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Category Archives: Safety and Security

Coronavirus on board

JetBluejetBlue aircraft has banned a passenger for life, so he can never fly jetBlue again. In New York the passenger boards a flight to Palm Beach, FL. He knows he might be infected with the coronavirus, but doesn’t yet know the test result. During the flight he receives a text message saying that he tested positive for the virus. But he doesn’t cough or sneeze on the plane. (more…)...
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Delta discriminates Muslim passengers

Delta Air Lines must pay an amazingly low fine of $50,000 (€45,000) for discriminating customers. In addition, the carrier must provide civil rights training to certain Delta flight and cabin crews and customer service representatives. This can be read in a US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) dissent order issued on January 24, 2020. Also, the DOT requires the carrier to enhance its e-training civil rights program.

Uncomfortable and nervous

The reason is that flight attendants - backed by their captain - appear to have discriminated Muslim passengers...
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Disturbing facts about Boeing

Boeing’s credibility has goneThe grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is unique and detrimental to Boeing’s reputation. But many other facts have emerged that also undermine Boeing’s credibility. Crashes of Boeing planes appear to have a lot to do with how Boeing operates.

Parallels with recent crashes

The New York Times has uncovered how careless the plane maker operates from a safety perspective. Profits seem to be more important than safety. Small wonder that Boeing has influenced reports about Boeing crashes in an attempt to minimize its responsibility. All those interventions...
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Delta dumps fuel on schools

Dumping fuel"Drops of water were coming down. I thought it was a rainbow, and I looked up, but it was gasoline." A fifth-grader in Los Angeles tells about this experience right next to his school. Many schoolkids have a similar experience. It appears that a Delta Air Lines plane is dumping fuel over a populated area while it is returning to the airport.

Engine issue

Delta explains that the plane experienced an engine issue and acknowledges the incident, but can’t say more about it as it continues to investigate the issue....
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2019 is the 3rd or 7th safest year in aviation

Crash landingIn 2019, 20 fatal airliner accidents with fatalities occurred. The number of fatalities is 283, reports the Aviation Safety Network. The number of accidents is higher than the 5-year average of 14 accidents. But the number of fatalities is considerably lower than the 5-year average of 480 fatalities.

Fatal airliner accidents

Thirteen accidents involved passenger flights, 6 were cargo flights. One out of the 20 accident airplanes was operated by an airline on the EU blacklist, down by 2 compared to 2018. Despite the increased number of accidents...
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