Jet engines are extraordinarily loud at roughly 140 decibels–and airports have struggled with mitigating their roar since the early days of commercial flight. An engineer at Boeing wants to make the cacophony more useful, if not silence it for good.
I love spending time at airports. There’s so much cool stuff to see! From the control towers to the hangars to the aircraft, the entire aviation universe is a tech lover’s dream. For the aircraft owner who just has to have the coolest stuff available, a remote control tug should be the next thing on their shopping…
Everyone loves to gripe about the exorbitant fees airlines charge for simple things like checking bags, but after watching this video chronicling the extraordinary journey of one suitcase you might be more understanding of where that money goes.
Air traffic control towers are one of the most visible aspects of an airport’s infrastructure, while serving an absolutely vital function in aviation. They are extremely unique looking structures, unlike practically anything else on the built landscape.
La Guardia Airport (LGA), one of three major aviation facilities serving New York City, is getting a much-needed overhaul. Governor Andrew Cuomo, alongside Vice President Joe Biden, announced today a massive plan to completely redesign the airport. For anyone who has suffered, I mean traveled through LaGuardia, this…
Actually, we screwed up, too. I hear Spain is nice and I’d have happily moved our entire operation to the Iberian Peninsula just to have our offices next to a giant runway we could screw around on. It worked for Top Gear, it could work for us.
Airports and cities don’t get along for a few specific reasons—namely, air pollution, noise pollution, and plain old risk. As such, some designers think that a future of increased urban density could be an opportunity to mix things up. This concept for a new airport in downtown Stockholm is simply mixed up.
Five airports with over 1.2 million arrivals and departures every year. Welcome to London, where planes fly in giant circles!
Saint Barthélemy Airport is widely known as being one of the most extreme airports with regular commercial service in the world. As such, it is an unlikely place to see WWII fighters tearing up the overhead pattern and doing high-speed, ultra low-level flybys, but the Texas Flying Legends did just that back in 2011.
Pyongyang, capital city of Best Korea, will soon be showing a fresh face to the world with a fancy new airport terminal. Set to open on July 1st, the new Terminal 2 is said to feature a new high speed rail link and motorway to central Pyongyang, as per the exacting specifications of Supreme Leader and famed …
Two years ago in the Netherlands, artist Paul de Kort designed an 81-acre park near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. His assignment? To use nothing but landscaping to dampen the noise of airplanes. Such a project had never been attempted—and a crucial element of the design was discovered almost by accident.
You see them everywhere: On highway signs, plane tickets, and even humblebraggy Twitter updates. Some are obvious and some make no sense. But what do these three-letter airport codes really mean?
There's nothing good about traversing the labyrinth known as the modern day international airport. Aside from incompetent airline personal and the debacle known as TSA, we are now subject to price gouging, according to a lawsuit claiming retailers are charging a whopping $5 for a bottle of water.
They get busy when it snows, and in February, it snows.
Helicopter rides are fun and fast; and ridesharing apps are booming. These are the core ideas behind Gotham Air, a helicopter rideshare service that promises to get you from helipad to airport in six minutes. Do you need it? Definitely not. Is it amazing? We tried it — and yes, it absolutely is.
You haven't really lived until you've landed at one of these airports.
This time of year, everyone comes out with a 'Best of the Year' list, for everything from movies to songs, cars, and even airlines. But it's also fun and important to evaluate the worst of things like airports, and two in the New York-area are among the most frustrating for travelers.
I've spent the last six months investigating the lives of America's airport workers: the wheelchair pushers, the cabin cleaners, the baggage handlers, the people who will—instead of heading back to their own family members—assist ours as we travel this week. If you ask airport workers what they're doing for the…
More than 46 million Americans will travel further than 50 miles for this week's turkey-based festivities, and many of us will do it via air. And while very few airports deal well with holidays swarms, some of them excel at misery.
If you've ever looked out the window at an airport, you've probably seen planes being pushed backward by vehicles called Pushback Tugs. Well there are regular Tugs, and there are SuperTugs — and the SuperTug looks like the unholy matrimony of a Hummer and a Batmobile, with an ant's strength/weight ratio.