Investigator calls for take-off acceleration monitoring

Investigator calls for take-off acceleration monitoring

The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has called for a simple data-driven system to detect if aircraft are accelerating normally on take-off, following its investigation into a serious incident involving a Boeing 737. Collected and summarized from the source...
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Lion Air Boeing MAX Crash Report Details Auto-Trim Issues

Lion Air Boeing MAX Crash Report Details Auto-Trim Issues

Preliminary report by the Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee into the Oct. 29 crash details the maintenance timeline for the MAX 8. The report confirms that the pilots struggled with the automatic trim as it responded to faulty inputs, althoug...
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US watchdog report shows mixed picture on passenger satisfaction

US watchdog report shows mixed picture on passenger satisfaction

While data from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) shows improvement in airline customer service over the past decade, passenger complaints to the agency have increased over 10% during the same period, according to a recent report from the US...
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Controlled Rest Document Published on FSF Website

Controlled Rest Document Published on FSF Website

Flight Safety Foundation has published on its website a document by the industry’s Fatigue Countermeasures Working Group that details the best practices for implementation of a policy allowing for controlled rest (CR) on the flight deck. CR is defined by...
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Airlines Research Animal Fat as Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Airlines Research Animal Fat as Sustainable Alternative to Fossil Fuels

Airlines may want to cut fuel costs first and foremost, but reducing their carbon footprint is increasingly important as well. Researchers in search of renewable jet fuel are now working with a rendered form of animal fat – the byproduct...
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Be seen and be safer

Be seen and be safer

A low-cost ADS-B system for VFR aircraft has the potential to reduce the ever-present threat of mid-air collision. All aircraft certified for IFR flight in Australia must now be fitted with 1090 MHz automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B out) equipm...
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TSA Warns 2018 Thanksgiving Travel Will Be Unprecedented

TSA Warns 2018 Thanksgiving Travel Will Be Unprecedented

Travel experts are already predicting the busiest Thanksgiving season at the airport on record. The Transportation Security Administration is projecting the holiday will see 25 million travelers, 7 percent more people flying than last year. The traveling perio...
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This Startup Is Selling Fly-by-the-Hour Airline Gift Cards

This Startup Is Selling Fly-by-the-Hour Airline Gift Cards

This startup has the JetBlue Tech Ventures seal of approval, which means something in the travel space. But we’re not sure why consumers would rather receive a gift card for airplane hours, than a gift card worth cash. One start-up,...
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SIA hopes for greater liberalisation in Southeast Asia

SIA hopes for greater liberalisation in Southeast Asia

Singapore Airlines welcomes greater liberalisation in Southeast Asia, as this would improve capacity allocation and allow greater more merger activity. While carriers may not always have spare demand to take advantage of opportunities, an environment that all...
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United’s Pilots Union Joins Chorus Concerned by Boeing’s 737 Max Jet

United’s Pilots Union Joins Chorus Concerned by Boeing’s 737 Max Jet

To repeat what we’ve said before, it seems like operators were caught off guard about some advanced functionality on the Boeing 737 Max. This is both odd and unusual. A third U.S. pilots’ union is raising concerns about what it...
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