Articles tagged “airline safety”

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Boeing Dreamliner Manufacturing Plant Cited for Aircraft Safety Lapses

Maria Jose Valero and Jim Silver, Bloomberg

At a time when Boeing faces intense criticism about its handling of its 737 Max aircraft, problems with Dreamliner manufacturing in South Carolina is most unwelcome news. The company must get to the heart of the production problems there immediately, and fix them.

1 year ago

Dutch Safety Board Says Airlines Need Better Data on War Zone Dangers

Dutch Safety Board Says Airlines Need Better Data on War Zone Dangers

Associated Press, Mike Corder

Most airlines monitor hotspots around the globe. But as a Dutch safety board pointed out, some carriers need more information. Governments should give it to them.

1 year ago

Southwest’s ‘Operational Emergency’ Continues to Lead to Delays

Southwest’s ‘Operational Emergency’ Continues to Lead to Delays

Bloomberg, Mary Schlangenstein

This term "operational emergency" is probably not good for business. Customers don't know what it means, and some might be skittish. Is there another term the airline can use the describe the situation?

1 year ago

Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash

Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash

Julie Johnsson, Harry Suhartono and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airline passengers probably should not be worried about flying the Boeing 737 Max, the manufacturer's newest jet. But Boeing and safety regulators have a duty to find out what happened last week and to ensure it does not happen again.

2 years ago

Regulators Want Airlines and Manufacturers to Invest in Tech to Reduce Near Misses

Regulators Want Airlines and Manufacturers to Invest in Tech to Reduce Near Misses

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airplane travel is extremely safe. But in recent years, there have been a few close calls that should not have happened, including what could have been a disaster last year in San Francisco. It's a good thing the NTSB is taking safety seriously.

2 years ago

Southwest Airlines Accident Doesn’t Reflect a Crisis in U.S. Airline Safety

Southwest Airlines Accident Doesn’t Reflect a Crisis in U.S. Airline Safety

Joe Nocera, Bloomberg

This week's aviation news, which began with a 60-minutes report on Allegiant Air's questionable safety record and ended with the death of a Southwest Airlines passenger, likely stoked the fears of already nervous airline travelers. But if you look at the statistics, traveling by plane is still a much safer option than other modes of transportation.

2 years ago