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Near Misses and Close Calls in the Air

Posted February 26, 2014 by Patrick Smith

With more planes flying than ever before, the number of incidents has risen. Should nervous passengers be worried?

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Aviation News

Laser Attacks on Aircraft a Rapidly Growing Concern

Posted February 25, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Laser attacks on aircraft are on the rise. To combat this problem, the FAA and FBI have taken strong steps to find and prosecute those guilty of pointing lasers at aircraft.

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Why We Are Safe in the Storm

Posted February 13, 2014 by David J. Williams

Winter weather poses a challenge to the airlines and pilots operating aircraft. Yet the airline industry maintains an excellent safety record despite the potentially hazardous conditions.

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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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Do Commercial Pilots Really “Suck” at Manual Flying?

Posted November 21, 2013 by Eric Auxier

Do pilots really “suck” at manual flying, as a soon-to-be-released FAA report suggests? Airbus Captain and author Eric “Cap’n Aux” Auxier explores this disturbing possibility.

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Improving Aviation Safety For the Future by Learning From the Past

Posted November 8, 2013 by David J. Williams

Over the years, a particular focus has been placed on aviation safety improvements. Many of these improvements have come to be thanks to the lessons learned from past crashes.

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The Top 10 Airline Safety Demonstrations

Posted October 16, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

Years and years of the same old demonstrations have forced airlines to step up their creative game with some new engaging content. Here are the top ten.

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Asiana 214: Another Lesson in Aviation Safety Coming Right Up

Posted July 7, 2013 by David J. Williams

It is investigation time. It’s the time to make sure no more other lives are lost in future accidents. David Williams discusses some past examples.

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Government News

FAA Orders Airlines To Stop Flying Boeing 787 [UPDATED]

Posted January 16, 2013 by NYCA Admin

The FAA has ordered US airlines to temporarily stop flying the Boeing 787 effective immediately, citing the potential for battery failures.

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FAA Wants To Know Why Boeing 787s Keep Breaking

Posted January 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The FAA has launched an investigation into the recent string of incidents that have plagued Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner.

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