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FAA Changes Takeoff and Landing Rules At Major Airports Because Collisions Are Bad

The FAA is rolling out a new rule for air traffic controllers that’s designed to reduce the risk of airplane collisions. [More]

Are Heavier Airline Passengers At Greater Risk For Harm?

Are Heavier Airline Passengers At Greater Risk For Harm?

Usually when we bring up the topic of weight and air travel it involves either passenger comfort or controversial airline policies regarding “customers of size.” But some worry that outdated safety standards are actually putting people at risk while flying. [More]

Airline Gives Kung Fu Training To New Cabin Crew Members

Airline Gives Kung Fu Training To New Cabin Crew Members

While the TSA keeps rolling out ineffective new scanning and groping techniques to keep our airplanes safe from bottles of water and shampoo, the folks at Hong Kong Airlines have gone an extra step, requiring all new cabin crew members to undergo martial arts training. [More]

FAA Makes Changes To Keep Air Traffic Controllers From Falling Asleep On The Job

FAA Makes Changes To Keep Air Traffic Controllers From Falling Asleep On The Job

Following a rash of incidents — like this one and this one — where air traffic controllers were caught snoozing on the job, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued some new rules that will hopefully give the controllers more rest and more supervision. [More]

Another Day, Another Air Traffic Controller Asleep On The Job

Another Day, Another Air Traffic Controller Asleep On The Job

The Air Traffic Controller Sleeping Epidemic of 2011 continues. Yet another worker responsible for keeping planes from crashing into one another has fallen asleep on the job, with the FAA investigating yet again. [More]

2nd Air Traffic Controller Could Be Fired For Snoozing On The Job

2nd Air Traffic Controller Could Be Fired For Snoozing On The Job

The second air traffic controller in a month could lose his job for catching some z’s up in the tower. FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt told Congress that the controller was “found intentionally sleeping.” What defines “intentional sleeping?” He had cushions and a blanket, meaning he brought materials to work with him to help him sleep. [More]