Pilots are often overtired, making them prone to errors. Some countries let them sleep on the job – under strict rules. Pilots love the idea, but consumers are wary, for now.
We have known for more than a decade that the pilot training pipeline is close to rupturing. Now the crunch has come there are some obvious things to do.
One of the biggest problems with single-pilot operations is that it's very difficult to self-diagnose errors. That's why checklists can help.
You have to be smart and fast to be a fighter pilot – but perhaps the most surprising challenge is the clothes you have to wear.
Over the last three decades, the number of US pilots has decreased by 30 percent. That problem is only going to get worse as demand increases.
Aviation safety has much to gain from neuroscience: studying how our brains become “deaf” to alarms allows us to adapt the pilot's flight instruments.
Airplanes could be safer with technology at the helm. A key sticking point is human opinion.
In the cockpit of an aircraft, the hierarchy between captain and co-pilot is strictly respected. At the risk, sometimes, of poor decisions being made.
To stop pilots strikes this Christmas, Ryanair made a massive U-turn on previous policy on recognising unions.
Pilots are carefully trained to handle any crisis – but what happens when they are no longer fit mid-flight?
There is a global pilot shortage which could soon affect all airlines.
Did pride come before the fall for Ireland's budget airline?
On the trail of the men of Britain's Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world's first air force.
Nearly 60% of pilots say they know of colleagues who are tired at work.