Category: Human Factors

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has informed staff that it will return all of its pilots back to ‘active flying status’ by October this year, as it banks on increasing demand for domestic leisure and business travel. According to an internal memo sent to staff by Delta senior vice president and chief of operations John Laughter, […]


JetBlue pilots have rejected a tentative agreement that would have given the airline the ability to successfully complete its long-planned partnership with American Airlines without meeting previous contractual obligations to pilots. A statement released by the JetBlue pilot’s union, Air Line Pilots Association, stated that 53.7 per cent of pilots participating in the vote were […]


American Airlines has warned 13,000 of its staff that they are at risk of furlough when the extended US financial aid package for airline workers expires on 1 April 2021. The airline has blamed a slower-than-expected rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the slew of newly-introduced international travel restrictions announced off the back […]


Despite ongoing challenges and record-low levels of demand for air travel, aviation industry experts expect around 600,000 more skilled pilots will be required over the next two decades. According to a report by travel industry analysis firm Skift, the global pre-pandemic pilot shortage will return shortly after travel demand plateaus at normal levels, with the […]


There was a time when being first into the market with the latest jet from Boeing or Airbus was a winning formula for progressive airlines. Over the past few years, however, being a prime mover has become a risky and highly costly business as repeated operational glitches plague some of the newest models.

Human Factors

Every professional pilot has been taught about Crew Resource Management, but the most important crew member has been left out of the conversation - the relationship between pilot and airplane automation.

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