NYCAviation explores significant changes in 2014 in how the FAA and airlines address — and conquer — the problem of pilot fatigue.
While the ability to travel for free is a definite perk of being an airline pilot, the ability to ride in the jumpseat is more of a necessary evil. It is small and uncomfortable, but it can also be the difference between a pilot making it to work on time and being stuck in an airport thousands of miles away.
The FAA recently raised minimum flight hour requirements for commercial pilots to 1,500 hours. Brad Tate explores whether this stricter hiring requirement truly benefits flight safety.
Yesterday, we published an article called The Lesser Known Airlines of JFK, and we got some great feedback from our readers. We now present to you The Lesser Known Airlines of JFK, Part II. Copa Airlines Panama City based Copa may just be bizzaro United. Well. technically, bizzaro Continental. Back in 1998, Continental snatched up […]
Do you think the pilot is to blame when your flight hits turbulence or is delayed? Think again.
The summer months mean thunderstorms across the US. How do airlines cope with these disruptive weather forces? An airline dispatcher gives us an inside look.
The newly implemented FAR 117, which outlines flightcrew rest requirements, was a factor in the recent weather-related flight cancellations that impacted various US airports. NYCA Columnist Eric Auxier delves into some of the more significant changes and their implications on airline operations and flight safety.
In the third article in our series, Karlene Petitt takes a look at the impact of the new pilot fatigue regulations on long haul international pilots.
The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline’s and passenger’s plans. Brad Tate explains the process behind diverting to another airport.
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.