airplane

NOT OUT OF THE BLUE

US Government Probes Airplane Vulnerabilities, Says Airline Hack Is ‘Only a Matter of Time’

According to DHS and other US government documents obtained by Motherboard, the DHS is continuing to investigate how insecure commercial aircraft are to cyber attacks, with one research lab saying hacking a plane may lead to a "catastrophic disaster."
Joseph Cox
6.6.18
Flights of Fancy

A Company That's Never Made a Plane Wants to Build the Air Force’s New Jets

The Minnesota-based Stavatti has shown off some impressively futuristic designs over the past decade. But so far it's been the aerial equivalent of vaporware—all hype.
David Axe
2.10.17
DRONES

Drone Almost Collides With Plane at Liverpool Airport

The pilot said it was "absolutely unacceptable and highly dangerous."
Madison Margolin
2.6.17
machines

A Passenger Jet in Mozambique Collided With a Drone

No one was harmed, but it again raises concerns about drones presenting a danger to passenger aircraft.
Grennan Milliken
1.7.17
wifi

Why Did I Have to Turn My Phone Off on an Airplane?

The very short story of a disgruntled passenger and her quest for knowledge.
Ankita Rao
10.26.16
amazon

Amazon Is Expanding Its Secretive Air Cargo Operation

The biggest question remaining is whether Amazon aims to compete head-on with UPS or simply supplement its existing partnerships during peak seasons.
Kari Paul
12.28.15
Motherboard Blog

Boeing's Secret to Better In-Flight Internet? The Humble Potato

Regular old spuds make for a great human replacement.
Amy Shira Teitel
12.24.12
Motherboard Blog

Flying An Airplane: Better Than Most Things

First: Instructor Dave. This guy is living the effing dream. In 2004, he was managing a “popular coffee shop” somewhere around Baltimore. He came across a budget book on flight instruction, got hooked, took out a (large) line of credit on his house...
Michael Byrne
3.10.12
Motherboard Blog

The Secret to Landing a Space Shuttle is a Stylish Executive Jet Plane

Next time you applaud your airline pilot for making a "perfect" landing, consider the Space Shuttle.
ALEX PASTERNACK
6.1.11