Articles tagged “aviation safety”

FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

FAA Says Mobile Phones Could Pose Safety Risk on Some Boeing Jets

Anita Sharpe, Bloomberg

Let's be honest. Many travelers leave their cell phones in transmit mode during flight, either because they want to use it at low altitudes or because they forgot. Most people don't think it's such a big deal. Is it possible they're wrong?

2 months ago

Global Airlines Worry About Havoc Caused by a Boeing 737 Max Regulatory Rift

Global Airlines Worry About Havoc Caused by a Boeing 737 Max Regulatory Rift

Brian Sumers, Skift

Regardless of how you feel about the handling of the Boeing 737 Max, this is a big issue. Airlines have always assumed global regulators would reach the same conclusions about aircraft safety. Now they're not so sure, and that could cause longer-term issues.

4 months ago

Boeing Crisis Deepens as SEC Probes 737 Max Jet Disclosures

Boeing Crisis Deepens as SEC Probes 737 Max Jet Disclosures

Benjamin Bain and Matt Robinson, Bloomberg

Boeing remains in the hot seat — and the temperature's rising as regulators intensify their scrutiny.

4 months ago

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

American CEO Doug Parker Is Cautiously Optimistic About the Boeing Max

Brendan Case, Bloomberg

Both caution and optimism are in order regarding Boeing's fixes to its Max 737 aircraft. American's CEO is one of the first airline execs to talk openly about passenger anxieties when the Max is given the green light to fly again.

4 months ago

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

European Pilots Prod Watchdogs to Vet Fixes to Boeing Max

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A leading pilots lobby has urged European watchdogs to vet Boeing's revisions to its beleaguered Max 737 aircraft, and rightly so.

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Air Traffic Controllers Warn System Hasn’t Recovered Since U.S. Shutdown

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Trump Administration took a cavalier attitude during the shutdown. Many officials seemed to assume the aviation system wouldn't lose a step even though controllers and security screeners weren't receiving paychecks. They were wrong.

7 months ago

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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago