Obama-Era Defense Budget Cuts Have Been Linked To Numerous Fatal Military Aviation Accidents

Defense | Audrey Conklin

‘Things are bad and getting worse.’

US Halts Exercise After Two Aviation Accidents In Djibouti

Defense | Joseph Lafave
A U.S. Marine MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 162 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, lifts off from the flight deck of USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during Alligator Dagger, April 2, 2018. (Photo: U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Jered T. Stone/Released)

It’s been a brutal week

Enforce Trade Agreements For U.S. Aviation Workers

Opinion | Tim Canoll

To protect American workers, Trump should follow laws Obama flouted.

Federal Aviation Administration's head of air traffic resigns - WaPo

US | interns

Amid controversy over sleeping air traffic controllers, the head of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization resigns

Why Bogdan Dzakovic won't fly

op-ed | Becky Akers

An aviation security expert explains why he avoids air travel.

WTO rules some US state support for Boeing illegal - AFP

Business | interns

The WTO found some $5.3 billion in illegal subsidies were given to the company by the American government

Boeing wins massive Air Force contract in surprise decision - TheDC

Business | Steven Nelson

Boeing was awarded the $35 billion contract over the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, the maker of Airbus

Ryanair cites snow chaos for quarterly loss - AP

World | admin

Budget airline Ryanair blamed snow-covered runways and strikes for their unexpected net loss of euro 10.3 million

The TSA Tea Party

Editorial | Theo Caldwell

The Tea Party movement and the anti-TSA movement share a similar populist streak.

US Capitol briefly evacuated by airspace violation - AP

US | admin

The U.S. Capitol was evacuated Saturday after an airliner traveling to Reagan airport went out of radio contact

Snowpocalypse 2010 will cost NYC at least $20 million - Business Insider

Business | Laura Donovan

The 2010 northeastern blizzard will cost New York City a minimum of $20 million, which is more than half of the city’s yearly snow budget

Union shenanigans thwart democracy

Editorial | Matt Patterson

Last month, Delta flight attendants voted not to unionize. Big Labor, however, is demanding a re-vote.

Is the TSA targeting women?

Feature:Opinion | Theo Caldwell

It seems like women are more likely to be patted down than men.

Hefty fees, happy travelers? - WSJ

Business | Steven Nelson (admin)

With higher checked baggage fees, half as many bags have been ‘mishandled’ this year than in the same period in 2007

The solution to the TSA scanner dilemma

Opinion | Daniel Maxson

A new infrared scanner that the TSA is currently reviewing would eliminate privacy concerns.

TSA should not unionize

Opinion | Rory Cooper

Unionization would make TSA agents even less accountable to the public.

The choice is not between security and privacy: TSA is sacrificing both

Feature:Opinion | Jared Whitley

Why TSA’s new security procedures are making us less safe.

No matter whether screeners are government employees or private contractors, the groping will persist! - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May

Even if airlines opt for privatization, screeners will still be required to perform the current, invasive security procedures

'Don't grope me' - TheDC

Politics | Mike Riggs

The roots of the TSA groping backlash explained

Increased TSA security measures will slow down holiday travel, cause delays - CBS News

US | interns

A CBS News travel editor says that heightened airport security measures will slow down the holiday travel process