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Examining if Boeing had the chance to prevent major accidents

Commercial airline jets are a true force to be reckoned with, an absolutely awe-inspiring innovation that allows people in the modern-day to travel the world in the open skies. While traditionally, commercial jets were at the will of the skilled pilots who flew them, in today's modern era, many of those operations have become automated. While this decision has optimized some processes, people in New York and elsewhere are questioning just how safe and effective it is to relinquish human control to automation. 

What you should know to stay safe on your flight

Whether you travel regularly for work or leisure, or you board an occasional flight,  it is crucial that you understand what you can do to stay safe on the plane. Knowledge of potential safety issues may be extremely helpful in certain situations. Although it may be unlikely that an airplane accident occurs, you can be prepared to face a hazardous situation and minimize the risk of injury or death.

How easy is it to get sick on a plane?

You may already take precautions to avoid catching something from a fellow passenger whenever you fly, such as washing your hands frequently or packing antibacterial wipes and a protective mask in your carry-on luggage. Exactly how common is it to catch a flu or other illness on an airplane, you and other New York residents may wonder?

Boeing and FAA sued by family of Ethiopia crash victim

The commercial airline industry has (for the most part) been able to maintain a very strong safety record thanks to stringent policies and regulations aimed and ensuring that all commercial airliners are fit to fly. Knowing of the this dedication to safety, travelers from Manhattan and from the rest of the U.S. are willing to place trust in the aircraft manufacturers by frequently traveling on their planes. Yet along with addressing safety concerns, aircraft companies are also focused on turning a profit by providing airlines with more planes. If (in the rush to sell aircraft) a manufacturer bypasses safety procedures, they open themselves up to liability claims

Allegations of safety concerns by airline mechanics

In light of the recent crashes involving two Boeing jets and the subsequent grounding of planes, it is not unreasonable for residents in New York to ask questions and investigate just how safe it is or is not to board a commercial aircraft today. Aircraft manufacturers and airlines themselves are just some of the entities with responsibility for passenger safety. At every step of the way, safety should be the top priority. 

Alcohol and commercial pilots

While air travel is generally regarded as one of the safest methods of travel, people in New York have good reason to be concerned about safety when taking to the skies. As a passenger, a person is completely vulnerable and subject to the actions and decisions of pilots and crewmembers. If a problem occurs, there may be fewer options for airplane passengers to flee a scene safely than for people riding in cars.

World awaits FAA decision on Boeing proposal

People who live in New York have no doubt been concerned about the safety of airline travel, especially after two fatal accidents have been likely linked to defaults in a specific aircraft designed and produced by a market leader in commercial aviation. Worldwide, the Boeing 737 Max aircraft has been grounded as a result but what is really needed to revive consumer trust is some way of knowing how the problem can be fixed.

What should I know about depression in pilots?

Depression is an affliction many people in New York deal with, and unfortunately, airline pilots are no exception. A 2016 article in the Los Angeles Times cited research that found that 13 percent of the commercial airline pilots in the United States are possibly suffering from a state of depression, with about 1 in 25 pilots having reported suicidal thoughts. Although the L.A. Times emphasizes that airplane flights remain a safe mode of transportation, nonetheless the problem of depressed pilots does create the potential for airplane accidents.

Can a drone cause a plane crash?

Over the last few years, drones have exponentially increased in popularity. While they definitely have pending applications in commerce and elsewhere, there is a concern about the impact drones could conceivably have on commercial air flights. Reuters explains some of these concerns along with the steps U.S. lawmakers are taking to prevent drone-related air catastrophes from occurring.

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