Research Supports In-Flight Phone Ban
May 5, 2003, 10:02 AM by (staff)
Continuing research by the UK's aviation regulator, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), has proven that mobile telephone transmissions made by airline passengers can interfere with aircraft equipment. The tests support the existing CAA ban on the use of mobile telephones on board aircraft when the engines have started. The latest study found that the use of mobile telephones can adversely affect navigation and communication functions, producing significant errors on instrument displays and background noise on audio outputs.
Google Flights to Predict Delays
Jan 31, 2018
Google today improved its Google Flights tool by adding the ability to predict flight delays. The company is pairing historical flight data with machine learning algorithms to determine delays before the airline itself can.
Gov't Revives Possibility of Voice Calls On Planes
Dec 9, 2016
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday proposed rules that could eventually pave the way for making voice calls on airplanes.
Sprint, Delta, Others Aim to Bring Broadband to the Big Blue Sky
Feb 26, 2018
A handful of companies have banded together with the goal of bringing real broadband to airplane passengers. The founding members of the Seamless Air Alliance include Sprint, Delta, Airbus, OneWeb, and Airtel.
ACLU Sues TSA Over Domestic Electronics Searches
Mar 13, 2018
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to know more about the Transportation Security Administration's policies concerning searches of electronic devices on domestic flights. As such, the ACLU has file a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the TSA seeking the agency's records.