The team of Federal Aviation Administration investigators being
sent to the Chicago approach control facility in Elgin (IL) this
week to review air traffic control issues in the wake of a rising
volume of flights and corresponding increase of errors is doomed to
fail, according to the National Air Traffic Controllers
"While we're pleased the FAA is finally devoting attention to
critical issues impacting the safety of our skies, we do not
understand why they are not talking to the people who guide our
nation's planes home day in and day out," said Ray Gibbons, NATCA
facility representative for the Chicago TRACON. "It would seem to
be in the best interest of ensuring safety that air traffic
controllers be included in the review. Our exclusion is proof that
the FAA doesn
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About Eenie, Meenie, Minie and Moe.
A pair of sisters sued on the basis
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Southwest Airlines' Jennifer Cundiff
Thought of herself as quite the pundit.
As passengers boarded her flight that day,
Jennifer was heard to say:
"Eenie, Meenie, Minie Moe,
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Open Text(TM) Corporation, provider of Livelink�, a
collaboration and content management program, says Britannia
Airways has extended its Livelink deployment to provide PDA and
laptop access during flight, giving pilots and cabin crew members
real-time access to critical flight data on the aircraft.
The PDA's have been rolled out to Britannia cabin crew and are used
to record and transact in-flight retail purchases and present
flight documentation which is downloaded using wireless technology
at the bases prior to the flight. The solution builds on Britannia
Airway's original Livelink application-a flight briefing system,
which provides pre-flight data, such as passenger manifests, staff
schedules and security information.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and United
Airlines announced last week that they have signed a permit
enabling United to begin construction of facility improvements at
Washington Dulles International Airport that are expected to
provide all United and United Express customers with better access,
more convenient connections and an improved travel experience
overall. Construction is expected to begin within a week. The cost
of the project is expected to be no more than $22 million.