Volume 29, Number 16a, April 18, 2022
Southwest Pilots Say Fatigue Is Most Pressing Problem
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) says the airline has to address a growing fatigue problem in its membership, but the airline says it follows crew rest regulations to the letter. “Fatigue, both acute and cumulative, has become Southwest Airlines’[…]   Read this article
Planes Or Trains? For City Trips, Rails Make More Sense
If you want to put your airplane/avionics/service/gizmo or gadget on the map, sooner or later you’ll have to show it at AirVenture. So this year, Oshkosh will get an eVTOL terminal as a demonstration project and, presumably, eventual working infrastructure.[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots'
A Walk Around Sun 'n Fun 2022
With the 2022 Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, Florida, coming to a close, Mariano Rosales takes one last look around the show. Read this article

Navy To Test Package Drones At Sea
The first large-scale use of drones for beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) pickup and delivery may be at sea. The Navy is deploying drones capable of carrying up to 50 pounds to test them as ship-to-ship couriers within carrier[…] Read this article

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Ukraine Crowdfunding Fighter Jets
Ukraine has adopted a novel approach to military procurement with a crowdfunding campaign aimed at the world’s kazillionaires urging them to go airplane shopping. “We need your help. We need a fighter jet,” says part of the text at[…] Read this article

China Eastern Resumes 737-800 Flights
Days before Chinese authorities have said they will release their preliminary investigation into the crash of China Eastern Flight MU5843 last month, the airline has returned its large fleet of Boeing 737-800s to service. China Eastern has 223 of the[…] Read this article

Classic Aircraft Showcase: Part 1
We asked to see your classic aircraft and you didn’t disappoint! In fact, we received so many photos of magnificent classic airplanes that this is just the first of a three-part showcase. Check back next Friday for Part 2. 1946[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, April 15, 2022
Sun ‘n Fun 2022 In Perspective All the glowing reports of Sun N Fun fail talk about the big elephant in the room: Amazon has moved in with a 24-hour operation right at the approach end of runway 10. That[…] Read this article