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Want to fly first class but can't afford it? BAE Systems' IntelliCabin offers economy similar comforts to upper

Want to fly first class but can't afford it? BAE Systems' IntelliCabin offers economy similar comforts to upper

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BAE Systems has revealed its IntelliCabin aircraft cabin system that will allow airlines to offer economy customers similar creature comforts to those in business, first or upper classes. And it could be implemented as soon as next year. The system provides... >>

MIT 3D prints super-strong yet light material that can support 160,000 times its weight

MIT 3D prints super-strong yet light material that can support 160,000 times its weight

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A new material has been created by researchers at MIT and Lawrence Livermore that is able to support 160,000 times its own weight. This means materials with the density of aerogel, or frozen smoke as it's also known, but 10,000 times stiffer. These kinds... >>

Think first class flying is fancy? Check out Etihad's A380 Residence suite, includes own butler

Think first class flying is fancy? Check out Etihad's A380 Residence suite, includes own butler

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Airlines are always attempting one-upmanship in an effort to attract high income travellers. Some of the business and first class services on new planes in the British Airways fleet are staggering. But even those are put to shame by Etihad's Airways'... >>

International flights could offer up to 100Mbps wireless broadband by 2015

International flights could offer up to 100Mbps wireless broadband by 2015

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Mobile broadband company for the aircraft industry, Gogo, will launch a wireless broadband service capable of speeds over 70Mbps with Japan Airlines next year, with eyes on expanding that to up to 100Mbps and across other airlines soon after. It is utilising... >>

Supersonic private jet to feature HD screen-walls instead of windows

Supersonic private jet to feature HD screen-walls instead of windows

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Spike Aerospace is creating a private jet that makes every seat both a window and isle placing thanks to an HD wall-screen that displays the outside. The supersonic jet, due in 2018, will use live-streaming screens to display what is going on outside... >>

Superfast satellite internet coming to UK trains, planes and boats

Superfast satellite internet coming to UK trains, planes and boats

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Ofcom has just announced that it's going to free up satellite bandwidth to allow superfast internet access on trains, boats and aircraft in the UK. The new broadband speeds should deliver 10 times faster connections than are currently available while... >>

Thomson Airways to name plane after member of public following Twitter campaign

Thomson Airways to name plane after member of public following Twitter campaign

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Keep your eyes peeled and your Twitter account open for a chance to have an aircraft named after you. Thomson Airways is running a viral social network campaign in a bid to find a name for its first 787 Dreamliner.  The public is being asked to keep... >>

Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine pictures

Lego Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine pictures

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This is an almost exact model of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine - the same engine that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The only difference is that this one is made entirely of Lego. On display at the Farnborough Airshow 2012, this working, spinning,... >>

ASTRAEA: Unmanned aircraft set to take to the skies

ASTRAEA: Unmanned aircraft set to take to the skies

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In 1896, the Locomotive Act was passed and stated that all road locomotives - cars to you and us - could travel at a maximum speed of only 4mph and had to be manned by a crew of three, one of whose job it was to walk 60 yards in front of the vehicle waving... >>

Virgin Atlantic launches virtual tour of its Upper Class suite with Planeview

Virgin Atlantic launches virtual tour of its Upper Class suite with Planeview

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Virgin Atlantic is offering a try before you buy approach to its Upper Class Cabin.  Planeview provides a virtual tour of its exclusive suite with a series of YouTube videos – there are 40 in total - giving you an insight into what you get for your... >>