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8Aug, 14

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared over five months ago, and there is still no trace of it. The search continues though. Australian officials announced on Wednesday that it has retained a private Dutch company, Fugro, to search for the wreckage. Fugro is reportedly one of the world’s largest oil and gas service firms and has ... more

6Aug, 14

An Air Algerie plane crashed on Thursday, July 24, killing all 116 aboard. Flight 5017, a MD-83, disappeared from radar during a rainstorm while en route from Ouagadougou to Algiers. The French military located the wreckage in Mali and retrieved the “black boxes.” There were no Americans on board. The cause of the crash has ... more

23Jul, 14

After several days of what can only be described as chaos, it seems that the investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may finally be moving forward in a positive direction. Facing mounting pressure, pro-Russian separatists agreed to turn over the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder from the doomed plane to ... more

18Jul, 14

A determination of the cause of crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 has been quick. It is now clear that the aircraft was hit by a surface-to-air missile, which caused the deaths of 298 innocent people. It also seems relatively clear that the missile was fired by Russian separatists, but exactly who and the extent ... more

17Jul, 14

Malaysia Airlines Flight Crashes in Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines lost another Boeing 777 today when it crashed in Ukraine, in the Donetsk region near the Russian border, amid allegations that it was shot down. The plane was en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. There were 295 people aboard. Reports indicate that the plane has been ... more

12Jul, 14

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning a phased integration of drones over a period of five years. Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), are increasingly used for commercial applications, yet are largely unregulated. The lack of guidance on what is and is not allowed creates a clear safety issues with potentially disastrous ... more

8Jul, 14

Sunday, July 6, marked the one-year anniversary of the Asiana Flight 214 crash at the San Francisco International Airport. Everyone has now seen the video of the plane as it struck the seawall. Both engines and the tail section of the plane broke off, and the remainder of the plane cartwheeled and caught fire. The ... more

1Jul, 14

In the wake of the Asiana Flight 214 crash at San Francisco International Airport (“SFO”), the National Transportation Safety Administration (“NTSB”) recommended on Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) convene a special design certification review of the auto-throttle system on the plane involved, a Boeing 777. Flight 214 struck the seawall at SFO when ... more