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  • Hi-tech planes used to combat unlawful whaling

    [photopress:whalingrobot.jpg,full,center] What is it with Japan and whaling? There’s been plenty of international consternation over the country’s continued whaling policies but Japan, from what I’ve read, hasn’t been particularly cooperative. That’s where the tech comes in. Australia has deployed an AirBus A319 that’s loaded with specialized imaging and… Read More

  • Compare it to your house: Crazy rich prince buys crazy big airplane

    You know, for all the cool gadgets and accouterments your place has, I sincerely doubt it’s anything compared to this Saudi Prince’s. Airbus said yesterday that it will outfit one of its A380 jets for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The “flying mansion,” as it’s known, costs some $300 million and comes with a free coffee maker. (Those princes love their joe!) The plane… Read More

  • EASA Approves Airbus In-flight Phone System


    Live in Europe? Like a quiet flight? Beware; the European Aircraft Safety Agency (EASA) recently approved a trial roll-out of AirBus’s on-board mobile phone systems. Luckily, the system can be set to a “quiet mode” of sorts, where only data transmissions could be sent and received. Still, the potential for a chatter-filled trip is there. And all you wanted was a nap. … Read More