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Air travel in 2050: Autonomous planes flying in geese-like formations

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One day in the not-so-distant future, semi-autonomous airplanes will fly through the skies like flocks of geese, reducing drag and saving fuel. This concept is part of a broader plan by airplane maker Airbus to modernize the industry over the next three decades.“Our engineers are continuously encouraged to think widely...
Air travel in 2050: Autonomous planes flying in geese-like formations

Ericsson Will Take A $1.2B Hit On Decline Of ST-Ericsson Chip JV; Confirms It Won't Buy STMicro's Stake

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Earlier this week European Commissioner Neelie Kroes spoke in platitudes about how the EU would be putting more effort into kick-starting the region’s hardware industry — to create the ‘Airbus of chips.’ Her words seem particularly ironic (and possibly more empty) today, as the world’s largest telecoms company, Ericsson, admitted...
Ericsson Will Take A $1.2B Hit On Decline Of ST-Ericsson Chip JV; Confirms It Won't Buy STMicro's Stake

For Better or Worse, Emirates Passengers Can Now Yammer on Their Cell Phones in Flight

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Dubai-based Emirates said Monday that it will start letting passengers on its A380 aircraft talk on flights using their cell phones. The services works with standard phones in conjunction with OnAir, the company that provides Wi-Fi service for Emirates’ aircraft. The only major limitation is that, per Federal Aviation Administration...
For Better or Worse, Emirates Passengers Can Now Yammer on Their Cell Phones in Flight

European Commission wants to create an 'Airbus for chips'

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Europe's top digital commissioner has called for an "Airbus for Chips" to boost the bloc's microelectronics sector....
European Commission wants to create an 'Airbus for chips'

Steep take-offs may cut fuel use

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Airbus suggests steeper take-offs and landings will make planes more fuel efficient, less noisy and make shorter runways possible....
Steep take-offs may cut fuel use

iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On

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AllThingsD briefly reports that Sony Music has agreed to a deal to bring its content to Apple's rumored streaming radio service, informally dubbed "iRadio". The development comes following word that Apple was pushing hard to complete deals in time for an announcement at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote next...
iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On
Wave-Themed OS X Banner Goes up at Moscone West for WWDC 2013

Cool Airbus App Promises To Keep You From Losing Your Luggage

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Airbus thinks it has a solution to stressful baggage terminals in the form of its new "smart luggage" prototype and accompanying iPhone app. The luggage, as The Verge reports, features an integrated GPS for location tracking, RFID chip for airports to chart the bag's journey, and a 2G mobile connection....
Cool Airbus App Promises To Keep You From Losing Your Luggage

Airbus Electronic Flight Bag apps save iPad savvy pilots time and paper

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For a while now, iPads have been used to replace paper in a pilot's daily duties. Airbus is also looking to further the cause with its Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) applications for the Apple slate. Pretty soon, airlines will have an alternative to existing EFB tech that runs PC...
Airbus Electronic Flight Bag apps save iPad savvy pilots time and paper

JetBlue begins Fly-Fi flight testing, on track for Q3 launch

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Adding satellite WiFi to an airplane isn't as simple as mounting an antenna up top and flipping the switch on a router -- even installing a cockpit printer requires FAA approval, so as you can expect, the Federal Aviation Administration won't check off on major modifications without some thorough...
JetBlue begins Fly-Fi flight testing, on track for Q3 launch
Virgin America CEO navigates turbulent skies

Why IBM is adding Vivisimo to its analytics roster

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There may be no free-standing analytics companies left soon if IBM has its way.  On Wednesday, IBM said it is buying Vivisimo for the “discovery and navigation” expertise that companies use to access and analyze (what else?) big data. Why Vivisimo? Its technology will help IBM attack a key customer need:...
Why IBM is adding Vivisimo to its analytics roster
Airbus smart luggage prototype offers iPhone tracking, faster check-in
Airbus develops electronic flight bag apps for iPad-wielding pilots

VIDEO: A380 wing crack checks to be extended

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Aircraft maker Airbus has been ordered to check all A380 superjumbo planes currently in service after cracks were found in wing components....
VIDEO: A380 wing crack checks to be extended

