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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part One

Posted February 17, 2014 by John Steffen

NYCAviation explores significant changes in 2014 in how the FAA and airlines address — and conquer — the problem of pilot fatigue.

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Columnists

Around the World in 80 Jumpseats

Posted April 17, 2014 by Eric Auxier

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.

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Editorials

The Unintended Consequences of the “1500 Hour Rule”

Posted December 16, 2013 by Brad Tate

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.

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The Lesser Known Airlines of JFK, Part II

Posted August 1, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

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 […]

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Lesson in Safety: How Airlines Deal with Thunderstorms

Posted August 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

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.

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Rebuilding the Perception of Airline Pilots, One Passenger at at Time

Posted July 24, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Do you think the pilot is to blame when your flight hits turbulence or is delayed? Think again.

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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part Two

Posted February 19, 2014 by Eric Auxier

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.

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An overhead, class 1 crew rest area onboard a LAN 787. (NYCAviation file photo)
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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part Three

Posted February 21, 2014 by Karlene Petitt

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.

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Dallas to Tempe: ‘Yes, Yes, I Will!’: American Airlines and US Airways FINALLY Announce Merger

Posted February 14, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

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.

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Airlines to See 78 Percent Profit Drop This Year: IATA

Posted June 6, 2011 by BNO News

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.

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