Articles tagged “aviation safety”

U.S. Safety Board Investigates Delta Jet-Engine Failure

U.S. Safety Board Investigates Delta Jet-Engine Failure

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Thankfully, there were no injuries and the Boeing 757 landed safely. But after the deadly Southwest engine failure in April, this kind of incident is getting extra public attention.

2 months ago

Aeromexico Crash Proves Stronger Aircraft Often Mean Fewer Deaths

Aeromexico Crash Proves Stronger Aircraft Often Mean Fewer Deaths

David McHugh and David Koenig, Associated Press

It is remarkable how many people are surviving aircraft crashes and accidents. Manufacturers deserve credit for making aircraft safer. But passengers need to start doing their part. For starters, they must stop bringing carry-on bags with them during emergency evacuations.

4 months ago

Report Finds Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Manually Steered Off Course

Report Finds Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Manually Steered Off Course

Angus Whitley and Chong Pooi Koon, Bloomberg

It remains a mystery why this flight plunged into the ocean. But new regulations worldwide that begin in November will require a tighter tracking of all commercial aircraft. That will reduce the risk of a similar tragedy.

4 months ago

Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of Safety Complaints

Charter Company in Cuba Plane Crash Was Subject of Safety Complaints

Michael Weissenstein and Bert Wilkinson, Associated Press

Mexican authorities will investigate the charter company involved in the Cuban plane crash. Lets hope authorities in Mexico and Cuba will find out what happened.

6 months ago

Department of Transportation to Audit FAA Practices Investigating Allegiant and American

Department of Transportation to Audit FAA Practices Investigating Allegiant and American

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's hard to know what to make of this. There could be something there, or the inspector general's office could just be changing the scope of its audit of the FAA to placate several members of Congress.

6 months ago

Southwest Received Some Warning Signals on Its Safety Practices in the Past Decade

Southwest Received Some Warning Signals on Its Safety Practices in the Past Decade

David Koenig, Associated Press

Expert consensus says Southwest is a safe airline, and we would not hesitate to fly its aircraft. But a conclusive report from safety inspectors isn’t expected for at least a year.

7 months ago

Trump Erroneously Takes Credit for 2017 Airline Safety Mark

Trump Erroneously Takes Credit for 2017 Airline Safety Mark

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The buck stops in the oval office, but Trump had absolutely no influence over aviation safety in 2017. Let's see how the President's drive to reduce regulation impacts aviation safety this year, and whether an infrastructure law gets passed that invests in modernizing the U.S. air traffic control system.

11 months ago

Portugal Comes Closer to a Drone Crackdown After Airplane Near-Misses

Portugal Comes Closer to a Drone Crackdown After Airplane Near-Misses

Associated Press

There hasn't been a confirmed collision between a drone and a commercial aircraft. But the potential for a disaster is real enough that pilots unions in many countries want the hobbyist devices policed. It's hard to disagree.

1 year ago

FAA Boss Outlines Brexit Safety Concerns for UK Aviation

FAA Boss Outlines Brexit Safety Concerns for UK Aviation

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Does the UK have the resources to set up an aviation safety framework on its own or will it seek to stay in the European Aviation Safety Agency? The former would be unwise and the latter is seemingly at odds with the desire of Leave campaigners.

1 year ago