Tag: United States

FAA Failing To Ensure Airline Pilots Retain Flying Skills

The U.S. government is falling short in ensuring airline pilots keep up their flying skills and get full training on how to monitor sophisticated automated control systems in cockpits, according to the Transportation Department’s internal watchdog. Most modern airline flying is done through automated systems that pilots closely monitor. Pilots typically use manual flying skills […]

Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria and Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. Officials reported details of the latest strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports. Strikes in Syria Attack, fighter and remotely […]

NASA: Green Aviation Technology Could Save Industry $255 Billion

A six-year NASA mission to advance green aviation has wrapped up and the results are in: If U.S. airlines embrace certain technologies to reduce fuel burn, noise and air pollution, they could save $255 billion over 25 years. That’s the upshot of the Environmentally Responsible Aviation project that was led out of NASA Langley Research […]

Experts From China, UK and US Participate in Su-24 ‘Black Box’ Decoding

Experts from China, Great Britain and the US have participated in decoding of the flight recorder of the Russian Su-24 jet downed by Turkey over Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Foreign experts have no complaints over Su-24 “black box” decoding, the Defense Ministry added. The decoding of the “black box” from a Russian warplane […]

Havana Air Launches Direct Booking Service to Cuba for U.S. Travelers

United States based airline, Havana Air, has announced that it will be the first carrier to launch a fully automated air reservation system for direct flight bookings to Cuba. The game-changing rollout, which will go live on January 1, 2016, allows users to effortlessly book their flights via the airline’s website. Through the website’s user-friendly […]