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TECH 26 May 2015 | 12:20 PM

Plane safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was hauled off a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.

TECH 05 Aug 2015 | 11:29 AM

Paris-Tokyo in three hours: Airbus wins patent for hypersonic plane

Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic plane, but Concorde's hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon.

TECH 04 Oct 2018 | 12:00 AM

World's first hydrogen-electric passenger plane to take off in 2025

The world's first regional passenger plane powered by hydrogen-electric power is set to take to the skies as early as 2025, paving the way for a new generation of zero-emissions air travel.

TECH 20 Jun 2016 | 8:23 AM

Paul Allen's space company nears debut of world's biggest plane

A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching satellites into orbit from the world’s biggest airplane.

TECH 06 Oct 2017 | 4:00 AM

Boeing-backed, hybrid-electric commuter plane to hit market in 2022

A Seattle-area startup, backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp announced plans on Thursday to bring a small hybrid-electric commuter aircraft to market by 2022.

TECH 14 Jul 2016 | 4:08 AM

Solar plane lands in Egypt on penultimate leg of world tour

An airplane powered by energy from the sun arrived on Wednesday in Egypt, the penultimate stop on the first fuel-free flight around the globe.

TECH 17 Jul 2014 | 12:19 PM

Plane's near-miss in Alaska becomes a whale of a tale online

A dramatic video of a sea plane just missing a surfacing humpback whale as it came in to land in Alaska has become a hit online, and the man who shot it says it was blind luck.

TECH 22 Nov 2017 | 4:37 AM

Airbus exploring single-pilot, autonomous plane in tech race

Airbus SE is looking to develop autonomous aircraft and technologies that will allow a single pilot to operate commercial jetliners, helping cut costs for carriers, chief technology officer Paul Eremenko said.

TECH 09 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Bear Grylls jump out of a plane to test a Land Rover app

Renowned adventurer and huge Land Rover fan Bear Grylls has decided to prove that the smartphone app that controls the new Land Rover Discovery really does work anywhere.

TECH 21 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

What makes it possible to get Internet on a plane?

More and more airlines are offering Internet to passengers in the air. How is that even possible?