Aircrew Buzz is an aviation news blog by B. N. Sullivan, featuring crew-centered news, with commentary about current events and issues of interest to the aviation community.

Aviation News for Crews

The articles on Aircrew Buzz cover airlines, air cargo, and business aviation.  The focus is on news and information of interest to those who fly for a living -- both pilots and cabin crew.

This is not a blog about the business or policy aspects of the aviation industry, except as they apply to or affect crew members, e.g., mergers, capacity reduction, bankruptcies, etc..  Neither is Aircrew Buzz a travel blog.  While passengers may find some material of interest to them, the target audience is working crew members.

Main Topics Covered:
  • aircraft accidents and incidents, and investigations by the NTSB in the US, and equivalent agencies in other countries
  • flight safety issues: safety recommendations; safety violations; airworthiness directives; maintenance issues
  • labor issues: union business; furloughs and recalls; who's hiring
  • aviation security: security incidents; security procedures and regulations
  • aircraft:  news about transport category aircraft , such as type-specific safety issues; new models/types; flight deck and cabin features; new livery
See the blog sidebar for more topics.

Also on the sidebar: an alphabetical list of the carriers mentioned in various posts.

Who is B. N. Sullivan?

That's me!

I am a writer and researcher. By education and profession I am a psychologist (M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii.), but I'm a research scientist, not a head shrinker!

For roughly the past decade, my primary research interest has been the health and well-being of people who fly for a living, i.e., pilots and flight attendants. Thus, I have written a lot -- articles, papers, conference presentations -- about aviation topics, and health, and the intersection of those two domains. Always, the focus has been on the lives of crew members -- what their jobs really entail; what their daily lives really are like; what they find stressful about their work; and why they absolutely love what they do. (A forthcoming book will attempt to sum up all of that!)

Along the way, I became an aviation news junkie. Aircrew Buzz began in 2005 as a way to share interesting aviation news with crew members I had come to know. Then it took on a life of its own, and here we are, years later...

In case you are wondering about the personal bits, I'm American; I live in Hawaii; I'm married; I have grown children -- and an elderly cat.

Contact Me

You can find me on Twitter: @AircrewBuzz (where I tweet 'aviation news for crews') or you can get in touch with me by leaving a message on this Contact Form.

P.S. Aircrew Buzz does not accept advertising, nor do I write promotional posts.