A weakness in the protocol used to deliver aircraft flight plans may be behind recent security incidents at United Airlines and Polish state airlines LOT in which bogus flight plans were delivered to pilots, reported Wired magazine.
The top news stories for May 18, 2015.
Joining a growing trend among airlines to go mobile, United Airlines will give its more than 23,000 flight attendants iPhone 6 Plus smartphones next spring.
Low-cost Irish airline Ryanair has joined the ranks of airlines offering mobile boarding passes. On Monday, it launched a mobile app for Android phones and iPhones that enables passengers to use their smartphones as boarding passes.
American Airlines will update its digital ticketing system to support Apple's new Passbook application, enabling travelers to check in to flights using their iOS device.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. announced that it is converting to paperless flight decks by deploying 11,000 iPads to all United and Continental pilots. The electronic flight bags replace paper