Federal regulators are proposing a fine of almost $1.5 million against Northwest Airlines because it didn't inspect wires near the cockpit windows on some of its planes.
The proposed civil penalty has its roots in a 1990 order by the Federal Aviation Administration to inspect the wires in the... more »
Northwest Airlines got its start in 1926 hauling air mail in two rented biplanes. Now, it's no more. The airline's code has been retired.
Delta Air Lines combined the Northwest reservation system into its own over the weekend, changed the code on Northwest flights to Delta's code and took... more »
New security restrictions swiftly implemented following a botched attempt to blow up an airliner on Christmas Day will make air travel more burdensome and could discourage some business fliers - key customers for the airlines. Passengers will likely face longer lines at checkpoints and less freedom to move around the... more »
The Northwest Airlines pilots who overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles have filed appeals of their license revocations with the National Transportation Safety Board.
The appeals were filed late Wednesday, said board spokesman Ted Lopatkiewicz. He said that appeals typically are heard by an administrative law judge with the board... more »
The Federal Aviation Administration has revoked the licenses of two Northwest Airlines pilots who overflew the Minneapolis airport on a flight from San Diego.
The pilots were out of contact with air traffic controllers for an extended period of time on Oct. 21 and told federal investigators that they... more »
Two Northwest Airlines pilots reportedly told federal investigators that they were going over scheduling using their laptop computers in violation of company policy while their plane overflew their Minneapolis destination by 150 miles.
National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement Monday that the pilots said in interviews that... more »
As investigators try to figure out why a Northwest Airlines plane flew 150 miles past its destination, the flight and cockpit recorders have arrived in Washington. But they might not be much help to the National Transportation Safety Board. The voice recorder aboard the plane that overshot Minneapolis on Wednesday... more »
Could they have fallen asleep? That's the question being asked about two Northwest Airlines pilots after they overshot Minneapolis by 150 miles Wednesday night and air traffic controllers were unable to reach them. The pilots should have received numerous warnings as they approached and passed their destination. Besides the repeated... more »