David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

Memorial Day launches what's expected to be an extremely busy summer travel season

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

In a remarkable turnaround for the airline industry, less than 1% of all flights scheduled were canceled — even though it was the highest number of people flying since the pandemic began.


A record number of Americans may fly this summer. Here's everything you need to know

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer air travel season and this may be the busiest ever. But some worry it could be another summer of delays and cancellations after a "pretty rocky" 2022.


There are concerns airlines won't be able to keep up with busy summer travel

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Demand for summer air travel is strong despite high fares. Travelers, however, should brace for the worst — after widespread flight delays and cancellations last summer.


Despite sky-high prices, airlines are struggling to accommodate the spring break rush

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Spring break season has hit and airline tickets prices are high. Jet fuel, consumer demand and airline staffing shortages are all to blame. But there are other issues in play as well.


Norfolk Southern's CEO is grilled on Capitol Hill over rail industry safety

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

On Capitol Hill, senators grilled Norfolk Southern Railway's CEO about the toxic derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. The chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board and Ohio governor spoke.


Near misses and other mishaps are setting off alarm bells in the aviation industry

Thursday, March 16, 2023

After several recent incidents in which airplanes nearly collided, the FAA brought more than 200 aviation professionals and safety experts yesterday to find ways to improve safety.


Head of Norfolk Southern apologizes for Ohio train derailment in Senate hearing

Thursday, March 09, 2023

Norfolk Southern's CEO and others testify during a Senate committee hearing on the fiery train derailment that occurred in early February in East Palestine, Ohio.


Senators grill Norfolk Southern CEO over East Palestine railroad spill

Thursday, March 09, 2023

The CEO of Norfolk Southern railroad is facing pointed questioning over the hazardous train derailment and fire that released toxic fumes last month, as well as his company's safety culture.


DOJ sues to block JetBlue-Spirit merger, saying it will curb competition

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

The Biden administration sued on Tuesday to block the $3.8 billion purchase, saying the deal would reduce competition and drive up air fares for consumers.


Federal authorities are investigating another near runway collision between planes

Friday, February 24, 2023

A Mesa Airlines jet was landing on the same runway a SkyWest plane was using to take off. It's the fourth such runway incursion over the last several weeks.


Buttigieg calls for stronger railroad safety rules after East Palestine disaster

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The transportation secretary wants stricter regulations on freight trains hauling toxic or volatile chemicals, and is calling on Congress to "untie" the DOT's hands for implementing safety measures.


The White House is defending the federal response to the Ohio train derailment

Saturday, February 18, 2023

The White House is defending the federal response to the derailment of a train carrying toxic chemicals in Ohio two weeks ago, which resulted in thousands of people being evacuated from their homes.


Senate panel presses acting head of FAA on safety lapses, computer system failure

Thursday, February 16, 2023

The agency struggles with aging technology and no permanent leader. Billy Nolen was asked about safety lapses and a computer system failure. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Feb. 15, 2023.)


Congress presses acting head of FAA on safety lapses and computer system failure

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The acting head of the FAA was grilled on Capitol Hill over recent safety lapses and a computer system failure. The hearing comes as the agency struggles with aging technology and no permanent leader.


Air India orders a record 470 Boeing and Airbus aircrafts

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

India's second-largest domestic carrier placed orders for 220 Boeing aircraft valued at $34 billion and 250 Airbus planes in a separate deal that could be worth tens of billions of dollars.


Senate panel hearing targeted Southwest Airlines holiday travel meltdown

Friday, February 10, 2023

Southwest Airlines was on the hot seat during Thursday's Senate panel hearing. Senators had a lot of questions about the airline's Christmas meltdown.


Southwest Airlines was in the hot seat at a Senate hearing over its recent meltdown

Thursday, February 09, 2023

A Senate hearing Thursday explored the causes and impacts of recent air travel disruptions. Some Democrats called for an airline passengers bill of rights that would include big payouts for delays.


Boeing faces a criminal charge of fraud related to deadly 737 Max crashes

Thursday, January 26, 2023

The airplane manufacturer will be arraigned in federal court in Texas Thursday as relatives of those killed in two plane crashes seek to overturn an agreement that gave Boeing immunity.


Grounded flights were the result of employees deleting critical files, FAA says

Friday, January 20, 2023

The Federal Aviation Administration now says contract employees inadvertently deleted critical files, causing the computer outage last week that grounded air traffic nationwide.


Aviation leaders call for more funds for the FAA after this week's system failure

Friday, January 13, 2023

This week's NOTAM system failure, which caused thousands of flight delays and cancelations, has airline industry leaders calling for more stable funding to upgrade antiquated FAA systems.