Feature Stories

India's Ghost Airports Highlight Investment Risks

August 18, 2015

India's Ghost Airports Highlight Investment Risks

Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new USD$17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty.


Boeing Looking At Cost Of 787 Titanium Use

July 24, 2015

Boeing Looking At Cost Of 787 Titanium Use

Boeing, which loses about USD$23 million on every 787 Dreamliner that leaves the factory, is trying to stem the losses by cutting the use of one of its signature ingredients - titanium.


Airlines Face Disruptions From Computer Problems

July 10, 2015

Airlines Face Disruptions From Computer Problems

A computer router error that grounded hundreds of United Airlines flights on Wednesday is just a preview of what can go wrong for carriers with increasingly automated operations, experts say.


China's Aviation Boom Spurs Airport Building

June 26, 2015

China's Aviation Boom Spurs Airport Building

When Mangshi opened its airport two decades ago, the small tropical city on China's border with Myanmar was served by few airlines. China's recent travel boom has changed that - seven carriers brought in more than 1 million visitors last year.


Hacker Case Points To Deeper Security Issues

May 25, 2015

Hacker Case Points To Deeper Security Issues

Security researcher Chris Roberts made headlines last month when he was removed from a plane in New York by the FBI and accused of hacking into flight controls via his underseat entertainment unit.