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NASA Shares Air Traffic Tools With FAA

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Sep 04, 2014

The latest piece to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) NextGen initiative was announced recently as NASA released its Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSS) computer software tool to the FAA. NextGen is a major overhaul of the nation’s air traffic control system to enable satellite based control in an effort to save time and fuel and increase capacity and safety. TSS supports these goals by creating more efficient flight paths for landing planes. Let’s take a closer look at TSS and why it is so important and the effect it will have on future flights.

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Tags: Aviation News

Will The Skies Soon Be Filled With Amazon Drones?

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Aug 21, 2014

We’ve all seen the headlines about Amazon using drones to deliver goods right to your door. And since Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, announced the company’s plan to use “octocopters” for making same-day deliveries — called Prime Air — there has been a lot of talk about commercial drone use. So just how close are we to realizing a sky filled with drones?

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Tags: Aviation News

Living-Wage Standards for Contract Workers Coming To An Airport Near You

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jul 31, 2014

Throughout the country, thousands of low-wage workers have been protesting their low-wage jobs: from fast food to our nation’s airports. Politicians and regulators seem to have heard the airport contract workers and have passed -- or are in the process of passing -- higher minimum wages.

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Tags: Aviation News

The FAA's New Hiring Process Leave Students Up In The Air

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Last November, the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) announced a new initiative that involved hiring more than six thousand air traffic controllers over the next few years. As part of this new initiative, the FAA also announced a new hiring practice that is changing the way candidates prepare and are selected into the FAA academy, which trains air traffic controllers.

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Tags: Aviation News

Aviation News: How ALIAS Might Change Autopilot

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Jun 05, 2014

Earlier this year, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced that the Obama administration would work to shrink the size of the U.S. Army to pre-World War II levels due to budget concerns. Since then, the Department of Defense (DoD) has announced various ways it plans to do more with less, including creating more autonomous full-scale aircraft and the IT systems that support automation.

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Tags: Aviation News

4 Things That Cost More For Airline Customers Now And In The Future

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, May 08, 2014

It seems like the cost of everything related to air travel is going up. And while price increases for fuel are expected, other, less common aspects of flying are getting more expensive as well. Let’s take a look at four things, other than oil, making the cost of flying soar.

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Tags: Aviation News

Who's Hiring in the Airline Industry?

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Apr 24, 2014

While the recent storms that affected airline travel nationwide did have some negative impact on jobs in the airline industry, overall, we’re starting to see an increase in hiring across the board. That’s great news for pilots, flight staff, flight crew, and all the folks at your local airport who help it run seamlessly.

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Tags: Aviation News

The Future of Air Travel

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Apr 03, 2014

Our cell phones get smarter, lighter, and faster every year, so why shouldn’t air travel? An industry that, by its nature, doesn’t often make visible strides in technology has some pretty exciting features just around the corner.

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Tags: Aviation News

FAA Says No Experience Needed for Air Traffic Controllers

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

In the past, any person interested in becoming an air traffic controller needed military or aviation experience. Now those restrictions have been removed, and experience is no longer required for the position.

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Tags: Aviation News, MISC

New FAA Rule: Pilots, Please Turn Off All Electronic Devices

Posted by Brenda Stoltz on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

While passengers have been asked to turn off their cell phones, tablets, computers, and e-readers for years, pilots have never been required to adhere to this policy...until now.

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Tags: Aviation News, Aviation Security and Safety

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