World's Biggest Planes Are Endangered As Orders Dry Up

This week, the world's largest passenger jets, the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 each made the kind of news that manufacturers don't like to make. Both Airbus and Boeing signaled their biggest jets might be nearing the end of their production lives, as orders for their large twin-engined planes cannibalize orders for the… » 12/12/14 12:13pm 12/12/14 12:13pm

Deployable Recorders Can Help Locate Crashed Aircraft

After the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 this March, the biggest hinderance to the investigation has been the lack of data from the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, presumedly submerged with the rest of the wreckage. But now Airbus will implement a solution for future… » 10/08/14 4:45pm 10/08/14 4:45pm

World’s largest airliner overflies world’s tallest bridge

This is one of those French things. The airliner is the Airbus A380 and the bridge is the 1,125-ft tall Millau Viaduct in France, which you have probably seen on Top Gear. All that’s missing is the world’s longest Citroën SM, a splendid omelette, and maybe that museum relic of Mach 2: the Concorde. Happy Bastille Day! » 7/14/11 9:30am 7/14/11 9:30am