Flying Is Safest Since Dawn Of Jet Age

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Deadly jetliner crashes are at their lowest since the mid-1960s. But turboprops remain less safe and parts of Africa and Latin America face safety problems.

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  • FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service
    U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
  • Man who faked his way into cockpit pleads guilty to fraud
    The man who conned his way into the cockpit of an US Airways flight in March pleaded guilty Wednesday in Philadelphia to one count of fraud in connection with an identification document. More
  • Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs
    President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
  • Looking for a better airline seat? There's a site for that
    If you fly, chances are you have a story to tell about an uncomfortable airline seat. Vicki Morwitz does. Hers involves a long-haul plane trip, a minuscule economy-class enclosure and a circuitous routing that deposited her at her destination feeling exhausted and irritated. More
  • Congress Passes Bill to End Flight Delays
    The House gave quick and overwhelming approval Friday to legislation to give the secretary of transportation enough financial flexibility to bring the nation’s air traffic control system back up to full strength and end the mounting flight delays that had become a political headache for Congress. More
  • Aerospace History Timeline | AIAA
    January 22, 2019 – Boeing’s Self-Flying Taxi Prototype Completes First Test Flight – The Boeing Company's flying car prototype hovers briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight. The 30-foot-long hybrid aircraft, part helicopter, part drone, and part fixed-wing plane, lifts a few feet off the ground and makes a soft landing after ...
    10/23/2021 - 12:35 pm | View Website
  • What Really Brought Down the Boeing 737 Max?
    O n Oct. 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 taxied toward the runway at the main airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, carrying 189 people bound for Bangka Island, a short flight away. The airplane was the ...
    10/23/2021 - 5:54 am | View Website
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    10/23/2021 - 3:38 am | View Website
  • ‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’
    The story of those remarkable hours—and the thoughts and emotions of those aboard—isolated eight miles above America, escorted by three F-16 fighters, flying just below the speed of sound, has ...
    10/22/2021 - 9:12 pm | View Website
  • What are the safest airlines in the world? Here are the top 20
    Discussions around the safety of flying are now dominated by the global pandemic, but the "Top Twenty Safest Airlines 2021" list compiled by airline website doesn't have ...
    10/21/2021 - 7:15 am | View Website
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