For safety reasons, commercial aircrew must be able to unlock the toilets of an aircraft from the outside. To do so, there’s a special trick. We reveal the secret in this short video with no comment. Read the article.
SpaceX launched ten satellites into low orbit on 14th January in the first phase of a constellation network of 81 satellites. By early 2018, these Iridium NEXT satellites could transform air traffic control, making it possible to know the exact flight position in real-time of all aircraft equipped with the GlobalBeacon system. Watch the launch video without comment. Read the article.
Nearly 11,000 cases of bad behaviour aboard planes were registered in 2015 by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Over ten per cent of cases involved physical aggression towards cabin crew or fellow passengers.
The Russian military arms maker Kalashnikov has just opened a souvenir shop at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow. Guns and assault weapons are on sale but these are, of course, replicas, however disturbingly realistic. This is an astounding decision. See the video (no commentary). Read the article.