Address Fatigue Cracks Of The NLG End Caps On The Airplanes
The NTSB has sent a letter to Hawker Beechcraft President and CEO Robert S. (Steve) Miller that recommends actions to be taken following a nose gear incident involving a Beech 1900D which occurred May 17, 2011.
Parent Company Of North American Airlines And World Airways
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York approved the reorganization plan presented by Global Aviation Holdings Inc. on December 6 of last year, allowing the company to complete its financial restructuring and emerge from Chapter 11. The plan became effective February 13.
United Continental Holdings has reached tentative agreements on new joint collective bargaining agreements with the International Association of Machinists (IAM) for the fleet service, passenger service and storekeeper workgroups at the United, Continental, Continental Micronesia and MileagePlus subsidiaries. The agreements are subject to ratification by IAM members.
NASA's progress toward a return to deep space missions continues with a new round of upcoming tests on the next-generation J-2X rocket engine, which will help power the agency's Space Launch System (SLS). Beginning this month, engineers will conduct a series of tests on the second J-2X development engine.
Annual Report Of Technology Developed For Space Now In Use On Earth
A plant texts a farmer to say it needs more water. An invisible coating scrubs pollutants from the air. A robot roams a hospital's halls, aiding doctors and nurses by recording vital signs and registrations. The 2012 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication captures a nation and world made better by advancements originally achieved for space technology.
Five Reportedly Fatally Injured, Two Unaccounted For
An AN-24 airliner with 44 people on board reportedly went down during a landing attempt in the Doketsk region of Ukraine, according to the state-owned Russian news service RIA Novosti. An official said "The plane missed the landing strip, turned upside down, and broke into pieces."
Accompanied By Silver Wings Parachute Demonstration Team
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds will perform at the annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show, taking place Oct. 12-13 at Rome, GA's Richard B. Russell Regional Airport. At the Wings Over North Georgia show in October, the Thunderbirds jet team will be flying their six signature red, white and blue F-16 Falcons, accompanied by the Silver Wings, the U.S. Army parachute demonstration team.
First-Time Success Using Satellite-Based Information
A second-generation Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system achieved its first intercept using tracking information from the space tracking and surveillance system demonstration satellites during a recent Missile Defense Agency (MDA) test.
President Says Patrouille Suisse To Be Disbanded By 2016
During a parliamentary security meeting Tuesday in Berne, Switzerland, President Ueli Maurer said that the country's jet demonstration team, the Patrouille Suisse, would be disbanded by 2016. The team has been in existence since 1964.
The Middle East is often mentioned as a high-growth region for airline traffic, with carriers like Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways reportedly doing quite well. But those are all state-owned companies that are expanding into global airlines.
AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, today announced that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which the companies will combine to create the world's largest airline, with an implied combined equity value of approximately $11 billion based on the price of US Airways' stock as of February 13, 2013. Imagine how you’d feel if the Federal Government disbanded the Blue Angels or the Thunderbirds. Well perhaps you can appreciate the outrage sweeping through Switzerland with news that their beloved Patrouille Suisse will be grounded after 2016. We’ve alr
Agree That Combined Airline Will Provide A Path For Competitive Compensation And Benefits
Leaders from five major unions representing more than 60,000 American Airlines and US Airways employees voiced their strong support for the merger of AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, Inc., and US Airways Group, announced Thursday.
Said Union Will Not Support Merger Until Contracts Are Finalized
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) says that renewed contracts for its US Airways members must be concluded before the IAM is willing to support the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for Cessna Aircraft Company Models 172RG, R182, TR182, FR182, 210N, T210N, 210R, T210R, P210N, P210R, and T303 airplanes. The bulletin addresses an airworthiness concern regarding landing gear hydraulic power pack systems.
U.S. Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), the Ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has named New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte as the top GOP member of the panel's transportation subcommittee for the 113th Congress.
Says Company Banned Union From Distributing Literature At Its Everett Factory
SPEAA has filed additional unfair labor charges against Boeing, saying that company security, acting on management orders, banned engineers and technical workers from leafleting at the Everett factory, according to the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE Local 2001. SPEEA said the charges include reports of managers holding mandatory meetings with employees to interrogate and intimidate them regarding the current contract votes.
Cleveland Regional Jetport Replaces Hardwick Field Near Chattanooga
A new community airport opened January 25 in Cleveland, TN, about 30 miles northeast of Chattanooga. The Cleveland Regional Jetport (KRZR) replaces nearby Hardwick Field, where the runway couldn’t be extended to accommodate larger general aviation aircraft – and, with them, the business – the community aims to attract with the new development.
"Today, we are proud to launch the new American Airlines – a premier global carrier well equipped to compete and win against the best in the world." Source: Tom Horton, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of American Airlines.
Extended Range Operations with Twin-engine airplanes. An airplane flight operation during which a portion of the flight is conducted beyond 60 minutes and up to 180 minutes from an adequate airport for turbine-engine-powered airplanes with two engines.