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NEWS Jun 13, 2024 The Future of Aviation Regulation: Keeping Pace With Innovation Regulations are an incredibly complex and nuanced topic within aviation. They can prevent the use of new innovations and severely inhibit progress. But by including regulatory officials into the developmental process, regulations can adapt to the new and changing aviation. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 31, 2024 LEVO: Revolutionizing Private Charter Travel with Joe Moeggenberg A new startup is making a big splash in the private jet charter industry. LEVO intends to make chartering private jets easier, but how? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL May 10, 2024 Pilot Fatigue: Are We Putting Safety At Risk for Efficiency? In the cockpit of an airliner, certain situations force pilots to make split-second decisions that often-times mean the difference between a safe flight and disaster. The ever increasing pressure to push for more flights and higher efficiency in the commercial aviation industry promote pilot fatigue and threaten aviation safety. How can these issues be improved upon so that the skies are safer for all of us? Read More →
NEWS Apr 05, 2024 Earthquake in New York and New Jersey: How Airports Operate During Major Seismic Events What happens to airports when an earthquake occurs? How do airlines respond? This article covers all that, plus what happened after a small earthquake struck the New York metro area on April 5. Read More →
NEWS Mar 04, 2024 $1 Billion Lawsuit Filed: Passengers Claim Alaska Airlines and Boeing Put Lives at Risk Three passengers on Alaska Airlines Flight 1812, which had an incident involving a door plug blowing off mid-flight in January, are suing the airline and Boeing for $1 billion. The case includes negligence for allegedly ignoring the signs of an impending incident. Read More →
NEWS Mar 02, 2024 As Pressure Mounts, Boeing May be Forced to Purchase its Fuselage Supplier Spirit AeroSystems In the spotlight to improve its safety, Boeing is in discussions to acquire Spirit AeroSystems Inc., to reclaim control of its challenged former aerostructures unit and the main supplier that makes the bodies of the troubled 737 MAX planes. Read More →
NEWS Feb 28, 2024 Boeing Faces 90-Day Deadline for Action Plan Addressing Quality Control Issues The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has assigned Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to fix quality problems and meet safety standards for the production of new planes, less than two months after a door plug blew out of a 737 MAX, nine minutes into an Alaska Airlines flight. Read More →
NEWS Feb 27, 2024 FAA Report Slams Boeing's Safety Culture as 'Inadequate and Confusing' On February 26, U.S. regulators released an assessment of Boeing's safety measurements and company culture. The report pressured the company since it had already dealt with the aftermath of the Alaska Airlines incident in January and the two fatal crashes in 2018 and 2019 involving the 737 MAX 8 jet. The expert panel stated, "A lack of awareness of safety-related metrics at all levels of the organization." Read More →
NEWS Feb 21, 2024 Bomb Threat Forces United Airlines Flight to Divert to Chicago On February 21, United Airlines flight UA 1533 from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) experienced a severe mid-air incident when a bomb threat forced the plane to divert to Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD). Read More →
NEWS Feb 14, 2024 FAA Investigating Incident Involving Two Men Fighting on Southwest Airlines Flight to Hawaii The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is investigating a fight that broke out on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight to Hawaii on February 12. Two passengers onboard Southwest Airlines Flight 1288 (WN 1288) from Oakland (OAK) to Lihue (LIH) when two men started arguing and throwing punches at each other. This disturbance prompted the cabin crew and passengers surrounding the two unruly passengers to step in and break up the fight before it escalated further. Read More →