Joint Statement Does Not Play Favorites Between
The leaders of the House Armed Services Committee and the
panel’s Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee issued a
joint statement Thursday in response to the Department of
Defense’s announcement that it has selected a provider for
the KC-X Aerial Refueling Tanker.
Plan Outlines How the Two Operations Will Combine, Following
The FAA has informed Southwest Airlines that it has accepted the
carrier's transition plan to combine the operations of Dallas-based
Southwest Airlines and Orlando-based AirTran Airways, following the
financial close of its transaction to acquire AirTran.
Airline, SWAPA, Have Established Framework To Integrate AirTran
Southwest Airlines said Thursday that it has reached an
agreement with its pilots, represented by the Southwest Airlines
Pilots' Association (SWAPA), on an initial Transition Agreement
that establishes a procedural framework for eventually integrating
the Pilots of AirTran Airways into Southwest.
Company Says Review Of The Decision Will Take "Some Time"
EADS North America officials predictably expressed
disappointment and concern over the announcement by the U.S. Air
Force that it had selected what they say is a high-risk, concept
aircraft over their proposed KC-45 for the nation’s next
aerial refueling tanker.
Apparently, the thieves knew exactly what they wanted.
Authorities in Spartanburg County SC say that someone made off with
a Rotax 503 engine and its gauges from a powered parachute stored
in a hangar in Campobello, SC.
Buffenbarger: "Decision Will Result In An American
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace
Workers (IAM) praised the Department of Defense’s decision to
award the Boeing Company with a contract to build a new fleet of
air-to-air refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force.
"Though we had hoped for a different outcome, it’s
important to remember that this is one business opportunity among
many for EADS in the United States.” Source: Sean
O’Keefe, CEO of EADS North America.