Airplane articles

FAA shoots down hijacking demonstration via Android app

Those preparing to fly the friendly skies can breathe a sigh of relief today as the Federal Aviation Administration has shot down widely-reported claims that a security researcher could theoretically hack into an airplane’s computer system and effectively hijack it…

American Airlines to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab to premium customers

Samsung Mobile has announced that American Airlines will offer the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for premium class in-flight entertainment. American Airlines plans to deploy 6,000 of the new devices onboard select flights beginning later this year. Samsung plans to customize the…

Could your mobile device really bring down the plane?

Most airline passengers have doubts that their electronic device(s) can impact the functioning of the plane they are on. Many frequent fliers simply ignore the warnings, but the majority adheres to them, just in case. Is there any validity to…