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Have a Most Persistent
Teen on Their Tails
Mar 1, 2022 12:24 PM CST
Russian Oligarchs Have a Most Persistent Teen on Their Tails
Jack Sweeney, who's been tracking Elon Musk's private jet, is also keeping tabs on Russia's richest
- The teen who irked Elon Musk for tracking his private jet now has a new lineup of aircraft he's shadowing. The Hill reports that 19-year-old college freshman Jack Sweeney has set up the Russian Oligarch Jets Twitter account , in response to multiple requests to track the planes of Russia'...
FAA Brings in
at 42 Airports
Jan 17, 2022 12:14 PM CST
FAA Brings in Smoother Landings at 42 Airports
New procedure cuts noise, emissions
- Passengers at 42 American airports, including Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Miami International Airport, might have noticed smoother landings in 2021. The Federal Aviation Administration has altered how planes land at those airports and it plans to bring the change to other airports, including New York's LaGuardia, in 2022....
One of America's Oldest
Companies Is Splitting Up
Nov 9, 2021 10:15 AM CST
One of America's Oldest Companies Is Splitting Up
GE to become 3 public companies focused on aviation, health care, energy
- General Electric will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy, reports the AP . The storied American company, founded in 1892, has refashioned itself from the sprawling conglomerate created by Jack Welch in the 1980s to a much smaller and more focused entity after it was...
Pilots Are Returning to Work,
and Some Are Making Mistakes
Oct 15, 2021 5:15 PM CDT
Pilots Are Returning to Work, and Some Are Making Mistakes
Many have barely flown for 18 months
- If you haven't flown for a long time because of the pandemic, you're far from alone—tens of thousands of pilots worldwide have barely flown in the last 18 months, and rusty pilots tend to make mistakes. Bloomberg reports that dozens of incidents involving out-of-practice pilots have been...
Wrong Fuel Led to
Doctor's Fatal Plane Crash
in case you missed it
Aug 29, 2021 1:00 PM CDT
Wrong Fuel Led to Doctor's Fatal Plane Crash
Jet fuel was put in aircraft designed to run on standard aviation gas
- Because putting jet fuel in the wrong kind of plane can have catastrophic consequences, the filler nozzles are designed not to fit into tanks that take standard aviation fuel. But that didn't prevent the basic error that led to a deadly crash in 2019, according to a National Transportation...
'Jet Pack Man' May Have
Resurfaced Near LAX
Jul 30, 2021 7:20 AM CDT
'Jet Pack Man' May Have Resurfaced Near LAX
Pilot reported possible sighting Wednesday
- "Use caution, the jet man is back," an air traffic controller at Los Angeles International Airport warned pilots in a recording obtained by CNN after a possible appearance of the mysterious figure first sighted near the airport last fall. The FAA says the pilot of a cargo Boeing...
US Downgrades Mexico's
Aviation Safety Rating
May 25, 2021 2:50 PM CDT
US Downgrades Mexico's Aviation Safety Rating
Move will stop Mexican airlines expanding flights to US as pandemic recedes
- US regulators have downgraded Mexico's aviation safety rating, a move that prevents Mexican airlines from expanding flights to the United States just as travel is recovering from the pandemic. The FAA decision to lower Mexico from "Category 1" to "Category 2" puts it in a group of...
China: Cabin Crew
Should Wear Diapers
on Overseas Flights
Dec 10, 2020 7:47 AM CST
China: Cabin Crew Should Wear Diapers on Overseas Flights
Aviation authority warns that COVID risk in bathrooms could be high
- Flight attendants on mainland Chinese airlines may soon be facing the prospect of working on long-haul flights where they're not allowed to use the bathrooms. New guidance from the Civil Aviation Administration of China suggests that cabin crew on flights to and from countries with high COVID infection rates...
Boeing 737 Max Is
Cleared for Takeoff
Nov 18, 2020 9:35 AM CST
Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared for Takeoff
After fixes, issue with plane's nose 'can no longer happen'
- Following two fatal crashes and 20 months on the ground, the Boeing 737 Max has been cleared to fly in the US. The FAA said Wednesday that a review process was complete and the plane could take to the skies—but only after necessary changes are made, pilots receive simulator...
Something the 1% Do
Nov 18, 2020 8:29 AM CST
Here's Another Something the 1% Do
1% of the population causes about half of air travel emissions, and researchers say it's time to rethink
- With a 50% drop in passengers taking to the skies in 2020, there's no better time to overhaul an industry responsible for dangerous carbon emissions, according to researchers. "If you want to resolve climate change … then we should start at the top, where a few 'super...
