Tom Dieusaert

JetBlue new fare strategy leaves no place for carry-on bags

In order to better compete with ultra low-cost carriers in the US market, JetBlue Airways plans to implement a new fare strategy....


Good news for US airlines: $14 billion bailout and no domestic testing

The United States lawmakers approved a $14 billion bailout package to support the country's airlines and their workers through September 2021....


737 MAX pilots were “surprised, angry and baffled” about MCAS

When the second Boeing 737 MAX plunged to the ground, a lot of questions were raised. At the same time, relationships between Boeing and several parties began to crumble, including the pilots of the aircraft. ...


Interview: Would Air France F447 have happened with Boeing?

It is often debated whether the accident of Flight AF447 from Rio to Paris was partly a consequence of the Airbus flight controls. No linkage between sidesticks, lack of feedback, a deceptive Flight Director, auto-trim and a flawed stall alarm. Two Air France Captains share their opinions....


Opinion: Automation and bureaucracy are killing flying skills

According to aviation experts, automation has dramatically improved safety over the last 30 years. But recent accidents, as the one with Saratov, point to increasing problems with lack of airmanship among the younger generation of pilots....


Why is there a surge in bird strikes?

Bird strikes have become a major threat to airline safety over the last decade, but as awareness grows, new solutions are being implemented. Stronger radars, habitat management and... black plastic balls. Is this enough to prevent tragedies in the future?...


This is your autopilot speaking: we’re going down!

Air France 447 and Air Asia Q8501 are clear cases where the crash was caused either by computer problems, or because of the interface between the onboard computers and the pilots. What should we do to avoid these accidents in the future?  ...