David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

737 Max crash victims' families aim to reopen Boeing's deferred prosecution agreement

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

The families of those killed in two crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes will be in federal court in Texas, arguing that the company's deferred prosecution agreement with prosecutors should be rescinded.


Federal judge strikes down travel mask mandate. What's this mean for air travelers?

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

A federal judge in Florida has struck down the Biden administration's mask mandate on planes, trains, buses and other public transportation — saying the CDC exceeded its statutory authority.


Airlines are replacing planes with buses on some short routes

Monday, April 11, 2022

If booking an American Airlines flight from two smaller Eastern cities, you'll end up on a bus instead of a plane for the trip to the airline's Philadelphia hub. Other airlines are doing this too.


Biden is pressured to end mask mandates on public transportation

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Airline CEOs say it's time to end the requirement that everyone wear masks in airports and on planes. The Biden administration has extended the mask mandate until mid-April.


After 2 years of empty airports, the demand for travel is at a high. So are airfares

Friday, April 01, 2022

Domestic air travel demand this spring is back to pre-pandemic levels. But airlines see headwinds as the war in Ukraine drives up jet fuel prices and air fares and has international travel lagging


With high gas prices and a war in Ukraine, airlines face a bumpy ride ahead

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Springtime air travel is stronger than at any time since the pandemic began. But airlines still worry that soaring fuel prices and a war in Ukraine could cut into travel plans and revenues.


China Eastern Airlines jet carrying 132 people crashes in mountains

Monday, March 21, 2022

A China Eastern Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in a remote, mountainous region of China Monday. There do not appear to be any survivors. Investigators are on their way to the scene.


Gas prices are near record highs. A fuel tax holiday could give consumers some relief

Friday, March 18, 2022

Gasoline prices hit record highs last week, so politicians in both parties proposed suspending state and federal gas taxes. But some warn such tax "holidays" may cut funding for needed road repairs.


Politicians and experts debate whether gas tax holidays are worthwhile

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

As gas prices rise, politicians call for gas taxes to be suspended. Transportation experts say such moves won't provide much relief and would cut into needed spending on roads, bridges and transit.


Sanctions may ground Russia's planes, but the firms that own them can't get them back

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Russian airlines can no longer get spare parts or technical support for their Airbus and Boeing planes.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.