The 9/11 hijackings that launched America's global war on terrorism have led to more than two years of debate over what can and should be done to ensure the security of the passenger cabin and, by extension, the cockpit. So far, the only government-imposed requirement upon airlines has been a fortified cockpit door, although the US also has permitted, albeit reluctantly, the arming of airline pilots on a voluntary basis.
American Airlines president Scott Kirby said a “huge silver lining” of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) antitrust lawsuit opposing the American-US Airways merger was that it brought executives from the two carriers together to battle “a common foe.”...More
Emirates Airline president Tim Clark, who has been an integral part of the Dubai-based carrier’s executive management since its 1985 launch, hinted that there will be a time in the not-too-distant future when he will give up the reigns of the fast-growing airline....More
House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has called FAA reauthorization “one of my highest priorities” and pledged to push for “transformational” aviation legislation next year....More