Just a few hours after the owners of Sydney's main airport declined the federal government's offer to build a second airport at Badgery's Creek, the Turnbull government has stepped up to say that it will use taxpayer dollars to build the airport itself.
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Infrastructure Minister Paul Fletcher today signed the final piece of paperwork greenlighting work to begin on Badgery's Creek Airport, situated on Darug land 50km west of Sydney's CBD.
Set to open in the mid 2020's, and expecting at least ten million passengers a year, the airport has been a topic of debate since it was first proposed in 1946.
According to a new Bloomberg report, Apple is exiting the router business. Bloomberg report that, over the last year, Apple has started to shutter the division, which made the AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule products, instead opting to put engineers on other projects, including the Apple TV.
Within the last two years, routers have gone from ugly boxes tucked away in shame to well-designed products, complete with a variety of new technologies and user-friendly interfaces. Led by ambitious Kickstarter projects like Eero, Luma and Starry, routers are having a gadget moment — and that could finally help people realise how important the little box really is.
Here's some truly frightening footage of aeroplanes landing at Birmingham Airport in the UK. "Landing" actually might not be the best term for these though because the aeroplanes look more like they're spinning sideways and tilting out of control and praying that their wheels touch the ground instead of bouncing off like a basketball. These giant flying machines look more like toys than actual aeroplanes holding hundreds of people.
Video: Here's a timelapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It's a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of aeroplanes land and fly out of the runway. It's like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful.
Kim Jong-un showed off North Korea's modern international airport this week, which includes a rich cornucopia of duty-free goods, "espresso-based drinks" and other luxuries. But the story behind the airport's design is unmistakably tyrannical.
Check out Beijing's new airport terminal by Zaha Hadid: 700,000 square metres in total, with an 80,000 square metre ground transportation centre. It kind of looks like the mother of New Mexico's spaceport, from where Virgin Galactic operates.
Along with shoe X-rays and toiletries in ziploc bags, we can now welcome fever checks as the latest addition to airport security theatre. Today, US officials announced they will screen passengers coming to five major airports from the African countries hit worst by Ebola — despite no real evidence that it will make us safer.
Pittsburgh International Airport has seen better days. Saddled with debt from building now unused gates, the troubled airport is expanding into a completely different business: fracking. The airport will stay open as drillers tap the gas reserves underneath, thanks to a technique called horizontal drilling.
With the blazing speed of the internet mitigating our every expectation — especially wait times — it's no wonder we get impatient so easily. Delays at the airport are particularly maddening, because there never seem to be enough seats to accommodate the many fuming passengers who all need to get their destinations more urgently than you.
The default emotions in airports are pretty much all negative. You're either late, exhausted, frustrated, hungry, regretting Panda Express, remembering all the crucial things that were in the checked bag you'll never see again, or composing a complaint letter/Tweet in your head. But airports are also beautiful.
San Diego's airport has been too small for almost a hundred years — the city made its first plans for a replacement back in 1923. Now, after decades of failed expansion plans, private investors are slated to begin construction on their own solution: build a pedestrian bridge to the nearest airport... in Mexico. The market finds a way!