Boston — Higher levels of carbon dioxide in airplane cockpits may diminish commercial pilots’ ability to perform maneuvers, recent research from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health indicates.
Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for improved flight training and procedures to improve the effectiveness of pilot weather reports, according to a recently released special investigation report.
Boston – More than 1 out of 8 commercial airline pilots meet the criteria for clinical depression, and a small percentage have suicidal thoughts, according to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
San Francisco – Airline pilots are exposed to the same amount of ultraviolet rays during a one-hour flight that they would be during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to a study from the University of California, San Francisco.
Washington – The number of pilots involved in fatal crashes who tested positive for potentially impairing drugs has nearly doubled in a 23-year span, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board.
Washington – A test program to reduce the number of handheld laser attacks on aircraft has expanded into a national initiative from the FBI, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Air Line Pilots Association, International.
Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a new Safety Alert for flight crews to help prevent landings at the wrong airport, following two recent nighttime incidents involving large commercial aircraft.