square kilometers (23,000 square miles) in the Indian Ocean if the jetliner is not found by May, officials said Thursday, affirming their commitment to not give up until ...

U.S. report warns hackers might tunnel into planes' avionics

Apr 16, 2015

U.S. report warns hackers might tunnel into planes' avionics

Hackers could exploit in-flight entertainment systems to fatally sabotage the cockpit electronics of a new generation of airliners connected to the Internet, a U.S. government report warns. It comes weeks after a co-pilot crashed his Germanwings Airbus A320 in the French Alps, killing all ...

The cost of cramming planes

Apr 16, 2015

The cost of cramming planes

The shrinking space on airplanes is surely uncomfortable, but it might also be dangerous for passengers’ health and safety. Planes are filled with more passengers than ever before. Fliers are older and heavier. Flight attendants warn about an increase in air rage, and experts ...

Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Apr 8, 2015

Budget airline terminal opens at Narita International

Narita International Airport opened a terminal for budget airlines Wednesday as it courts a growing number of low-cost carriers for domestic and short-haul overseas flights. The airport, serving the greater Tokyo area, inaugurated its third terminal at 3:30 a.m. with a countdown and applause ...