Delta Airlines to bring back 400 pilots by summer

Delta Airlines has planned to bring back 400 pilots to active flying status this summer, signalling optimism for air travel. In a note, Delta’s senior vice president John Laughter of flight operations, stated that the airline saw an opportunity to build back additional pilot staffing in advance of summer 2022 by bringing 400 affected pilots…

COMAC’s C919 prototype will be heading to Ontario, Canada for certification test flights

COMAC’s C919 prototype will be heading to Ontario, Canada for certification test flights of natural icing conditions in March. The certification flights will be conducted out of London International Airport. The International Test Pilots School (ITPS) will provide logistics and a test pilot and meteorologist services for the test flights. The test flights are scheduled…

FAA employee ‘maliciously’ caused a communications blackout between planes and Air Traffic Control over Hawaii

A federal judge sentenced on Thursday a former Federal Aviation Administration employee to two years’ probation and fined her $5,000 for willfully and maliciously interfering with the working and use of a communication system operated and controlled by the United States. Joelyn DeCosta, 48, of Honolulu was an Airway Transportation Systems Specialist for the FAA…