The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered checks for cracks in the wings of the Airbus A380, though it has stopped short of grounding the fleet. CNN examines some key questions about the aircraft and what it means for the passengers, the airlines and the manufacturers.
Some of the world's largest airlines are conducting safety checks after debris fell from the engine of a Qantas Airbus A380 as it flew over Indonesia. Australia's national airline has now grounded its Airbus A380 fleet indefinitely. How serious is the incident -- and what does it mean for the aviation industry?
After part of an engine fell off a Qantas plane in mid-flight Thursday, a passenger shooting a personal video recorded the pilot announcing, calmly, that the flight was experiencing a "technical issue."
High net-worth individuals will always find ways to enjoy, celebrate and flaunt their wealth -- the yacht at Monte Carlo, the chateau, the vineyard and the Rolls Royce Phantom. The very wealthy add to this their private jets -- Gulfstreams and Lears -- providing mobile bedrooms and boardrooms for upwards of four people.
Michael Symon, chef/owner of Cleveland's acclaimed Lola and Lolita restaurants, is currently competing with some of the country's finest grub slingers on the Food Network's The Next Iron Chef. The show pits professional chefs in a weekly cook-off based on a unique challenge announced at the beginning of each episode. The winner will join star chefs Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, and Cat Cora as a regular contestant on Iron Chef America, also on the Food Network, a subsidiary of EW Scripps Co. For the next few weeks (until he either wins the competition or gets eliminated) Chef Symon will report on his contest experiences for FSB.
An Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet, scraped the tip of a wing on a building at Bangkok's international airport Saturday as it was preparing for a demonstration flight, officials of the aircraft company and Thai Airways said.
United Parcel Service Inc., the last remaining customer for the Airbus A380 superjumbo freighter, said Friday it reached an agreement for Airbus to push back delivery dates of the planes and left open its option to cancel the order outright.
YOUR NEW ISSUE OF FORTUNE MAGAZINE: It rocks. It rolls. It thrills. It chills. People, this issue is all about private money (honey!) Private equity, hedge funds and the like. Check it out, it's the issue with Steve "The New King of Wall Street" Schwarzman on the cover! Inside is an amazing piece by "Big Swinging" Rik Kirkland on rise of private equity and where we go from here. We also rank the private equity players...and we have a way cool almanac of American wealth. Where the rich people at, kinda deal! And a very cool graphic (thanks Sarah) and story about the ill-fated Airbus A380, (anyone else working on that story?), as well as an exclusive exit-interview with NBC's Bob Wright by Tim 'you the man' Arango! Have fun with this issue, I know I will.
With so many modern wonders to choose from, it is hard to whittle the list down to a mere seven or eight. Here are a selection of other contemporary marvels that reflect the engineering, design and technical achievements of our times.