The World’s Coolest Airports

A long layover in an airport is every traveler’s worst nightmare, but not if you happen to be in one of the world’s coolest airports. Terminals around the world have been upgraded to offer other experiences and a variety of lifestyle. Some pulled out stops and became destinations of their own right. The airport’s lounges,…

Virgin Australia issues profit warning

Virgin Australia’s new Chief Executive Paul Scurrah, has revealed that the company expects full year underlying earnings to be $A100 million ($US68.72 million, £53.99 million, €61.56 million) less than last year. That would result in a minimum loss of $A35.6 million ($US24.6 million, £19.22 million, €21.91 million). Revenue, however, is expected to grow 6% for…

Four people have been killed after a calibration plane crashed near Dubai International Airport

Three Britons and a South African were aboard the UK-registered DA42 plane, UAE authorities said. The four-seat plane flies around the world to inspect and calibrate navigation aids – which include radars and landing systems for airports and airfields. The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says an investigation is under way. According to local media…

ALERT Boeing says the update of the 737MAX software is complete and will work with the FAA to schedule the certification test flight

Boeing has completed development of the updated software for the 737 MAX, along with associated simulator testing and the company’s engineering test flight. To date, Boeing has flown the 737 MAX with updated MCAS software for more than 360 hours on 207 flights. Boeing is now providing additional information to address Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)…

ILS is insecure and can be hacked

These instrument landing systems (ILS) are considered precision approach systems, because unlike GPS and other navigation systems, they provide crucial real-time guidance about both the plane’s horizontal alignment with a runway and its vertical angle of descent. In many settings—particularly during foggy or rainy night-time landings—this radio-based navigation is the primary means for ensuring planes…