aviation safety

Sullenberger: Drone Aircraft A Grave Threat To Aviation Safety

CBS News aviation safety expert Chesley Sullenberger says it’s only a matter of time before a drone causes an airline disaster.


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Once The Stuff Of Science Fiction, Jetpacks May Soon Go On Sale In Stores

New Zealand company Martin Aircraft says it is 12-18 months away from selling individual jetpacks to consumers…for a hefty price.


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Air and Space Artifacts to Get New Display in D.C.

Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history will be getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece.


A navigational radar on Indonesia's National Search and Rescue boat shows details during a search in the Andaman sea area around northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on March 17, 2014. (credit: CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Physics Professor: ‘There Is A Chance That We May Never Find The Wreckage’

The plane must be somewhere. But the same can be said for Amelia Earhart’s.


An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 is seen on the runway at San Francisco International Airport after crash landing on July 6, 2013. There were no immediate reports of casualties and one apparent survivor tweeted a picture of passengers fleeing the plane. Video footage showed the jet, Flight 214 from Seoul, on its belly surrounded by firefighters. (Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Asiana Airlines Crash Probe Renews Aviation Culture Debate

New details about the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet have renewed questions about whether a culture of strict deference to more-senior pilots can compromise air safety.


Industry officials say an advisory committee is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to relax its restrictions on airline passenger use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices during takeoffs and landings. (Photo Credit: ThinkStock)

Pilot Use Of Automation Eyed In Air Crashes

Pilots are becoming so reliant on the computer systems that do most of the flying in today’s airliners that on the rare occasions when something goes wrong, they’re sometimes unprepared to take control, according to aviation safety experts and government and industry studies.


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U.Md. Students Seek Human-Powered Helicopter Prize

Engineering students at the University of Maryland are attempting to fly a human-powered helicopter high enough and long enough this weekend to capture an aviation prize.