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TECH 01 Feb 2016 | 12:30 AM

Swiss Airlines to introduce WiFi and trial inflight phone calls on new aircraft

Swiss Airlines has announced a one-year trial of roaming mobile phone access on some of its services. The airline will also be bringing WiFi to all cabin classes of its new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

TECH 06 Jun 2016 | 11:30 PM

Airbus presents 3D-printed mini aircraft

Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was nonetheless an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show this week – the small Airbus marvel is the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft.

TECH 25 Jun 2019 | 6:40 AM

Iran drone downing highlights limitations of US unmanned aircraft

US drones have been a key tool in conflicts against insurgent organisations but Iran's downing of one of the aircraft highlights their limitations against more sophisticated adversaries.

TECH 11 Apr 2014 | 11:54 AM

Aircraft suppliers woo with new tech in a tablet-toting world

Ever fancied seeing your name in lights as you boarded a plane? A hologram to take you through your in-flight entertainment options? Or how about something simpler, like an easy place to rest your tablet?

TECH 19 Feb 2016 | 7:30 AM

Afghan army to fly first unmanned aircraft in March

The Afghan military is expected to field its first specialised surveillance drones as soon as March, a US commander in Kabul said, as the Asian nation slowly expands its own air force.

TECH 28 Jun 2018 | 2:30 AM

Facebook is no longer building an Internet-beaming aircraft

Facebook Inc’s days of dabbling in aerospace engineering are over.

TECH 01 Mar 2016 | 3:30 AM

Air New Zealand to use 3D printing to create aircraft cocktail trays

Air New Zealand said it has created cocktail trays for its business class section using 3D printers and is looking at employing the technology further as it seeks to better control replacement stock and cut manufacturing costs.

TECH 20 Mar 2014 | 4:32 PM

Air Asia aircraft to sport Ninetology livery

Next time you take a flight on Air Asia, you just might see Ninetology's branding on its aircraft.

TECH 29 Apr 2015 | 8:00 AM

Airbus marks 10-year anniversary of A380, world's largest civil aircraft

When the world’s largest passenger airliner took to the skies 10 years ago on April 27, the double-decker jet was hailed as the next generation in air travel.