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A joint FAA-NASA program is seeking to mitigate issues caused by long post-taxi delays. (Photo: NASA)

Rollin’ to Your Runway Gets Faster and Greener

Does this airline experience sound familiar? Pushing back from the gate on time, you excitedly text family or friends that your flight will soon depart as scheduled. And then it happens. Long minutes pass as your jet sits idle on the ramp until receiving taxi clearance, or stuck awaiting takeoff at the end of a long conga line. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if departing airlines could be choreographed to travel in one continuous movement from pushback to takeoff through departure…

Decades After Changes Were Demanded, Airline Runway Excursions Remain Problematic

The sky was stormy overhead at Florida’s Jacksonville Naval Air Station the night of May 3, 2019. A small thunderstorm deluged rain with enough intensity that the captain of Miami Air International flight 293 turned the Boeing 737-800’s windshield wipers on and cranked them all the way to max. Chartered…

TSA Responds to Record Violent Passenger-Caused Flight Disruptions

When on Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists took chillingly easy command of four American commercial airliners, the tragedies ushered in a new era of how airline flight crews trained to deal with hijackers, and compliance was no longer the mandate. Now in the skies of 2021, as a reeling air travel…