Neighbors to European Airports ARE BEGINNING to benefit from Optimal Profile Descent (OPD) implementation around the continent. Why has the incredibly green EU been so slow in adding OPD to its environmental efforts?
The new Chairman and President of the Aerospace Industries of America, David Melcher, expressed “concerns” about ATC privatization. It will be interesting to see if the AIA comments impact this debate.
2016 is set to be one of the safest years in aviation history. Our industry should be proud, but what may be the causes and how can we do better?
After 3 years, Norwegian Air International (NAI) was issued the final grant of foreign air carrier authority by the US DOT. NAI’s bureaucratic voyage to the U.S. has been an exceedingly slow process.
On November 14, Alaska Airlines used wood as a source of fuel for a cross-country flight. The plane used a 20% blend of aviation biofuel chemically indistinguishable from regular jet fuel.
Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) systems are not new to airlines, but these state-of-the-art tablets will deliver enhanced functionality, greater safety and stronger cybersecurity. What is particularly encouraging is that this innovation was neither the push nor the pull of any FAR or proposed rule.
The US DoT ordered Qatar to pay $185,000 in penalties for flights, that did not use US airspace nor had US citizens onboard, in FAA restricted airspace. Why the unusual extension of US jurisdiction?
Pre-flight safety briefings are using Hollywood-like productions designed to grab the passengers’ attention, a good thing, but some of the extravaganzas may not have delivered the full measure of the critical message.