Airbus smart baggage tracks itself on plane trips

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Airbus has developed a smart bag and accompanying iPhone app to reduce luggage stress while travelling. The system, which Airbus is modestly referring to as "The reinvention of baggage", contains sensors and an RFID chip which allow it to take care of tasks like weighing the contents of the...
Airbus smart baggage tracks itself on plane trips

WSJ: Airbus to drop lithium-ion batteries from A350 to meet delivery schedule

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Amidst the ongoing brouhaha over rival Boeing's Dreamliner-grounding battery troubles, Airbus has decided not to use lithium-ion batteries in its newest aircraft, the A350, according to industry officials cited by the Wall Street Journal. The European plane maker is said to be making the change in an effort to...
WSJ: Airbus to drop lithium-ion batteries from A350 to meet delivery schedule

Airbus To Ditch The Lithium Battery Tech That Grounded Boeing's Dreamliner

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Airbus hopes its A350 can fly free of the battery issues troubling a competitor. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is going to change its plans and not use lithium battery tech in its upcoming super-efficient A350 jet--its answer to the Boeing...
Airbus To Ditch The Lithium Battery Tech That Grounded Boeing's Dreamliner

The Plane of The Future Will Be Transparent and Bird-Like

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Airbus looked ahead forty years and designed the perfect plane for its future customers. More »...
The Plane of The Future Will Be Transparent and Bird-Like

Airbus imagines 'smarter skies' by 2050: reduced emissions and shorter flight times

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Airbus has been crafting its plane of the future for some time now, and while earlier visualizations focus on see-through aircraft with shapeshifting seats, the aviation company's latest ideas have the environment -- and passengers' precious time -- in mind. Airbus just unveiled its "Smarter Skies" conceptualization of what...
Airbus imagines 'smarter skies' by 2050: reduced emissions and shorter flight times
EasyJet will recreate Iceland volcanic eruption to test ash warning system

VIDEO: Inside an aircraft 'Lightning Lab'

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BBC Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott visits the Airbus "Lightning Lab" in Cardiff to see how designers are trying to make aeroplanes safer....
VIDEO: Inside an aircraft 'Lightning Lab'

On the road: Hyundai Veloster Turbo

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It's missing a door and a syllable - but how does it drive?I'm not sure about matt black or grey paint jobs for cars. You see them a bit on Range Rovers, Porsches, the odd Ferrari or Maserati - macho cars. The matt finish adds attitude, gives them an urban,...
On the road: Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Airbus will drop lithium-ion batteries from A350 after Dreamliner grounding, says WSJ

LTE could make in-flight data access cheaper, vendors say

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Deutsche Telekom, Alcatel-Lucent and Airbus have tested data communication between an aircraft and the ground, using LTE, which helps make in-flight data access cheaper, the three companies said on Thursday....
LTE could make in-flight data access cheaper, vendors say

Electric plane motors could save fuel and reduce delays

www.theverge.com
Drones weren't the only things on display at the Paris Air Show this week. As Wired reports, experimental electric motors were being demonstrated that would allow planes to taxi to and from the runway without needing to power up their regular engines. The Electric Green Taxiing System (EGTS) consists...
Electric plane motors could save fuel and reduce delays

Boeing’s first iPad app is a digital coffee-table book

www.geekwire.com
Boeing today released its first app for the iPad, but anyone hoping for something innovative to use in seat 37D will be disappointed. It’s geared for aviation fans, not travelers, and it looks back more than it does ahead. That said, it’s a very nice-looking app, and it’s free. The...
Boeing’s first iPad app is a digital coffee-table book
As human embrace software, it's time for data centers to catch up

Dell teams with Airbus to help pilots take flight data digital

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Airbus has partnered with Dell to provide electronic flight bag (EFB) systems for A320 airliner operators worldwide. An EFB is an electronic system for viewing and interacting with flight crew functions and replaces paper operating manuals, performance calculations, airport charts, and navigation charts. Dell Latitude e5430 Dell Latitude laptops,...
Dell teams with Airbus to help pilots take flight data digital

FINALLY: New Details Explain Why Air France Jet Plunged Into The Atlantic

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The disappearance of Air France flight 447 over the Atlantic three years ago was as mysterious as it was terrifying. With no wreckage or black boxes to examine, investigators were forced to guess what had happened, and the guesses didn't make much sense. Then, two years later, when the wreckage...
FINALLY: New Details Explain Why Air France Jet Plunged Into The Atlantic
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