A working committee from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday officially recommended allowing the use of personal electronic devices onboard aircraft below 10,000 feet. Some airlines are already racing to allow their customers to take advantage.
On Wednesday morning, The House held a hearing on the challenges the TSA faces in the wake of a Government Accountability Office released the day before. The 38 page report detailing how the TSA could strengthen oversight of allegations of employee misconduct shows several weaknesses in the TSA misconduct system. The TSA’s reputation is not […]
Most government agencies work in mysterious ways, often times closed off from the public until their work is done and a final report is issued. The National Transportation Safety Board, however, has taken a different approach over the past few months. The NTSB has heavily leveraged Twitter and YouTube to keep the public informed on […]
The FAA announced Friday the first round of contracted air traffic control towers to be closed due to sequestration, starting April 7th. Among the towers being closed is Trenton Mercer, which is just outside of Philadelphia and has recently seen Frontier expand their operations significantly. Although these airports will remain open, as approach and landing […]
Sequestration To Shut Down 137 Control Towers on April 7th.
American Airlines and US Airways today announced their intention to merge, ending months—if not years—of rumor and speculation. The move will create the world’s largest airline.
The National Transportation Safety Board announced today that they have pinpointed the origin of the January 7th battery fire on a JAL Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Boston to single cell which short circuited and spread to other cells. The nations top safety regulators further announced that the investigation would turn toward scrutinizing the design, certification, […]
Airlines made up to $670 million last year by passing on a carbon surcharge to travellers despite the EU’s freeze of the controversial tax.
Investigators looking for the cause of January 7′s Japan Airlines Boeing 787 fire in Boston are working through the three-day weekend.
US and Japanese officials Saturday began analysing the black box of the 787 plane forced into an emergency landing this week.
The TSA has announced that airports will soon discontinue their use of controversial scanners which reveal nude images of passengers.
The FAA has ordered US airlines to temporarily stop flying the Boeing 787 effective immediately, citing the potential for battery failures.
Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports registered a record 88.8 million passengers last year, but growth nonetheless slowed to 0.8 percent.
Officials scrambled Tuesday to get 18 human heads off to a crematorium after they were seized by US customs inspectors.
Supervisor David Campos wants to rename San Francisco International Airport in honor of slain gay rights activist Harvey Milk.
Aviation Week said German Chancellor Angela Merkel had the biggest impact on aerospace in 2012 by blocking a $45B merger of EADS and BAE.
In a new embarrassment for the city, the opening of Berlin’s new main airport has been postponed again after several previous delays.
Cars — thousands upon thousands of them — roughed up to one extent or another by Superstorm Sandy, are sitting on a Calverton runway.