Aviation schools are gearing up to teach students how to fly drones. Dozens of schools now offer courses in what's known as UAS — unmanned aircraft systems — which range from drones as big as small planes to 2-foot-wide mini-helicopters. Embry-Riddle now offers the first UAS master's degree program.
From stronger seats to flight crew training that emphasizes a quick exit from the plane, improved standards are making crashes more survivable. The Asiana crash's statistics are no longer a rarity.
Air travel is safe (and most air traffic controllers don’t nod off), but there are warning signs aviation officials must grapple with.
Experts and equipment converge on Chile to help rescue the workers and keep their spirits up.
Photos already offer clues to the cause of the Afriqiyah Airways Libyan plane crash Wednesday, says an aviation safety expert. And some are asking, why is a 10-year-old Dutch boy the sole survivor?
Investigators are searching for the cause of a US Navy T-39N trainer jet crash in Georgia. Before the crash, the plane was seen flying at low levels, which can be 'terribly unforgiving,' an expert says.
The East Coast is bracing for Wednesday's big snow storm. New York is expected to bear the brunt this time, with airlines already canceling flights in the region and schools shut for the day.
Two unruly passengers caused security emergencies Wednesday, putting the US on edge after the failed Christmas Day terror attempt. But reports of air rage are actually going down.
Clues to Flight 447's failure may lie in Airbus tail section found Monday. Some airlines are starting to replace the instruments, known as Pitot tubes.