Scientists in Australia have launched a supersonic scramjet engine into space for the 2nd time in a week, as they work towards building a device which could revolutionise air travel, reached an altitude of 200 miles and 4,700 miles/hour.
After a three-year run, Myrtle Beach's homegrown airline, Hooters Air, is bowing out of regularly scheduled air service. The airline will cease its public charter flights April 17 and will run only private charters out of Winston Salem, N.C.
A prototype engine that could ultimately lead to two-hour jet flights from Australia to Britain was launched in the South Australian outback, researchers said.
While it has become popular to attack Dubai Ports World for risking US security, TSA takes the cake. Isn't it time for freedom and common sense?
"INAC has exhausted all conciliatory avenues with the U.S. aviation authorities ... and has not been able to re-establish rights the bilateral accord gives to Venezuelan air carriers," the Venezuelan agency said in a statement.
The twin-aisle jet is designed to carry 301 passengers up to 10,840 miles. The competing Airbus A340-500 has a flight range of about 9,980 miles, according to model specifications listed on the company's Web site.
World record for the longest solo flight in history and made a emergency landing at Bournemouth Airport, UK. He travelled 26,389.3 miles and had a flight duration of 76 hours 45 minutes. Just miles from his destination the generator failed, which mea
Security concerns have caused the government to suspend plans for an ambitious program to check every domestic airline passenger's name against government watch lists. "Secure Flight" has been troubled from the start. Strongly opposed b
Despite some hair-raising moments, Fossett soared out over the Atlantic from a Kennedy Space Center runway Wednesday on a quest to break the nearly 25,000-mile (40,0000-kilometer) record for the world's longest aircraft flight.
Airlines and the U.S government have the right to keep passengers from boarding planes if they refuse to show personal identification, a U.S. appeals court ruled. John Gilmore, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an online civil liberti
Called "microjets" or "very light jets," they've been likened to SUVs with wings. With 2 engines and seating capacity for 5 or 6 people, they cost half as much as the most inexpensive business jet now in service. 3,000 of the
"I don't want to be on the list. I want to fly and see my grandma," the 4-year-old boy said. A ticket agent told his mom: "You're lucky that we're letting you through instead of putting you through the other process."
An airline passenger with the words "suicide bomber" written in his journal was arrested when his plane arrived in San Jose, California, on Wednesday, but the words appeared to refer to music, the FBI said.
"Law enforcement traditionally has been supported when they use deadly force based on their belief that someone has a weapon," said Brian Tannebaum, FLA Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers. "No charges will be filed — you can put all yo
"I'm going to think about legislation to [severely] limit what a person can carry on a commercial aircraft," said Sen. Ted Stevens, an Alaska Republican and chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee.
SAN FRANCISCO — Millionaire John Gilmore did not show photo identification to walk into a federal courthouse Thursday, where his attorney tried to persuade a panel of appellate judges that nobody should need ID to board an airplane...
Passengers tackled and restrained Tizol when he lunged toward the cockpit.
Although the department claims otherwise publicly, a confidential internal report within Homeland Security admits air marshals “overreacted” when they gunned down a Florida man at Miami International Airport last week.
Assuming that McClellan's assessment is correct, and the summary execution of Mr. Alpizar by the tax-fattened drones grandly styled “air marshals” was carried out according to federal “protocols,” we no longer need to wonder whether terrorist sle
A watchlist of possible terror suspects distributed by the US government to airlines for pre-flight checks is now 80,000 names long, a Swedish newspaper reported, citing European air industry sources.
Nearly 30,000 airline passengers in the past year asked the Homeland Security Department to remove their names from terrorist watch lists, and all but about 60 were successful, Transportation Security Administration officials said.
"The first time I heard the word 'bomb' was when I was interviewed by the FBI," McAlhany said. "They kept asking if I heard him say the B-word. And I said, 'What is the B-word?' And they were like, 'Bomb.' I sa
Airline passengers soon will be allowed to take small scissors and screwdrivers aboard planes again, TSA chief Kip Hawley announced. Take effect Dec. 22 as a broader effort to spend more time searching for explosives.
The FAA has imposed flight restrictions over Dick Cheney's new Maryland home, angering private pilots who say they can't fly overhead even when the vice president isn't around.
A new plan by the Transportation Security Administration would allow airline passengers to bring scissors and other sharp objects in their carry-on bags because the items no longer pose the greatest threat to airline security.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta pledged $337 million in federal funds for a planned expansion at O'Hare International Airport that is aimed at reducing flight delays at one of the nation's busiest airports.
Dawn Hansen is Nevada chairman of Mothers Against the Draft. Her husband, Christopher Hansen, served as chairman of last year's failed "Axe the Tax" tax-rollback petition drive. They're no wallflowers when it comes to voicing their
A New Jersey man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to interfering with pilots of an aircraft by shining a hand-held laser into the cockpit of a private jet and could face two years in prison, federal court officials said.
“Security or Freedom” seems to be the popular phrase of the day in regards to what our response to the attacks on America should be. Most will tell us that the two are mutually exclusive.
The Transportation Security Agency uses two different watch lists.