This week in On Aviation™ Digest we share some noteworthy developments in aviation.
‘A flying bomb’: Mississippi aviation worker charged with stealing plane denied bond
TUPELO, Miss. – A man charged with stealing a plane he didn’t know how to land will remain behind bars after he was denied bond by a judge. Airport worker Cory Wayne Patterson stole a Beechcraft King Air C90A on Saturday after posting a goodbye message on Facebook saying he “never actually wanted to hurt anyone,” according to police.
By The Associated Press
The truth about airline pilots: ‘We’re stressed, depressed and suffering in silence’
Working as a pilot for a commercial airline has always been a stressful job, but since the pandemic it’s got so much worse. Like most airlines, mine – a very well-known carrier – was unprepared for the surge in demand when travel restrictions eased. It had cut more than 1,000 jobs at the start of Covid and suddenly found it didn’t have enough staff.
By Anonymous author | The Telegraph
Your Flight Is Canceled. See What Each Airline Is Supposed to Offer You.
Was your flight delayed or canceled? The government wants to make it easier to see what you’re owed. The Transportation Department launched a dashboard Thursday that shows what amenities and services an airline will provide to passengers if there is a delay or cancellation within an airline’s control, such as a staffing or mechanical issue.
By Joseph Pisani | WSJ
Commentary: Airline meltdowns are the canary in the coal mine
For would-be vacationers, this has been the summer of our discontent. In the wake of the pandemic, severe staffing shortages have triggered a crush of disruption: Flight cancellations abound while check-in lines snake out the terminal door. Travelers wonder when the chaos will abate. But what if this isn’t just a temporary hiccup? This summer’s air travel meltdown could well be the canary in the coal mine for the labor shortages we may soon experience across the economy as boomers retire, population growth slows and training lags.
By Chicago Tribune
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