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Tray Table Up! Airplane Safety Rules Explained

Orbitz.com | Posted 03.30.2016 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog The window shades are open, our trays are in an upright position and the cabin lights have been dimmed...

Pilot in Command: Remembering an Aviator Who Changed the World

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 10.13.2016 | World
Sabra Gertsch

He believed the B-47 Stratojet was the most elegant machine he'd ever seen and insisted it was the crown jewel of the jet age. His fearless acrobatics trained the large jet to toss a nuclear bomb, and he logged more hours flying that swept-wing wonder than any other Boeing test pilot.

Spies in the Sky -- Is Your Privacy at Risk?

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Jeb Harrison

The uproar over the prying eyes in the skies has been sparking legal debate over the past year, and is reaching a fever pitch. Just recently sunbathers and picnickers at a public park in Tiburon, Calif. called for a ban on drone use.

Amanda Terkel

Thousands Of Aviation Workers Still Furloughed

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 4,000 federal employees remained temporarily out of work for the fourth day in a row on Tuesday, as Congress appeared no closer t...

In Defense of Napping Air Traffic Controllers

Danny Groner | Posted 06.21.2011 | Travel
Danny Groner

The Department of Transportation, led by Ray LaHood, announced new rules this week that will force controllers to have more time off between shifts and to be accompanied by a partner.

FAA Responds To Removal Of Oxygen Masks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

In an article published last week, Gizmodo reported that the FAA was removing oxygen masks from 6,00 airplane bathrooms in the name of "national secur...

Teen Arrested For Pointing Laser At Landing Plane

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A 14-year old girl was arrested on Tuesday evening for pointing a laser at a plane landing at Los Angeles International Airport, CNN reports. The pla...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Ignorance and Greed Compete for Primacy: The Slick Politics of Oil Spills

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

In the world of aviation, if a systemic flaw is found in the design of an aircraft, the entire fleet is grounded. As any responsible leader would, President Obama prudently halted deep water drilling for six months.

The Legacy of TWA Flight 800

Robert Davey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Davey

Whether the FAA has the nerve to impose a new expense of hundreds of thousands of dollars per aircraft remains to be seen. Whether the rule is necessary is another question.