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February 8, 2012 - 2:29pm
John Goglia

I would bet that I am not the only one involved with aviation who has had emergency evacuations on his mind. Many of us watching the nightmare crash and sinking of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy in January were horrified by the unprofessional approach to evacuating the ship.

February 6, 2012 - 9:24pm
Matt Thurber
Model of Hughes H-1 Racer

Get ready for some serious angst. The FAA reauthorization just passed by the U.S. House and Senate includes specific direction to the FAA regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Elements of the legislation include a Sept.

February 6, 2012 - 12:15pm
Jeff Burger
Myriam Burger in 2004

Every now and then, I go through the voicemails on my office phone and delete the ones I no longer need. I usually end up trashing all of them–with the exception of two that I’ve held onto for years.

February 5, 2012 - 5:58pm
Bill Carey
US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with leaders of the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) over coffee at the Mayflower hotel in downtown Washington. Based in Louisville, Ky., site of the UPS Worldport international air hub, the IPA represents 2,650 pilots who fly freight for Big Brown.

February 3, 2012 - 12:57pm
Paul Lowe
Inhofe and Ford discuss Pilots' Bill of Rights

After a run-in with the long arm of FAA enforcers in 2010, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced a “Pilot’s Bill of Rights” in the Senate. The stated purpose of S. 1335 is to provide fairer treatment and more access to information during FAA enforcement actions.

January 31, 2012 - 7:54am
Jennifer Leach English
AIN Blog: Behind the Scenes at Business Jet Traveler, February/March 2012

AIN Publications, AINonlines parent company, publishes Business Jet Traveler and many other magazines, including on-site airshow dailies in seven countries.

January 27, 2012 - 6:17pm
Charles Alcock
After success as CEO of AIrbus, Tom Enders will be CEO its parent EADS from June

Surprise, surprise: Airbus CEO Tom Enders is to be the new chief executive of the European airframer’s parent group EADS, succeeding Louis Gallois, who is due to step down—at the end of his mandate—after the company’s annual general meeting on May 31.

January 25, 2012 - 4:06pm
Nigel Moll
Air Tran Boeing 717

One of the pillars of modern aviation safety, cockpit resource management was introduced to commercial aviation more than two decades ago. Among other things, CRM was meant to draw the curtain on the era of the submissive copilot and flight engineer cowed by an overbearing “gear up, shut up” captain.

January 24, 2012 - 3:54pm
Wilson S. Leach
Wilson S. Leach

Orville and Wilbur got things airborne just over one hundred years ago, and for the most part it has been a reasonably steady climb-out. But don’t try to sell that to today’s aviation executives. More than three years have passed since the Great Recession began, and an increasing number of my business colleagues are telling me they are tired of hunkering down. So am I.

January 24, 2012 - 1:41pm
Curt Epstein
Garriott (l.) made it into space but not by the way he originally planned.

For fans of the U.S. space program, the next few years will be as much about looking at the past as gazing ahead to the future.

 
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