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Pilotless Planes? Not So Fast.

Busting the Myth of the Plane That “Flies Itself,” an Op-Ed in the New York Times.

Plus, an Autopilot Demonstration.

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The Germanwings Disaster

UPDATE: the Conversation is Out of Control.

Plus, Air Safety in Context.

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A Ride on the 787

From Boston to Tokyo on the World’s Spiffiest Jetliner. If They Could Please Fix the Windows…

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What NOT to do in an Aircraft Evacuation

Ladies and Gentlemen, Leave Your Bags Behind!

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My Kingdom for a Cup Holder

Sometimes It’s the (Really) Small Things.

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Yak Hunting in Liberia

As any aerogeek will tell you, there’s something fascinating about old abandoned planes. This decomposing Russian jet is no exception.

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Q&A With the Pilot

Everything You Wanted to Know About Noisy Exit Hatches, Ryanair Pilots, Rates of Climb, Pilot Rest and More.

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Letter From JFK

Kennedy Airport’s landmark TWA terminal is about to become a boutique hotel.

Will the airport lose the last of its architectural uniqueness?

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Untold Story of the Concorde Disaster

A French court has absolved Continental Airlines for its role in the crash of an Air France Concorde twelve years ago. But what about the rest of the story?

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