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Regional carriers partner to create pilot pathways 
Cape Air and Mountain Air Cargo have a pilot “pathway” program that allows flight crew to switch between the two airlines to gain flight hours and experience.
FAA head nominee Dickson opposed ATC privatization 
With the nomination of Stephen Dickson to serve as the next FAA administrator, US President Donald Trump has selected a former airline pilot steeped in the NextGen air traffic control (ATC) modernization effort who has also been a prominent opponent of spinning off the agency’s ATC function as a nonprofit corporation.
World ATM Congress: Data link, ADS-B progress spotty in Europe 
European nations are making uneven progress toward meeting Single European Sky surveillance and communications technology requirements, according to the organization tasked with coordinating air traffic management (ATM) common projects.
Iridium Next satellite
North Atlantic space-based aircraft surveillance begins in March
Air navigation service providers (ANSP) in the UK and Canada later this month will start a joint trial of space-based surveillance of aircraft flying over the North Atlantic, a capability that will deliver immediate safety and capacity benefits for oceanic travel.
Laser Aereo DC-3 crashes in Colombia, killing 14
Fourteen people were killed March 9 when a Douglas DC-3 operated by Laser Aereo Colombia crashed near Villavicencio, Colombia, after declaring an emergency.
Air Transat 737-800 makes emergency landing at Newark after reports of fire
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in New Jersey briefly closed its runways March 9 after the pilot of an Air Transat Boeing 737-800 requested an emergency landing because of reports of smoke or fire in the aircraft’s cargo hold.
TSB: Aviation accidents in Canada down 16% in 2018
Aviation accidents in Canada declined 16% last year, according to preliminary statistics released March 6 by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB).
Atlas Air CVR
Initial CVR review of crashed Atlas Air 767 indicates loss of control 
Communications by the pilots of Atlas Air flight 3591 indicated a loss of control of their Boeing 767-300 freighter before it crashed in Trinity Bay, Texas, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said March 5.
Horizon Air Embraer E175 receives water cannon salute
Horizon Air launches Paine Field commercial service
Alaska Air Group regional carrier Horizon Air started scheduled service from a new passenger terminal at Paine Field Snohomish County Airport (PAE) north of Seattle, Washington, on March 4, after a three-week delay caused by the recent US government shutdown.
Atlas Air Boeing 767 flight data recorder
Searchers find FDR from crashed Atlas Air 767 freighter 
The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced March 3 that it has recovered the flight data recorder (FDR) from the Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter that crashed in Trinity Bay, Texas, late last month.
NTSB safety investigators at the edge of the marshland
NTSB recovers crashed Atlas Air 767 cockpit voice recorder
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced on March 1 that it has recovered the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from an Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter six days after it crashed in Trinity Bay, Texas, killing three people on board.
DOT bans passenger airlines from carrying lithium-ion batteries
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) on Feb. 27 issued an interim final rule that prohibits passenger airlines from carrying rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) cells or batteries as cargo, noting their potential of causing uncontrollable fire in cargo holds.
Human remains recovered from Atlas Air 767 crash scene
Searchers on Feb. 26 recovered human remains from the scene of the Atlas Air flight 3591 crash, but flight-data recorders still had not been found three days after the Boeing 767-300 dived steeply into a marsh in Trinity Bay, Texas, according to witness reports.
NTSB and GE Aviation investigators examine wreckage recovered from the Atlas Air
Divers search for FDR, CVR after Atlas Air Boeing 767 crash 
Divers searched for flight data and cockpit voice recorders (FDR/CVR) in marshland to help unravel why an Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter crashed in Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, on Feb. 23, after a steep descent, killing three crew members.
All three onboard crashed Atlas Boeing 767F feared dead
Three people were reported killed when an Atlas Air Boeing 767-300 freighter crashed in Trinity Bay, near Anahauc, Texas, Feb. 23, while on approach to Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).
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