FAA proposes $210,000 civil penalty against Alaska Airlines

. By Linda Blachly | May 14, 2012 The FAA is proposing a civil penalty of $210,000 against Seattle-based Alaska Airlines (AS) for allegedly failing to properly document and tag deactivated systems and equipment before making repairs. In a statement, the FAA alleged...

Passengers Burned By Hot Coffee or Tea On Flights.

  Recently several passengers have sued after flight attendants spilled coffee on passengers during separate flights. A Canadian man was asleep when coffee was spilled on his arm. When he took his shirt off, his skin came off with it.  A woman suffered burns when a...

Passengers On Upset Flight Sue Airline

. By Russ Niles, Editor-in-Chief, AVweb A $20 million class action lawsuit has been launched against Air Canada by passengers aboard a Toronto-Zurich flight that was mistakenly thrown into a dive by one of the pilots. As we reportedAt least 16 people, 14 passengers...

F22 Raptor Pilots Should Carry Carbon Monoxide Detectors.

     Having watched last night’s 60 minutes program describing the problems with the air delivery system on the F22 Raptor-   I cannot help but wonder if the F22 environmental control system is contaminated with oil. Apparently, one article advises that testing...

Plane Crashed on Purpose to Help People Survive

. Story by Jim Avila, ABC News Discovery TV orchestrated a deliberate test crash of a Boeing 727, giving researchers an inside look at what happens when a plane goes down. The test was done in a Mexican desert and was recorded by multiple cameras. But beyond the...