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Securing the Safety of the Business Traveler and the Overseas Workforce Yields Duty of Care

Iram Ganju | Posted 08.26.2016 | Business
Iram Ganju

As we prepare for our first international conference, someone asked what significance does the date of October 26th has to do with the Duty of Care Day?

What Good's A Forum If Nobody Can Get To It?

Michael Gill | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Michael Gill

The fact that the world's governments are even able to meet in New York is thanks to modern air transport. However, providing safe, efficient and reliable air service does not just help diplomats reach UN headquarters. Aviation plays a more fundamental role in helping to support development around the world.

Why Drones May Save Aviation

Andrew Schmertz | Posted 07.18.2016 | Business
Andrew Schmertz

A friend allowed me to fly his new drone this weekend along a quiet area of the beaches in the Bronx, New York. He came prepared: He checked the new...

Everyone Deserves A Second Chance. Not.

Pam Ferderbar | Posted 07.11.2016 | Comedy
Pam Ferderbar

Seconds in lore are splendid. We've heard that love is better the second time around, factory seconds are almost as good as factory firsts and everyone deserves a second chance, but a lot of heartache, anxiety and brushes with death have been the result of giving people a second thwack at the piñata.

Looking Back on 50 Years of Flight

Rob Britton | Posted 06.28.2016 | Business
Rob Britton

50 years ago this week, at age 14, I took my first airline flight. My buddy Greg and I finished Sunday-morning caddying at a country club (earned five bucks for 18 holes!), got on our bikes, rode 9 miles to the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport, and - just for fun -- flew to Rochester Minnesota, 72 miles away. The ticket cost $10.50 round-trip.

NASA Is the Earth's Protector, Take 2

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.03.2016 | Science
Alan W. Silberberg

A few days ago I was a guest of NASA at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center which is located on the grounds of Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert.

Ottawa Starts The Party Early For Its "Big Year"

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Ottawa is in a celebratory mood. Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation is just a few months away -- they're calling it Canada's "big year" -- ...

How to Prevent the Collapse of Egyptian Tourism

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Following three aviation incidents in less than one year -- the Russian plane bombing in Sinai, the EgyptAir hijacking in Cyprus, and last week's crash in the Mediterranean -- we cannot but say that the overall situation has become disturbing.

Are Outside Consultants Impairing Aviation?

Eric Lipp | Posted 05.13.2016 | Travel
Eric Lipp

The word impairment is defined on www.dictionary.com as "the state of being diminished, weakened, or damaged, especially mentally or physically". Ouch, is that me?

Tied for Last Place: UN Shipping and Aviation Agencies Dragging Down Global Ambition on Climate Change

Bill Hemmings | Posted 05.10.2016 | Green
Bill Hemmings

Escaping mention in the Paris Agreement does not give these industries license to unravel its goals and yet, if left unmitigated, the fast growing emissions from these sectors will triple by 2050.

This Technology Could Keep Airports From Slaughtering Birds

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green

Humans may have a new, nonviolent tool to prevent collisions between birds and aircraft. Surrounding an airfield with a "sonic net" — meaning fillin...

What Flying Taught Me About Commercial Real Estate Investing

Michael Episcope | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Michael Episcope

Prior to cofounding Origin Investments, I was a trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. My greatest strength was being able to set aside my emotions. I never carried large positions overnight, and I never had an opinion about where the market was going, until one day I did.

Surviving A Crash & Avoiding Hypothermia (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Jon Hotchkiss

On January 15, 2009 US Air flight 1549 took off from New York's LaGuardia airport headed for Charlotte, North Carolina. Three minutes into the flight,...

What Caused Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane to Crash?

Quora | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science
Quora

What Caused Lynyrd Skynyrd's Plane to Crash? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by p...

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

André Borschberg | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
André Borschberg

There is a well-known Chinese proverb that states: In every crisis, there is opportunity. But as many leaders know, in the middle of a disaster it feels impossible to think beyond the challenge at-hand.

12 Things Flight Attendants Wish You'd Stop Doing

David Anthony | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

What was going through your head when you decided that your flight from Detroit to Chicago would be the best time to cut your toenails. Ewww, gross.

Is Technology Creating the Traveler of a 'Lesser God'?

Maria Paravantes | Posted 03.15.2016 | Travel
Maria Paravantes

It's all about you, the customer and how to better meet your needs and make your travel experience as smooth as possible with the least possible setba...

What Aviation Can Teach Us About Failure

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Samie Al-Achrafi

As far back as I can remember, I've had an interest in how attitude and culture can influence lives, and often save them. I used to train airline crew...

Restoring Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

This was a bold and significant step forward along the remarkable path that we've traveled over the past year -- a year that has seen the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and so much more.

Nick Tramontano; an Aviator's Legacy of Kindness

Christine Negroni | Posted 02.15.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Consider this quote from Irish aviation executive Willie Walsh talking about the boss of a competing airline, Virgin's Richard Branson. "I don't lik...

Retail Chatter #11

June Haynes | Posted 02.11.2016 | Style
June Haynes

Will luxury travel experiences be competing with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's and Hermes? Or is this a trend in fashion like a pair of bell-bottom jeans?

CO2 standard is a milestone for air transport's sustainable future

Michael Gill | Posted 02.10.2016 | Green
Michael Gill

This week saw an important milestone for the aviation sector's ongoing efficiency drive with a technical, but important, new regulation taking shape a...

Congress's 270 Pages of Fantasy for FAA Funding

Andrew Schmertz | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Andrew Schmertz

The U.S House of Representatives has introduced a FAA reauthorization bill that has more fantasy in it than a George RR Martin novel. The bill, known ...

Congress Is About to Screw Up the Safest Aviation System in the World

Andrew Schmertz | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics
Andrew Schmertz

We must address -- today -- how air traffic control will move into the 21st century, how we are going to recruit people to become pilots amidst a national pilot shortage and how we can jump start our aircraft manufacturing industry.

WWJD? If Jesus Had Been a Pilot

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.22.2015 | Religion
Christine Negroni

Mark Palm thinks he knows what Jesus might do if he were a pilot. He might climb into the left seat of a Cessna 206 Amphibian and fly the 700 mile long Sepik River in Papua, New Guinea helping transport the sick to the region's only hospital.