The FAA has announced that it will consider granting exemptions to restrictions on small drones (UAS) for commercial use for Movie and TV production. Seven companies have… Read More »FAA Considers Allowing Studios To Use Drones For Filming
In his State of the Industry address to the IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO said, when referring… Read More »Making Sure Airplanes Don’t Disappear is Not Science Fiction, IATA’s Tony Tyler Says
This is not a post about aviation or aerospace, which is a bit of a departure from my usual topics on Flight Chic, but let… Read More »Beyond Cute: Google’s New Self-Driving Buggy is Poised to Improve Mobility for Disabled Persons
This March, I posted an update on the FAA’s all-clear for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner after its issues with lithium-ion batteries. In that post, I pointed out… Read More »NTSB Issues Wake-Up Call on Lithium-Ion Battery Testing. Will the Industry Press the Snooze Button?
The FAA has issued a new InFO Document banning the use of personal PEDs by flight crew in the flight deck. InFO 14006 Prohibition on… Read More »PED Ban for the Flight Deck–FAA Issues New InFO Document for Operators
Thanks to Urban Office Architecture of New York City, #AvGeeks can now have the home of their dreams–inspired by airplane parts. This luxury home is… Read More »The Ultimate #AvGeek Home is Finally Here!
Even as we celebrate the extended use of our Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) onboard, the risk of fire that the batteries which power those PEDs… Read More »IATA Addresses the Risks of Lithium-Ion Batteries to Aviation
They’re baaa-aaack! As the Forward/Aft Facing Triple Seats Come Back to Haunt Us We Ask: Good Heavens Why?
Retro can be chic. Far be it from this writer to claim otherwise. But Zodiac Aerospace premiering a Forward/Aft Facing Triple Seat Pair as one… Read More »They’re baaa-aaack! As the Forward/Aft Facing Triple Seats Come Back to Haunt Us We Ask: Good Heavens Why?
Image: Heartbleed Patch Needed, Creative Commons, Public Domain First, some quick facts about Heartbleed: Heartbleed is not a malicious attack. It is a design flaw… Read More »The Heartbleed bug: what could Aviation teach Tech and what could Tech teach Aviation?
In an exclusive interview as he helped his team build their stand at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Executive Director of Expliseat Jean-Charles Samuelain revealed that… Read More »World’s Lightest Seat is Scheduled for Take Off this June
One of the prevailing themes at this year’s Passenger Terminal Expo in Barcelona was the future of automated terminal processes through high-grade hardware and advanced software… Read More »Big Brother will travel with you and you will pay his ticket
Lithium-Ion Battery incidents have plagued Boeing’s visionary 787 Dreamliner, much to the dismay of both the aircraft manufacturer and the airlines who fly this plane.… Read More »Securing the Dream: FAA Team Finds Boeing 787 Design Safe to Continue Flying into the Future
As the tragic disappearance of Malaysia flight MH370 continues to haunt and perplex us, the world reaches for answers in an information vacuum. There’s been a… Read More »Malaysia MH370: What Questions Should We Ask Ourselves?
UPDATED: More Turbulence–Nine Passengers Injured on Cathay Pacific Flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong on 19 Feb. This topic is among several key Cabin… Read More »UPDATE: FAA Respond to Turbulence Injuries
Airbus recently informed the industry that Asian passengers value comfort. While that might be true, it did raise the question: Doesn’t everybody? Yes. And, clearly… Read More »Will PAX Pay for Comfort or Should Comfort be Free?
Today the FAA Announced in its updated notice of Rulemaking Documents that it has updated 14 CFR Part 21 to permit the use of select… Read More »A Much Needed Breath of Fresh Air from the FAA
Great Fun Discussing #PaxEx with @RunwayGirl and @MaxFlight on Episode 007: Seat Safety and Cyber Security | Runway Girl Network
I want to thank the ever graceful and impressively insightful Mary Kirby, Founder and Editor of the Runway Girl Network for inviting me to join her… Read More »Great Fun Discussing #PaxEx with @RunwayGirl and @MaxFlight on Episode 007: Seat Safety and Cyber Security | Runway Girl Network
Are you sitting comfortably? Yesterday’s post covered some important facts which govern the certification of aircraft seating. If you’re interested in learning more about… Read More »Profits Ain’t Peanuts (Part 4.2: Nutty Seating, the second helping)