12/02/13 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pilots are becoming so reliant on computer systems that do most of the flying in today's airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they're sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies....
By Carolyn Thompson | 12/02/13 09:25 AM
Now you have to pass through security to leave the airport. Futuristic unmanned portals have replaced officers at the security exits of two small Northeast airports, adding a few seconds in a bulletproof glass pod to the end of every passenger's trip.
12/01/13 12:41 PM
The White House says Obama will continue to stay in touch with New York officials throughout the day.
By Paul Bedard | 11/27/13 09:28 AM
As the nation hits the road for Thanksgiving, the deadliest holiday for car wrecks, a new federal audit is cheering the development of high-tech crash avoidance systems that could help prevent three-quarters of the 5 million annual accidents that kill tens of thousands of Americans a year. A...
By Paul Bedard | 11/26/13 03:30 PM
Predicting that 2 million passengers will be “yapping their innermost thoughts” on jets if the Federal Communications Commission OK’s cellphone use on aircrafts, a key senator has vowed to introduce legislation to kill the plan if necessary. “Imagine two million passengers, hurtling...
11/26/13 09:01 AM
(www.nbcbayarea.com) An FAA report, just made public, says an over-reliance on automated systems by pilots in the cockpits of commercial airlines have led to accidents and incidents in our skies
11/22/13 01:27 PM
(www.thestreet.com) The merger of US Airways and American likely will mean that one of two flight attendant unions must go, and the American union is twice as big as the US Airways union.
11/22/13 09:09 AM
OAKLAND -- In the latest twist in BART's tortured labor negotiations, the transit agency's directors on Thursday risked another strike by rejecting a costly paid family leave provision that they say was mistakenly included in the final contract. Union leaders slammed the move but were mum on...
11/21/13 10:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are "outdated," and it's time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others. Tom Wheeler, the new chairman of the Federal...
By Justin Pritchard | 11/21/13 09:33 AM
LOS ANGELES — A New Jersey energy company required by an unusual legal settlement to build an extensive network of electric car chargers throughout California has delivered just 10 percent of what it promised in the first year. By fortifying the state's still-spotty charging infrastructure,...
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