This week, Southwest flight 1380 lost an engine in midair when one of its fan-blades cracked; it was the second time in recent years that this happened to one of Southwest’s Boeing 737s.
In September 2016, Southwest 3472 was forced to make an emergency landing due to an engine failure when one ofRead More
More than a dozen major US airports are now covered in facial-recognition cameras, installed by the DHS to scan people departing on international flights without the legally mandated federal review process.
The cameras suck, too: “the systems erroneously reject as many as 1 in 25 travelers using valid credentials.” At that rate, 1,632Read More
A spokesman from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Ault Field, WA, said of the unnamed crew behind the giant sky-dong, “we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable.”
The FAA will not take action, because “unless the act poses a safety risk, there isRead More
Last Friday, a white guy named Michael Christopher Estes walked into Asheville Regional Airport in North Carolina, dressed in black and carrying an AN/FO chemical explosive as well as sharp nails and bullets, used to create shrapnel in such bombs.
He was arrested and he told the arresting officers that his terrorist attackRead More
The US aviation industry is highly concentrated, with only four major airlines left in the country; for years, they’ve been lobbying to get rid of the FAA and take over their own safety oversight.
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In an announcement that included near-verbatim quotes from several aviation Big Four lobbyists, Donald TrumpRead More