Articles tagged “air safety”

Tourism

L.A. Tourism Goes Big While Orlando Shrinks

Today's podcast looks at L.A. tourism's big spend, Qantas' in-flight dud, and Orlando's small marketing retreat.

L.A. Tourism Goes Big While Orlando Shrinks

Airlines

Qantas Criticized for ‘Tedious’ 10-Minute Safety Video

Keeping passengers interested while not diluting the core safety message is a tricky balancing act. It looks like Qantas may have missed the mark on this one.

Qantas Criticized for ‘Tedious’ 10-Minute Safety Video

Airlines

7 Most Extreme Flight Diversions as Storm Isha Hits U.K. and Ireland

The ferocity of the storm meant planes had to travel much further than usual to find a safe diversion airport to land, with some domestic flights being rerouted internationally.

7 Most Extreme Flight Diversions as Storm Isha Hits U.K. and Ireland

Airlines

FAA’s Safety Review Team Demands Action After Spate of Near Accidents

The FAA doesn't have any time to waste if it's prevent a catastrophic incident in the skies.

FAA’s Safety Review Team Demands Action After Spate of Near Accidents

Airlines

White House Announces $26 Million in Funding to Improve Aviation Safety

The FAA should be able to make long overdue safety improvements needed to prevent catastrophes in the skies, which the agency has come close to seeing too often this year.

White House Announces $26 Million in Funding to Improve Aviation Safety

Airlines

U.S. Safety Rating Downgrade Deals Billion-Dollar Blow to Mexico Carriers

Resuming Category 1 status is critical to the development of the Mexican aviation industry in launching new routes, increasing capacity and strengthening partnerships with U.S. carriers.

U.S. Safety Rating Downgrade Deals Billion-Dollar Blow to Mexico Carriers

Airlines

Mexico’s Volaris Expects to Launch Los Angeles Route by December

Confident about its ability to tap into the market to switch bus passengers to air travel, Volaris is planning to expand operations in the U.S. But before that the airline will have to wait for the U.S. to restore Mexico's aviation safety rating.

Mexico’s Volaris Expects to Launch Los Angeles Route by December

Airlines

Indonesia’s Air Safety Record Faces New Scrutiny After Sriwijaya Air Crash

Saturday's crash of a Sriwijaya Air jet was Indonesia's third in six years, raising red flags. The latest tragedy has investigators looking at myriad potential causes, even cutbacks due to the pandemic.

Indonesia’s Air Safety Record Faces New Scrutiny After Sriwijaya Air Crash

Airlines

Federal Auditor to Investigate FAA’s Safety Oversight of Southwest Airlines

The Department of Transportation's inspector general has several ongoing audits trying to measure the effectiveness of the Federal Aviation Administration. That's probably a nuisance to the FAA, but it's not necessarily a bad thing. Oversight is important.

Airlines

Southwest Flight Social Feeds Remind Airlines Tragedies Are Public in Real Time Now

The Southwest accident shows how bold passengers have become in using social media. For now, the FAA isn’t taking steps to curb their activities.

Southwest Flight Social Feeds Remind Airlines Tragedies Are Public in Real Time Now