Flights

United Airlines answer to the pilot shortage: Its own flight school

The United Aviate Academy officially opened Thursday outside Phoenix, putting the school’s first class of about 60 students on a streamlined path to a new career.”I am very excited for it,” student pilot Adela Gallegos told CNN. The 23-year-old studied business administration in college and had no previous flying experience up until last month. “Because …

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First FAA Approval for Autonomous Flight American Robotics

CEO of American Robotics reflects on first FAA approval of autonomous flight: one year later By Jim Magilli One year after the company he leads became the first drone system manufacturer to receive FAA approval to operate an autonomous drone system without human oversight, Reese Mozer, CEO of American Robotics, said automation will be the …

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Rights groups sue Royal Jet over Bahrain rendition flight | News

The Emirates airline flew dissident Ahmed Jaffar Mohammed Ali from Serbia to Bahrain, where he is being tortured, human rights groups say. Emirati airline RoyalJet may have violated a European Court of Human Rights order and UN human rights treaties by carrying out the “unlawful” rendition of a Bahraini dissident from Serbia, a group of …

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American Airlines flight attendant accused of violating mask policy in photo

The professor of health policy at Johns Hopkins University argues that the “simple strategy” for trying to prevent COVID from spreading is to stay away from others if they are exposed, be careful with the vulnerable and stay home if you feel sick. Days after a Utah single mom said she was thrown off an …

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Cincinnati Bengals AFC Championship Game: Flight Delays Cost Fans

Cincinnatian Michelle Dorward Jones goes to Cincinnati Bengals games to have fun, but she will also be collecting content for her blog and Instagram account, Hey Michelle, promoting things to do in Cincinnati. But due to flight cancellations, delays and a missed connection, she missed Sunday’s AFC Championship game in Kansas City, which the Cincinnati …

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First all-electric passenger plane set to take flight

By Jennifer Korn | CNN The world’s first all-electric passenger aircraft is preparing to take flight. The Alice, a plane developed by Israeli company Eviation, went through engine testing last week at Arlington Municipal Airport north of Seattle. According to Eviation CEO Omer Bar-Yohay, the Alice is just weeks away from its first flight. With …

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Russian signal jammers again accused of interfering with flights entering Israel

Planes flying into Israel from the west are again experiencing problems due to a signal-spoofing system installed by Russia in Syria, Israeli news channel Kan reports. According to the report, pilots started having problems a few weeks ago, and Israel has sent a message to Moscow saying that the system is disrupting its civilian airspace, …

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JetBlue passengers stranded for hours at JFK Airport

Chaos broke out at New York’s JFK airport Sunday night after hundreds of JetBlue passengers were stranded on the tarmac for hours. Other airline passengers lamented being held hostage in the airport terminals overnight as JetBlue refused to cancel their flights until the last minute due to weather delays. At one point, about 20 inbound …

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