Articles tagged “pilot training”

Air Canada Pays 737 Max Pilots to Not Fly as Grounding Drags On

Air Canada Pays 737 Max Pilots to Not Fly as Grounding Drags On

Brian Sumers, Skift

Air Canada bet on the Boeing 737 Max to refresh its fleet and reduce its operating costs. But it has not worked out as planned.

2 months ago

Pilot Unions Say They Weren’t Warned of Boeing Safety Risk

Pilot Unions Say They Weren’t Warned of Boeing Safety Risk

Mary Schlangenstein and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Modern jetliners are highly automated, and in many ways they're more sophisticated than humans. But sometimes the machines don't work as expected, which is why every airplane needs two qualified pilots trained for any situation.

10 months ago

Pilot Qualification Standards to Be Reduced Under U.S. Airline-Safety Panel Recommendations

Pilot Qualification Standards to Be Reduced Under U.S. Airline-Safety Panel Recommendations

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Executives at regional airlines — such as United Express, American Eagle and Delta Connection — tend to dislike newish rules requiring first officers to have 1,500 flight hours before they can fly for a larger commericial airline. But let's not forget this rule was implemented for a reason. We need experienced pilots.

2 years ago