Feds Plan to Block
Chinese Flights to US
Jun 3, 2020 1:54 PM CDT
Feds Plan to Block Chinese Flights to US
Move is retaliation for Beijing's refusal to allow American carriers to resume flights
- The Trump administration says it is going to block all commercial flights to the US by Chinese airlines on June 16—or sooner, at the president's discretion. The Transportation Department says the move is a response to China's refusal to allow American carriers including Delta and United to...
Airlines Reroute Flights Away
From Iran, Iraq Airspace
Jan 8, 2020 3:46 AM CST
Airlines Reroute Flights Away From Iran, Iraq Airspace
FAA bans US carriers from flying over area
- Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. The flight restrictions reflected fears that the conflict between the longtime foes could ratchet up following Iranian ballistic missile strikes Tuesday on two Iraqi bases that house...
Boeing Failed to
Tell Airlines That
Safety Alert Was Off
May 6, 2019 12:42 AM CDT
Boeing Failed to Tell Airlines That Safety Alert Was Off
Move would have 'reduced confusion,' FAA says
- Boeing said Sunday that it discovered after airlines had been flying its 737 Max plane for several months that a safety alert in the cockpit was not working as intended, yet it didn't disclose that fact to airlines or federal regulators until after one of the planes crashed. The...
Pilot Had 'Flight
Mar 13, 2019 6:50 AM CDT
Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Had 'Flight Control Problems'
Trump says modern aircraft are too complex
- The pilot of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight reported having "flight control problems" soon before the crash, the airline's CEO says. "He was having difficulties with the flight control of the airplane, so he asked to return back to base," Tewolde GebreMariam tells CNN . The CEO...
As Ethiopia Finds
Black Boxes, Nations
Ground 737 Max 8s
Mar 11, 2019 2:12 AM CDT
As Ethiopia Finds Black Boxes, Nations Ground 737 Max 8s
China, Indonesia among those to ground planes amid investigation into Ethiopia crash
- China's civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Monday after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia . The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order was issued at 9am on Monday and would last nine hours. It said the...
Pakistan to India:
Here's Our 'Goodwill Gesture'
Feb 28, 2019 6:09 AM CST
Pakistan to India: Here's Our 'Goodwill Gesture'
As closure of Pakistan air space snarls flights across Asia
- Pakistan's prime minister pledged on Thursday his country would release a captured Indian jetfighter pilot the following day, a move that could help defuse the most-serious confrontation in two decades between the nuclear-armed neighbors over the disputed region of Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan made the announcement in an...
Aviation Unions on Shutdown:
We Can't Calculate the Risk
Jan 24, 2019 6:22 AM CST
Aviation Unions on Shutdown: We Can't Calculate the Risk
Reps for air traffic controllers, pilots, flight attendants say air safety system 'deteriorating'
- Is it still safe to fly during the government shutdown? That's a question with a potentially uncomfortable answer, at least according to the unions representing more than 130,000 pilots, flight attendants, and air traffic controllers, per the
New York Times
. In a statement , the presidents of the three...
Military Deployed to Reopen
Dec 21, 2018 4:40 AM CST
Military Deployed to Reopen Drone-Plagued Airport
UK transportation secretary calls disruption 'a new kind of attack'
- After 36 hours of chaos caused by a rogue drone —or drones—flights resumed from London's Gatwick Airport early Friday, but the drone operator is still at large. Authorities at Gatwick say the runway was reopened and arrivals and departures resumed after the police and military introduced "...
Aug 13, 2018 6:33 AM CDT
Human Remains Found Where Stolen Plane Crashed
Aircraft is completely destroyed, authorities say
- The 76-seat Horizon Air turboprop stolen by airport worker Richard Russell on Friday was completely destroyed when it crashed into an island in Puget Sound, authorities say. National Transportation Safety Board regional chief Debra Eckrote says the plane, stolen from Sea-Tac International Airport, was broken into small pieces by the...
Can North Korea's Planes
Actually Get Kim to US Summit?
Apr 11, 2018 10:15 AM CDT
Can North Korea's Planes Actually Get Kim to US Summit?
The 'Washington Post' takes a look at potential aviation limitations
- Kim Jong Un on Monday finally acknowledged the planned North Korea-US summit, but there's still no word on where it will take place. At the
, David Nakamura looks at an interesting wrinkle: whether Kim has a plane that can actually get him to wherever it will be...
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