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Seven Years Later: Qantas Flight 32

Saturday marks seven years since Qantas flight 32 experienced an in air emergency over Indonesia. The incident was the first major one for the Airbus A380, which at the time, was a two year old aircraft. Although the flight landed safely with no injuries to the 469 passengers and crew on board, the incident had major repercussions across the industry. The aircraft, the Airbus A380, was the first that had been delivered to Qantas, was on a routine flight from…

British Airways Shows Off Its Latest Safety Video

On Monday, British Airways showcased its latest onboard safety video, featuring numerous high profile celebrities including Gordon Ramsay, Sir Ian Mckellen and Rowan Atkinson. The video will be launched onboard British Airways' aircraft beginning on Sept. 1, 2017. [caption id="attachment_14243" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Rowan Atkinson features in the video (Photo: British…

Delta Air Lines Airbus A330-200 (N861NW): Three Incidents in One…

On May 20, Delta Air Lines flight 135 was in cruise, near the end of its long-haul flight to Detroit from Amsterdam. While preparing for the upcoming approach into Detroit, the flight crew noticed vibrations in the right-hand engine of the Airbus A330. As a precaution, the flight crew decided…

Allegiant’s Safety Troubles Continue to Mount as Airline Takes Delivery…

Last year AirlineGeeks published a story detailing the findings of an FAA investigation into Allegiant Airlines. The investigation into the airline found no major issues or flaws which resulted in Allegiant not being fined. The audit of the airline was prompted after 42 of Allegiant’s 86 aircraft broke down in mid-air at…

CWA Campaign to Further Protect Airline and Airport Employees Ends…

Since 2001, the Communications Workers of America has been a large part of a campaign to prevent violence against flight attendants and other airline and airport workers. On Jan. 5, the office of the Attorney General sent a letter out to congressmen who had expressed concerns that a law passed…

A Lesson on the Importance of Crew Resource Management

On Dec. 28, 1978, United flight 173 was approaching Portland after an evening flight from Denver. The Douglas DC-8 was operated by an experienced flight crew with a combined total of over 35,000 flight hours between the three. As the crew lowered the landing gear for their approach, a loud…

Consumers Discover Drones as FAA Scrambles to Regulate Them

Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in the North Star Newsmagazine of the Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, MO and on FHNtoday.com, the digital media site of FHN Media. In what some would describe as a technological revolution, many companies are looking to expand their product lines into…