Aviation and Aerospace News
In-Flight Wi-Fi Costs for Passengers
The price of airborne Wi-Fi varies depending on the package the customer purchases, but can range from $5-$15 per day, or $30-50 per month.
In-Flight Wi-Fi Fleet Status
Check Out the Current Status of U.S. and International Airlines with In-Flight Wi-Fi Capability, including which aircraft are equipped and which companies are providing the service.
In-Flight Wi-Fi Status Update
To date, at least 1,700 commercial airliners have in-flight Wi-Fi capability, making it completely possible for you to Facebook your friends or complete that business presentation at 30,000 feet. Wireless internet on airplanes is becoming more and more common, as airlines rush to equip their aircraft with Wi-Fi capabilities for demanding customers.
FAA Final Rule: Pilot Duty and Rest Requirements
In December 2011, the FAA established a final rule for pilot duty and rest requirements in an effort to combat the risks of fatigue in aircrews. This new regulation provides more stringent rest requirements and flight hour restrictions than previously, a move that the FAA hopes will satisfy the public demands for a safer flying environment.
Scoot: Asia's Newest Low-Cost Airline
Following in the footsteps of flailing Air Asia X, the newest air carrier about to emerge is Scoot, a low-cost carrier flying under parent company Singapore Airlines.
Boeing 747-8 Profile
Boeing has done it again. Rolling off the production line at the end of 2011, the first Boeing 747-8 aircraft is sure to impress. But does the longest airplane in the world have good enough customer appeal to compete with its rival, the Airbus A380?
7 NextGen Programs to Watch For
How much do you really know about the NextGen programs? If you haven't studied up on it yet, now is the time. NextGen, the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System, is being implemented whether you're ready or not. Here are seven programs NextGen Transformational Programs you need to know:
Hawker 400XP Production Suspended
Hawker Beechcraft has suspended production of the Hawker 400XP light jet. The troubled manufactured is struggling to cope with declining demand for its aircraft.
Southwest to Acquire AirTran for $1.4b
Southwest says it will acquire AirTran in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.
NBAA 2010: Signs of Recovery
NBAA 2010, the NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting and Convention just conluded in Atlanta with some signs of recovery for the industry beginning to show. New aircraft, new orders and a focus on the benefits of business aviation were all on display.
Airline Passenger Complaints Skyrocket
Despite service improvements and stronger customer protection rules, passenger complaints against scheduled airlines skyrocketed in August. What can we do to improve relations with our customers? And do most carriers care enough to do something about it?
Boeing Denies Dreamliner Delay Story
Boeing denied reports this weekend that there are further delays to 787 Dreamliner deliveries. The story first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.
Kelly to Command Final Space Shuttle
Astronaut Mark Kelly says he will command the final Space Shuttle Mission. This despite the injuries suffered by his wife, Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a January assassination attempt.