Pilot Shortages Continue to Cause Significant U.S. Flight Disruptions

Airline passengers this summer can continue to expect record flight cancellations as the aviation industry wages its battle against one of the largest pilot shortages to date.  Where the crisis has stemmed from Airlines in the United States have struggled to meet demand that is considered high by pre-pandemic standards…

Republic Airways Requests Exemption From 1,500-Hour Rule To Address Pilots…

The airline industry has been worrying for many years about a possible upcoming shortage of pilots to fly all the aircraft needed to cover the networks of all carriers. With all the “baby boomers” approaching their retirement age, it was feared that there would not be enough new pilots to…

Joby Aviation, ANA Form Partnership to Launch Air Taxi Service

On Feb. 14, ANA and Joby Aviation announced an agreement that will see Japan's largest airline unite with the aerospace company to offer aerial ridesharing services to Japan. Toyota Motor Corporation has also joined the agreement — with plans to study potential topics such as ground-based mobility. Joby's intention to…

Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX Returns to the Skies

On Tuesday, Ethiopian Airlines operated its first Boeing 737 MAX flight almost three years after regulators grounded the fleet globally — following two deadly accidents involving the aircraft.  The flight was scheduled for arrival in Kenya but remained within Ethiopia due to weather surrounding the area. Passengers on board the…

The Boeing 737 MAX Will Soon Fly Again in China

A week before Chinese New Year, Chinese carriers are still busy readying their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to get back to the sky. They are hoping to use those jets to add capacity to the travel rush around Chinese New Year. On Dec. 2, 2021, the Civil Aviation Administration of…

Opinion: The U.S. Should Reconsider How it Handles Unruly Passenger…

As a country, the U.S. needs to seriously re-evaluate how it deals with the rise in unruly passenger cases onboard flights nationwide. An astonishing 5,981 cases of unruly behavior onboard commercial aircraft were reported to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2021. Despite this high number, 350 enforcement actions were…

FAA Referring Disruptive Passengers for Criminal Prosecution

The FAA has begun referring cases of disruptive passengers to the FBI and Department of Justice for prosecution. The agency has referred 37 cases of disruptive passengers to the FBI since August. The number of disruptive and unruly passengers has been on the rise this year due to pushback from…

Maskless Travel Is Returning on SAS. When Could the U.S.…

Scandinavian Airlines, known most commonly worldwide as SAS, made headlines this weekend as it announced that passengers traveling within Denmark, Sweden and Norway would no longer be required to wear a face mask onboard its aircraft. The move was followed by other local carriers Norwegian, Flyr, and Widerøe, the latter…

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…