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INFORMATIONAL Jun 12, 2024 The Four Airlines Powering America’s Aviation Industry The United States is one of the largest aviation markets in the world. Therefore, it makes sense that the country is home to various airlines and has had a colorful airline history over the years. However, despite the U.S. having such a large domestic market, one may argue that the country's aviation industry is an oligopoly. Could this be the case? Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Jun 12, 2024 Why Airlines Fail: Find the Historical Reasons Behind Aviation Disasters Explore why airlines fail through the examples of some of the largest collapses of the giant airlines in the United States and Europe. Read More →
STORIES Jun 01, 2024 The World's First Scheduled Air Mail Flight The world's first scheduled airmail flight began as a triangle between three large cities: Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City. It helped facilitate increased connectivity within the North-Eastern United States by revolutionizing communication, promoting economic growth, and bringing people closer together. Read More →
NEWS May 29, 2024 Bette Nash: The Worlds Oldest Flight Attendant Has Died At 88 Bette Nash, the world’s oldest flight attendant has died. Ms. Nash worked for nearly 70 years since her first flight at the age of 21 when she was first hired in late 1957 and continued to work her entire life, up until recently, although Ms. Nash never fully retired. Read More →
NEWS Apr 05, 2024 New York and New Jersey Earthquake: How Airports Operate During Major Seismic Events Can planes survive earthquakes? What happens when an earthquake hits a major airport? This article explains all that plus more, talking about the April 5 New Jersey earthquake. 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 →
INFORMATIONAL Mar 20, 2024 Six Must-Have Apps to Make Your Next Flight a Breeze When traveling, it is always important to bring a few essentials: clothes, chargers, your phone, and maybe even a snack. That said, there should be an equivalent emphasis on essential smartphone applications. Certain apps can lead to an easier and more efficient travel experience. Here are some of the best to have for your next trip. Read More →
STORIES Mar 18, 2024 Remembering David E. Harris: The First African American Commercial Airline Pilot On March 8, the aviation industry was saddened by the loss of David E. Harris (1934-2024), the first African-American pilot to receive the title of captain at a major US commercial airline in 1964. The Columbus, Ohio-born Harris had a storied career in the United States Air Force before switching to a commercial airline in the mid-1960s, when he was fighting through barriers regarding race. Read More →
STORIES Mar 13, 2024 Disaster in Queens Two Months After 9/11: American Airlines Flight 587 Tragedy struck New York City only two months after the attacks on September 11, 2001. This is the tragic story of American Airlines Flight 587, the second-worst aviation accident in U.S. history. Read More →
NEWS Mar 11, 2024 Cargo Door Issue Forces American Airlines Flight to Return to Raleigh-Durham Less Than One Hour After Departure An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) on March 11. Flight AA 802 departed RDU for Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) at 6:53 a.m. local time. After taking off from RDU, the flight crew became concerned with an issue involving the cargo door and returned to RDU after approximately 15 minutes. Read More →