Now that the last of the big three mergers is finally done, the U.S. majors have to make 2014 the year of implementation and integration. American and US Airways, only weeks into their new coexistence, are at the beginning of a journey that—as United Airlines and Continental Airlines have found—can be extremely difficult.
Downloaded cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder information from a Embraer Phenom 100 that crashed 1 mi. short of the runway at the Montgomery County Airpark on Dec. 8 revealed that the aircraft’s automated stall warning system sounded continuously for the final 20 sec. of the flight...More