Topic: Northwest Airlines Flight 188
New ways of handling air traffic, including 3-D infrared upfront, may cut delays and improve airline safety.
The FAA moved quickly to revoke Northwest pilots' licenses. But their mistake raises thorny issues. Do cockpits need better monitoring? Does communication between flight controllers and the US military need improvement?
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?
The FAA is working on new rules regarding fatigue and other aspects of pilot conduct in the cockpit.