David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

Growing sanctions on Russia could cripple Russian airlines

Friday, March 11, 2022

Russian airlines are primarily only flying domestically. More than half of Russian planes are leased from companies in the West, which now must terminate those contacts and repossess the planes.

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Few women of color are pilots. United Airlines' flight school is changing that

Saturday, March 05, 2022

The profession is overwhelming white and male. As baby boomers retire, airlines seek to knock down barriers for women and people of color to refill the pilot ranks.

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A ban of Russian aircraft from U.S. airspace has gone into effect

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

The FAA's order prohibiting Russian flights from entering U.S. airspace is now in effect. Russia is expected to respond in kind, forcing airlines to take longer routes around the massive country

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Why airlines aim to train more women and people of color to become pilots

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Commercial airline pilots are overwhelmingly white and male. Amid a need for pilots, the industry is stepping up efforts to recruit more women and people of color to become pilots.

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United Airlines opens its own flight school to help attract pilots

Tuesday, March 01, 2022

Airlines are in need of pilots. The situation was exacerbated during the pandemic when scores of veteran pilots took buyouts and early retirement packages.

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FAA administrator Steve Dickson will step down midway through his term

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Dickson took over the agency as it was reeling from allegations of lax oversight in the aftermath of two Boeing 737 MAX airplane crashes.

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FAA toughens oversight of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Safety regulators have twice halted deliveries of new 787s after finding production flaws and will now conduct final inspections themselves instead of delegating that authority to Boeing

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The DOJ says the families of those killed in 2 Boeing crashes are not crime victims

Friday, February 11, 2022

The families of 346 people who died in two Boeing crashes want the DOJ to rescind a settlement that protects Boeing and its executives from criminal prosecution but the DOJ stands behind the deal.

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Families of 737 Max crash victims want DOJ to rescind Boeing's settlement agreement

Friday, February 11, 2022

The families of the 346 people who died in two Boeing 737 Max plane crashes want a federal judge to rescind a deal with prosecutors that kept the airplane manufacturer from facing criminal charges.

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Frontier Airlines to merge with Spirit, creating 5th largest airline in the U.S.

Monday, February 07, 2022

Frontier Airlines and Spirit — the nation's two largest low-cost carriers — are set to merge to create the fifth-largest airline in the country, in a deal valued at more then $6.5 billion.

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Frontier-Spirit merger promises better deals and service; critics aren't so sure

Monday, February 07, 2022

The combined airline would offer 1,000 daily flights to more than 145 destinations in 19 countries and directly add 10,000 jobs by 2026. But consumer advocates have their doubts.

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Massive winter storm causes travel issues and power outages in parts of the U.S.

Thursday, February 03, 2022

A widespread winter storm is dumping snow and causing freezing rain though large parts of the United States, leading to travel disruptions and some power outages.

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House panel to examine what went wrong with the 5G rollout

Thursday, February 03, 2022

A congressional hearing examines why the activation of 5G service near airports was plagued by many delays and much confusion.

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5G cleared for takeoff near more airports, but some regional jets might be grounded

Friday, January 28, 2022

The FAA says Verizon and AT&T can turn on more 5G cell phone towers as safety concerns over interference with planes eases. But some smaller regional jets still face restrictions.

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At a critical time, 5G wireless disruptions hit regional airlines

Friday, January 28, 2022

The activation of 5G wireless service over the last week did not result in the widespread flight disruptions that the major airlines had feared. It did, however, hurt regional airlines.

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Critics say infrastructure projects won't make a big enough impact on climate change

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

As Washington gears up to dole out hundreds of billions of dollars in new infrastructure funds, critics say not enough will go to projects addressing climate change and issues of racial inequality.

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Verizon and AT&T delay 5G rollout near airports after airlines express concerns

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The two telecom giants have agreed to limit the 5G rollout amid concerns that the high-speed wireless service could interfere with safety equipment on some aircraft.

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Telecoms delay 5G launch near airports, but some airlines are canceling flights

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The FAA says 5G service could interfere with critical navigation systems on some aircraft and will restrict flights into some airports, which could lead to widespread delays and cancellations.

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High speed 5G service will launch tomorrow, but not near some airports

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Verizon and AT&T will be launching 5G mobile service Wednesday. They agreed to delay implementation near some airports, as airlines say 5G could interfere with sensitive safety equipment on planes.

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Airlines are concerned 5G wireless service may affect the ability to land planes

Friday, January 07, 2022

The Telecom industry agreed to delay the launch of 5G wireless services to try to resolve concerns that 5G signals can interfere with automated systems that pilots use when landing in poor weather.

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