News from the aviation industry.

A Method to the Madness: Airplane Boarding Procedures

Waiting to board your plane can be frustrating, especially when airlines use different boarding processes that may take longer than others. Passengers are usually seated by zone, from the back to the front of the plane, or by first-come, first-served. When you’ve already been waiting at the gate for over an hour, the last thing [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on A Method to the Madness: Airplane Boarding Procedures

Boeing to Test Turbulence-Detecting Lasers on Commercial Flights

Boeing equipped its long-range 777 with a laser to discover turbulence before coming in contact with it. If the laser proves efficient, the plane, crew, and any passengers on board will be saved from a rough ride. Troublesome Turbulence Photo Credit: CBC News | Technology and Science, Ted S. Warren In-flight turbulence is [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Aviation News, Technology|Comments Off on Boeing to Test Turbulence-Detecting Lasers on Commercial Flights

How to Get Ready to Put Your Pet on an Airplane

Sometimes, it’s unavoidable to avoid bringing your pet along for your travels. Maybe you’re moving across the country? Or, maybe you can’t find a dog sitter during a peak-vacation time and you’ve already booked a pet-friendly hotel, so why not? While the decision to bring along your furry friend might be stressful in a number [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on How to Get Ready to Put Your Pet on an Airplane

NASA’s Quest to Cut Down on Flight Time

Traveling by air does wonders. It transforms long, grueling drives into manageable flights and allows people to go places impossible to reach by car. The convenience is unparalleled. However, like anything, flying does not come without frustrating features for both passengers and those on the ground. Passengers sometimes undergo lengthy commercial flights (in addition to [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation, Technology|Comments Off on NASA’s Quest to Cut Down on Flight Time

The Air Show Finally Returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania

After nearly two decades, acrobatic performances once again graced the skies of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Avoca, Pennsylvania hadn’t seen an air show in 17 years. But that all—thankfully—changed on August 12. Like an Old Friend Returning The airport first officially announced the airshow back in March after speculation and unconfirmed [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on The Air Show Finally Returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania

Here’s What You Need to Know About Project: Time Off

Jumping on a plane to use up some of those vacation days is, in my opinion, always a good idea. However, many people are thinking twice before taking their rightfully earned paid time off. Have you ever gotten weird vibes from a coworker over taking vacation—for using the days you’ve earned? Whether it be weird [...]

By |July 12th, 2017|Aviation News|Comments Off on Here’s What You Need to Know About Project: Time Off

How Satellites Make for Safer Flights

In between Iceland, Scotland, and Norway lies the Faroe Islands’ Vágar Airport—an airport completely reliant on a satellite-based navigation system. The airport has one runway and grass-covered hills surrounded by steep, rocky cliffs. Clouds above the water make landing on the remote island difficult to maneuver at times. Satellite-based landing increases flight safety. Europe's regional satellite-based augmentation [...]

By |July 5th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on How Satellites Make for Safer Flights

International Paris Air Show

The International Paris Air Show began on June 19 and will continue until June 26. The International Exhibition of Aeronautics and Space (SIAE) host the event, and it is the 52nd edition of the largest and longest-running aerospace trade show in the world. The show is held every odd year and welcomes the latest in [...]

By |June 21st, 2017|Aviation History, Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on International Paris Air Show

Are Pilotless Planes in Our Future?

Utopia: a place of ideal perfection. Tall, bright buildings between smooth highways surrounded by green grass. Driverless cars making seamless lane changes. Computers performing jobs better than humans ever could. Appealing as this may sound, real life is a bit more… messy. Pilotless planes seem like something taken out of a Utopian society that will [...]

By |June 12th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation, Technology|Comments Off on Are Pilotless Planes in Our Future?

This Airport Terminal is Going to the Dogs

…and the horses and the cats. Traveling with pets can be ruff. And incredibly stressful (to both those on two legs and four). Every so often we hear the occasional high-profile horror stories about dogs who died after being on flights. And regardless of whether the airline is at fault or it was simply the [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Aviation News, General Aviation|Comments Off on This Airport Terminal is Going to the Dogs