Winging It Archive: September, 2011

Boeing takes a risk with 'plastic' 787 Dreamliner

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Boeing's 787 Dreamnliner jet is finally about to carry some paying passengers. The new airliner's hull is made of composite materials that... Read more

'Pan Am' the TV show stirs nostalgia buffs

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Pan Am the TV show is not getting rave reviews but, as TV critic Jon Storm notes, its best feature is a trip down memory lane for those who... Read more

Who should pay for airline security?

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The debate over Obama administration proposals to make airline customers pay a larger share of air-travel security costs is raging, with articles... Read more

Should air-traffic control upgrade be left to the FAA?

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Given the partisan divide in Congress, little progress is being made in the effort to adopt new technology at the FAA to upgrade the air-traffic... Read more

Airlines rebuffed by court over consumer rules

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Three airlines, all generally regarded as discounters, were rebuffed by a Washington federal appeals court in their effort to keep regulators... Read more

No surprise, airlines oppose any more federal fees

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The airline industry's main trade group, the Air Transport Association, takes a generally dim view these days of much of what the Obama administration... Read more

A good look at PHL air-traffic safety

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If you did not see Linda Loyd's comprehensive story in The Inquirer yesterday about air-traffic control in the Philladelphia region, including... Read more

Senate dispute could suspend FAA funding again

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A Republican senator from Oklahoma is holding up approval of a House-passed bill that extends funding for the FAA until early next year, after... Read more