FAA says 'closely monitoring' aviation safety in Middle East after missile attack

FAA says ‘closely monitoring’ aviation safety in Middle East after missile attack

An air-traffic controller at Bahrain International Airport. The FAA issues emergency restriction for Persian Gulf airspace on Jan. 7th, 2020. Tuck | ullstein bild | Getty Images The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it was closely monitoring events in the Middle East and coordinating with U.S. airlines and foreign authorities about aviation safety after … Read more…

Blind spots: How the Boeing 737 Max disasters exposed flaws in Canada’s reliance on U.S. aviation policy

Blind spots: How the Boeing 737 Max disasters exposed flaws in Canada’s reliance on U.S. aviation policy

Boeing 737 Max airplanes parked at Boeing Field in Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 20, 2019. Gary He/Reuters On Sunday, March 10, as word spread of a deadly plane crash near Addis Ababa, a disturbing picture began to emerge. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 had plummeted to the ground just six minutes after takeoff. The aircraft hit … Read more…

Delta partners with private aviation company Wheels Up

Delta partners with private aviation company Wheels Up

As an airliner prepares to land, a bird takes off at the Gravelly Point park that’s just off the end of the runway near Reagan National Airport. Michael S. Williamson | The Washington Post | Getty Images Delta Airlines is taking a minority stake in private aviation start-up Wheels Up, in a move that establishes … Read more…

300 Saudi military aviation students grounded in U.S. after base shooting

300 Saudi military aviation students grounded in U.S. after base shooting

Blue Angels FA 18 Hornet jets in flight over their Pensacola, Florida base. Education Images | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Roughly 300 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a “safety stand-down” after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last week at a U.S. Navy … Read more…

50 years Boeing 737

Half a century ago she took off for the first time. Despite fierce competition, the Boeing 737 is the most widely sold passenger aircraft in aviation history. Good nose Air travel became increasingly fashionable in the 1960s. Both in the US and in Europe, the market for medium-haul aircraft grew rapidly. Lufthansa and United Airlines had not yet … Read more…