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Just because an airport looks impressive doesn’t mean it functions well. AP Photo/Emrah Gurel

In ‘airports of the future,’ everything new is old again

Big lines and long distances to walk have plagued airports since the dawn of the jet age. New designs and technologies haven't helped much, even if they're visually impressive.
Would you be – or feel – safer if one of these people were a robot? Skycolors/Shutterstock.com

Your next pilot could be drone software

Airplanes could be safer with technology at the helm. A key sticking point is human opinion.
An EgyptAir plane disappeared from radar en route to Egypt from Paris. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Is commercial aviation as safe and secure as we’re told?

Only six percent of airline accidents in 2015 included fatalities. A security expert argues that a more accurate risk assessment of airline travel would take into account close calls.
Could climate change be making flying more unsafe? KamrenB Photography

Could climate change have played a role in the AirAsia crash?

On December 28, AirAsia flight QZ8501 crashed into the sea between Indonesia and Singapore. Shortly before the crash, the pilots requested an alteration to the flight route due to severe weather. While…

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