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.
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.
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.
Quick, name every airline that flies into JFK! How many did you get? We bet you didn’t get a good majority of them. While most people will rattle off Delta, JetBlue, American, Lufthansa, and British Airways, how many smaller airlines at JFK did you probably miss? Lets take a look at some of the lesser […]
“Web 2.0 describes web sites that use technology beyond the static pages of earlier web sites.” This is the definition of Web 2.0 according to Wikipedia. While there is no official definition of Web 2.0, it often involves a rich user experience, social interaction, and easier access to information. If one takes a journey to […]
The International Air Transport Association on Monday further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion, which would represent a 78 percent drop compared to last year.