Aviation Safety

  • Alaska Airlines Pioneers: New Technology for Preventing Runway Accidents

    Alaska Airlines is the first US airline to implement the Runway Awareness and Advisory System. The new system uses GPS technology to track an aircraft's ground movements for runway safety, and automatically issues warnings to pilots if they are entering...
    By Andrew Jones April 5, 2011 

  • Which Seat on a Plane is the Safest Seat to Fly In?

    Going online to pick the seats for your next flight and want to know the safest seats on airplane? This article helps you pick the seats with the best survival rate if your air travel ends in an unplanned maneuver.
    By Tim Plaehn February 14, 2011 

  • Baggage Fees: Who Has Them & How to Beat Them

    For “Learner” travelers, the question arises of what are baggage fees for different airlines and it can be an enlightening experience. However, every traveler should reasonably be expected to practice the art of packing, as it can result in...
    By johnsinit January 13, 2011 


  • Global Positioning System (GPS) and The Aviation Industry

    Since the time of its introduction, the global positioning system (GPS) bestowed innumerable benefits on the aviation industry. GPS has drastically increased the safety of airplanes in air. The article describes the importance of GPS use in airplane...
    By Raunekk January 9, 2011 

  • How Airplanes Use Radar

    Radar is one of the most important devices on an airplane as far as airplane navigation is concerned. Airplane radar helps promote safe flights even in bad weather conditions. How does an airplane radar work and what is its importance? Let's find...
    By Raunekk January 9, 2011 

  • Bird Avoidance Technology for Airplanes

    The airline industry is constantly challenged with the prospect of strikes from airborne animals such as birds and bats. In order to combat this eventuality, bird avoidance technology for airplanes has been implemented both in the design of airplanes...
    By Jason C. Chavis November 20, 2010 


  • US Aviation Transportation System 'In Peril'

    A report released by the National Research Council found that the nation's air transportation system is "in peril," as is the United States' dominance in world aviation.
    By smyke September 18, 2010 

  • Report Released on 777 Crash in London

    The British Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has released an interim report on the crash of a Boeing 777-200ER which occurred on January 17, 2008 at London's Heathrow International Airport. The conclusions are surprising.
    By Andrew Jones September 18, 2010 

  • Information and Facts about Taxiway Lights

    This article details the various taxiway markings and taxiway lights utilized at airports in the United States. Taxiway markers, edge markings, and runway holding position markings are discussed.
    By BuckJamesk August 16, 2010 

  • How Airplanes Stop

    How do airplanes stop? In this article, I will explain how a combination of several systems brings an airplane to a stop
    By Finn Orfano July 6, 2010 
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