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New York (AirGuide - Airline In-Flight Services News) Mon, Jan 5, 2015

Loss of control in-flight is responsible for more passenger deaths than any other reason While we cannot be absolutely certain why AirAsia flight QZ8501 crashed, the recent history of aviation disasters, which I have studied as a safety analyst for the last three decades, gives us a very good idea. Over the past 20 years, 1,800 airline passengers and crew have been killed because pilots simply lost control of their aircraft. Loss of control in-flight, not caused by any structural or technical problem, has become established as the aviation accident category responsible for more passenger deaths than any other. The FAA working group established that today's pilots have a number of "vulnerabilities". The prime one is that if the automatics fail, the pilots are no longer practised in managing without them. This leads pilots to lose confidence in their own traditional flying abilities, so when things go wrong they have a tendency to try to restore failed automatic systems when, in fact, they should be flying the aircraft to keep it safe. Fri, Jan 2, 2015

Farm-to-table dining arrives at U.S. airports The farm-to-table movement, which emphasizes locally grown food, has popped up at U.S. airports. Denver International Airport features an outpost of Root Down, a farm-to-table eatery, although some adjustments had to be made in suppliers. Meanwhile...

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