Air Charters Had Deadliest Year Since 2000

. Reprinted from The Washington Post By Sholnn Freeman Accidents on charter flights killed 66 people in the United States last year, the highest total since 2000, transportation safety officials said yesterday. The air charter category includes medical helicopters,...

‘Toxic’ fumes found on passenger planes

. Reprinted from NEWS.com.au By staff writers PASSENGERS on some of the world’s popular airlines are reportedly breathing in contaminated air, an investigation has revealed. Swab samples taken by German television network, ARD, along with Swiss broadcasters...

In-flight toxic fume cases rise

    Toxic fumes are increasingly being pumped into aircraft cabins during flights, putting the health of passengers and pilots at risk and raising the chances of an airline disaster. Figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that 109 flights were...

Airplane Maintenance: Maybe Not a Place to Skimp

. By JOE SHARKEY HAVING been in an airplane crash, I can tell you that nothing focuses the attention quite so intensely as staring out the window and seeing that a piece of the wing is suddenly missing. So passengers sitting in the window seats on the port side of US...

SFO to test system that checks runway traffic

  San Francisco International Airport, which is on a federal list of risky airports for near-collisions on runways or incidents in which pilots get confused when they’re taxiing, will participate in an experimental safety program that uses high-tech gadgetry on...