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18 Ways You’re Driving Flight Attendants Insane

There was a time, not so very long ago, when flying was a genteel endeavor; where people dressed up and dined on board, and flight attendants were more like skyborne hosts than mid-air police. Those days are gone.

Why remotely piloted airliners are not the solution to aircraft accidents

Remote airliner

Analysis: In the wake of the Germanwings crash, some pundits and other experts are suggesting remotely piloted airliners as a viable remedy for incapacitated — or even rogue — pilots.

But as an airline captain, I can't picture an airliner completely reliant on ground-based guidance, data and analysis.

Breakthrough for aviation safety: EU Parliament rejects flawed flight time rules news

European pilots and cabin crew welcome today’s decision of the EU Parliament Transport Committee to reject the Commission proposal for new flight time rules in Europe. With a large majority of 21 to 13 votes, the EP Members voted for the rejection of the proposal which contains several significant safety loopholes.

Passengers are concerned after it is revealed pilots could be awake for 22 hours

Pilot fatigue
Air passengers are concerned about proposed changes to flying rules that could lead to an aircraft being flown by a pilot who has been awake for 22 hours, according to a new poll.

Air India Pilots sleep as flight attendant turns off autopilot on Bangkok-Delhi flight

Air India Stewardess

MUMBAI: Two Air India pilots put the lives of 166 passengers on a Bangkok-Delhi flight in danger by taking a 40-minute break from the cockpit and getting two flight attendants to operate the plane in their absence. Their stunt almost ended in disaster after one of the flight attendants accidentally turned off the auto-pilot, forcing the pilots to rush back to their seats.

EU’s Move To Single-Sky Initiative Delayed

European Single Sky

The European Commission (EC) has been pressing member states to comply with Single European Sky targets. But as it turns out, many of them do not and that does not bode well for one of Europe's key aviation policy projects, which aims to eliminate national borders, triple European airspace capacity and halve air traffic control costs by 2020.

Captain Dead-Tired gets help from a special friend

Santa calls the EU Transport Commission in Brussels to inform them why there will be no Christmas presents this year in Europe...

Fatigue kills!


Today, the European Aviation Safety Agency published a controversial proposal on EU Flight Time Limitations (FTL), which will put at risk the safety of European passengers. See video below.

FAA proposal to drastically increase the number of flight hours for first officer...

Washington DC (21 March 2012) Airline advocates are concerned that a proposal by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to drastically increase the number of flight hours for first officers could hurt hiring in the regional airline sector and damage the image of US regulators in the international community.


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