Many people suffer from a fear of flying. Dramatic T.V. shows and movies will lead you to believe that extreme turbulence and plane crashes are not only common, but nearly impossible to survive. In truth,
(CNN) — It's the middle of the night in the sleepy French town of Lévignac, in the countryside just outside of Toulouse. There are people lined up along the town's main road, waiting for a parade to begin.
Ever look out the window of a plane or watch as it pulls up to the gate? Have you ever wondered why some planes have pointy bits at the ends of the wings? What you see are "winglets," and they have essentially
The wide-bodied Boeing 747 was once known as the queen of the skies, an instantly recognizable behemoth revered for its luxury and spaciousness. As time passed, however, the original jumbo jet was outstripped
(Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) is considering doing away with one of the hallmarks of its A380 superjumbo, a “grand staircase” echoing the era of cruise ships, as it looks to revive sales of the world’s airliner,