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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.

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Plane Crash Forensics: The Reality of How Victims are Identified

There is no “CSI: Aviation.” Identifying plane crash victims and returning them to their families is a long, tedious process that must be done right.

Delta Air Lines CEO Rich Anderson Editorials

Airline Globalization’s History: Once An Advantage, Now a Threat

The debate between U.S legacy airlines and the “ME3″ has been getting hotter and hotter, though airline globalization has been around since the beginning.

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Pilot Shortage: Where’d All the Pilots Go?

The reasons why 80% of student pilots drop out have also always been the same; lack of money and the high demands of the industry.

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Rhode Island Air Show Fills the Skies over Quonset Point

The gorgeous light combined with this year’s outstanding lineup was the perfect formula for plenty of full memory cards and great photos.


 
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Emirates Continues Its Foray Into North America

Emirates' focus on acquiring large capacity aircraft follows a non-traditional path that is admired by many, and a cause for concern for others.
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A Real Solution to Suicide-Murder By Pilot? The 7 Past Incidents to Learn From

What can be changed in order to prevent another Germanwings 9525 from happening? Is there a foolproof solution? We learn from these past events...
by Phil Derner Jr.
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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.
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DEVELOPING: Germanwings Flight 9525 Intentionally Crashed In The French Alps

A Germanwings aircraft flying between Barcelona and Dusseldorf has crashed in the French Alps Northwest of Nice. The aircraft was reported to be an Airbus A320. Initial reports from the French Government are that no survivors ...
by Ben Granucci
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What Happens Behind the Cockpit Door?

Passengers often wonder what goes on behind the closed door of the cockpit. Ericka Armstrong provides a glimpse into what pilots are doing during each phase of flight.
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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial en...
by David J. Williams
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Developing: Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

Actor and pilot Harrison Ford was injured Thursday afternoon when the aircraft he was flying crashed just short of Santa Monica Airport.
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Delta MD-88 Goes Off of Runway at LGA

A Delta Air Lines MD-88 slid off a runway and crashed into an embankment at New York's La Guardia Airport this morning.
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