Air travel is safe (and most air traffic controllers don’t nod off), but there are warning signs aviation officials must grapple with.
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.
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.
Ash cloud from Iceland's spewing volcano halted air traffic across a wide swath of Europe on Thursday.
With a good safety record and robust backup systems, the Airbus 330 wouldn't be easily downed by lightning, they say.
A safety alert in December cautioned against flying on autopilot in icy conditions.
There are fewer military pilots to draw from, plus economic difficulties in the industry.