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Please Place Your Masks in Upright Position. Airlines Stress Safety to Lure Passengers.

U.S. carriers JetBlue Airways Corp. and United Airlines Holdings Inc. announced fresh safety measures on Wednesday aimed at restoring confidence in travel as several executives pointed to signs domestic demand is improving. U.S. states are starting to reopen following stay-at-home …

Airlines Under Pressure to Halt Flights to China; Update on Cancellations

Pilots and flight attendants are demanding airlines stop flights to China as health officials declare a global emergency over the rapidly spreading coronavirus, with American Airlines’ pilots filing a lawsuit seeking an immediate halt. China has reported nearly 10,000 cases …

Bipartisan Bill Would Require Secondary Cockpit Door on All Existing Airplanes

U.S. lawmakers are pushing for stronger aviation security with a bipartisan bill that would require passenger airlines to install secondary security doors between cabins and the cockpit on current aircraft to prevent another Sept. 11-style attack. Hijackings remain a threat …

Lion Air Plane’s Cockpit Voice Recorder Recovered in Java Sea

Indonesia found the cockpit voice recorder from the Lion Air plane that crashed in October, giving investigators a real chance at solving the mystery of what brought down a modern jet. The CVR of the Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft …

Lion Air Ends Hunt for 2nd Black Box, but Indonesia Plans to Resume Search

Lion Air has ended its search for the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from its Boeing 737 MAX jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, but Indonesian investigators said they plan to launch their own probe as soon as …

Deaths on Passenger Jet Aircraft Rise Across Globe in 2018

The fatality rate on passenger jet aircraft worldwide jumped in 2018 after airlines recorded zero accident deaths on passenger jets in the prior year, according to a Dutch consulting firm and an aviation safety group. Dutch aviation consulting firm To70 …

Single Pilot Operations for Air Cargo a Test for Autonomous Flying

Aerospace and innovation have gone hand-in-hand since the days of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Airplanes were once simple metal tubes powered by propellers. Long-haul flying meant four engines and at least three pilots on the flight deck at all times. …

8 Passengers Sue Southwest Airlines, Manufacturers Over Engine Blowout

Eight passengers have sued Southwest Airlines Co. over a catastrophic engine blowout in April that killed a passenger and injured several others. The plaintiffs, eight passengers from Flight 1380 on April 17 and one passenger’s husband, filed suit on Tuesday …

Airlines Urged to Use Predictive Models, Data Sharing to Keep Skies Safe

Global airlines, coming off a record-low accident rate in 2017, need to guard against complacency over safety as heavy growth in travel demand stretches the air transport system, industry leaders warned at a conference this week. There were no jet …

Southwest Air Jet Engine That Failed Was Inspected 7 Times

The fan blade that failed on a Southwest Airlines Co. plane last month, killing a passenger, had been inspected seven times since late 2012 but without the sophisticated technology airlines are now under orders to use. The inspections relied on …