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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 …

Southwest Sends $5K to Each Passenger on Engine Failure Flight

Southwest Airlines Co. confirmed Friday it has sent $5,000 checks to passengers aboard a flight that made an emergency landing this week after an engine failed, killing a passenger. The airline confirmed news reports from passengers it had sent the …

Traumatic Stress Claims Expected from Southwest Airlines Engine Failure

Being on an airplane more than six miles in the air when an engine blows up and sends shrapnel through a window is an experience so scary that aviation lawyers say it’s not just the family of the woman killed …