Potatoes help Boeing improve Wifi connectivity

Boeing has been flying 20,000 pounds of potatoes around US air space in a bid to improve in-flight Wifi.

FAA urged to allow portable devices during takeoff

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski is urging the aviation industry to get a move on and start allowing mobile devices to be used during takeoff and landing.

FAA reviewing device use on planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is re-examining its rules on using electronic devices in the air - but don't expect to be making voice calls mid-air any time soon.

This runway in the sky lands planes downtown

For those of us who hate heights and fear flying, the GreenGru Airportscraper concept is the sort of white-knuckle nightmare that takes 10 years off a lifespan.

D23 - Pixar’s plans revealed

Pixar has made some of the greatest animated genre films ever, and this weekend the famous studio offered a glimpse into the future at D23. 

Why does it rain more near airports?

Areas around airports experience more rain and snow, say researchers, as planes trigger precipitation by flying through clouds.

KLM fuels planes with old cooking oil

Next time you enjoy a plate of pommes frites, you can feel smug that you're doing your bit for the environment. Dutch airline KLM has announced plans to use recycled cooking oil to fuel planes on its Paris to Amsterdam route.

Was the Roswell "UFO" really a Nazi-inspired Soviet aircraft?

Area 51 has long been a mecca for alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists interested in uncovering its deep, dark secrets.

Planes should look more like birds, says team

Planes designed to look like birds would be more aerodynamic than traditional shapes, say a pair of engineers in California and South Africa.

Cars worse than planes for global temperatures

Driving a car helps hike global temperatures in the long run more than making the same long-distance journey by air, the American Chemical Society says.

JetBlue brings Wifi to its full fleet

JetBlue Airways has become the latest airline to introduce Wifi on all its planes, meaning there's one less place for us all to hide from work.