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End of The Plain Plane? Contemplating The Future of Airliner Design

The basic design of the jet airliner has remained unchanged for the last 50 years. New technology and the quest for fuel efficiency may lead to new design innovations.
by David J. Williams
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The FAA and President Trump’s Order on Regulations

The President wants two regulations removed for every new regulation enacted. Here's a first step for the FAA in making that happen.
by David J. Williams
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Why We Are Safe in the Storm

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.
by David J. Williams
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Was WestJet’s “Scary” Approach Really As Bad As It Seemed?

Over the past week, images and video of a Westjet 737 making a "scary" approach have been making the rounds. We examine what went right in that situation.
by David J. Williams
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UAS in the USA: A History of Drone Regulations

The FAA has developed regulations for drone operators to operate their UAS for fun or for profit in a legal and safe environment, but the path was not always quick or straightforward.
by David J. Williams
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