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TECH 14 May 2014 | 6:41 PM

Air traffic system failure caused by computer memory shortage

A common design problem in the US air traffic control system made it possible for a U-2 spy plane to spark a computer glitch that recently grounded or delayed hundreds of Los Angeles area flights, according to an inside account and security experts.

TECH 14 May 2014 | 7:20 PM

Inmarsat to provide free tracking service after missing MH370

Inmarsat, the firm whose satellites helped track the final route of missing Malaysian Airlines airliner MH370, confirmed that it would offer a free, basic tracking service to passenger airlines globally.

TECH 15 May 2014 | 1:28 PM

Missing Malaysian jet spurs interest in tracking services

In the aftermath of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, companies that provide satellite connections and WiFi service to airplanes are battling for a lucrative new market: selling plane-tracking services.

TECH 28 May 2014 | 10:00 AM

No longer just for celebs: hop on a private jet for €550

Once the preserve of the ultra-rich and celebrities, a flight on a private jet is now available for as little as €550 (RM2,413.88) an hour, with technology and competition helping to bring down sky-high prices.

TECH 30 May 2014 | 8:30 AM

A flight of imagination: Researchers test mind-controlled flight

Never mind autonomous cars. German scientists are well on the way to developing a mind-controlled plane.

TECH 04 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM

Solar aircraft makes successful debut

A sun-powered plane made a successful test flight in Switzerland on Monday, clearing a vital hurdle towards its goal of a round-the-world trip next year, its pilot said.

TECH 26 Jun 2014 | 4:38 PM

Pie in the sky: Russian chain delivers pizza by drone

A Russian fast food chain claims to have taken a slice out of the competition by becoming the first to offer pizza delivery by drone.

TECH 07 Jul 2014 | 1:06 PM

US airport checks focus on electronic devices

Air travellers with smartphones or other electronic devices must be able to turn them on to take them aboard under new security measures, US authorities said Sunday.

TECH 07 Jul 2014 | 5:37 PM

Merkel says US spying allegations are serious

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about.

TECH 11 Jul 2014 | 7:51 PM

Amazon seeks FAA permission to test drones outdoors near Seattle Inc is seeking permission from US regulators to test its delivery drones near Seattle, as part of a rapid expansion of a programme that has sparked widespread debate over the safety and privacy implications of drone technology.