Topic: Flight Safety Foundation
Air travel is safe (and most air traffic controllers don’t nod off), but there are warning signs aviation officials must grapple with.
04/25/2011 01:15 pm
Southwest Airlines fuselage failure wasn't expected to happen so soon, Boeing says. Of 80 planes ordered for inspection in US by FAA, all but two belong to Southwest Airlines.
04/05/2011 05:47 pm
The FAA called Monday for inspections of older Boeing 737s, after an incident on Friday in which the roof tore off Southwest Airlines Flight 812.
04/04/2011 07:00 pm
Concorde crash: A French court has found Continental Airlines and one of their mechanics to be guilty of manslaughter.
12/07/2010 12:35 am
Qantas A380 engine failure was possibly caused by an oil fire, according to Europe's top air safety official. The Qantas A380 flight last week had to make an emergency landing, due to the engine failure.
11/11/2010 10:31 am
An Airbus A380 operated by Qantas blew out an engine shortly after taking off from Singapore Thursday in the most serious incident involving the world’s biggest jetliner since its launch in 2007.
11/04/2010 04:31 pm
He delivered billions of dollars in aid to his home state. The Ted Stevens plane crash occurred in Alaska, a state that is no stranger to aviation accidents.
08/10/2010 08:25 pm
An Afriqiyah Airline jet carrying 104 people crashed on arrival at Tripoli's airport. The Libya plane crash killed all but one of the passengers, a young Dutch boy.
05/12/2010 11:48 am
Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.
04/15/2010 07:49 pm
The connection is whimsical. But flying is serious business, especially when passengers are aboard. And why did those Northwest pilots wander so far past Minneapolis?
10/24/2009 01:00 am
06/03/2009 01:00 am
With a good safety record and robust backup systems, the Airbus 330 wouldn't be easily downed by lightning, they say.
06/01/2009 01:00 am
A safety alert in December cautioned against flying on autopilot in icy conditions.
02/17/2009 12:00 am