When the French found the black boxes from Air France flight 447 nearly two years after the A330 airplane crashed in the Atlantic off Brazil, it was an incredible feat. But now, the French probably are wishing those black boxes remained on the floor of the ocean, because its national … Read the post
It looks like search teams have found most of the wreckage from the Air France flight that went down off the coast of Brazil back in 2009. Anyone want to guess what they’ll be able to figure out from this?
I’m sure a lot of you have been wondering why I haven’t written about the Southwest 737 that had a big hole open up inflight last week. It was big news for sure, but I just didn’t know enough beyond the basic information to make a post worthwhile. Southwest is … Read the post
Qantas A380: Now We Know Why the Planes Were Grounded — and It’s Scary – BNET Headwinds
As more details on the A380 grounding come out, it becomes more clear why Qantas grounded the airplane.
How Southwest Measures the Success of “Bags Fly Free” – BNET Headwinds
Last week at Media Day, Southwest got into survey details on how it measures success of Bags Fly Free.
Airline reviews: Find out if an airline is any good – Budget Travel
Sean … Read the post
Believe it or not, this is actually the fifth September 11th that I’ve written a post, … Read the post
American Airlines, oneworld Increased Offer to Japan Air Lines May Not Be Enough – BNET
American is desperately trying to keep JAL in oneworld, but it’s not looking good.
oneworld Alliance Will be Much Weaker if Japan Air Lines Leaves – BNET
If JAL leaves … Read the post
How many of you know what EMAS is? I can guarantee that the 34 people on a US Airways Express jet in Charleston West Virginia now are intimately familiar with it. It prevented them from plunging off a mountain. This mountain. Seriously.
EMAS stands for … Read the post
I don’t like to dwell on these end-of-year facts and figures too often, but sometimes I think it’s worth pausing to take a look. For example, let’s take a look at airline safety in 2009. It was actually a very safe year. There were 30 fatal “airliner” accidents that ended … Read the post
Though the ultimate reason for the Air France A330 crash in the South Atlantic will likely never be known for sure, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recently issued an urgent Airworthiness Directive to replace certain Thales-manufactured pitot tubes on A330/A340 airplanes. A pitot tube problem is one … Read the post