As it turns out, schools apparently DO keep a "permanent"
record. Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger, the 57-year-old pilot
who made the texbook waterlanding of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson
River Thursday, obviously isn't a publicity enthusiast. He was
reportedly hunkered down at home Friday, waiting for the hoopla
over "The Miracle on the Hudson" to pass.
Cite Ongoing Investigation As Cause To Hold Off On Public
Now that the National Transportation Safety Board has
essentially confirmed a flock of birds took down US Airways Flight 1549 over New York last
week, news outlets around the world (including this
one) are VERY eager to interview the two pilots who so ably guided
the stricken airliner to a perfect ditching in the Hudson River,
and the three flight attendants who then managed to quickly and
safely evacuate all passengers off the waterlogged Airbus A320,
without a single fatality.
Boeing subsidiary Aviall Services announced last week it has
entered into an exclusive worldwide aftermarket distribution
agreement with General Electric for unique spare parts of the
popular GE CF34-3 aircraft engines for the remaining life of the
In response to slowing orders for new engines, General Electric,
the world's largest manufacturer of jet engines, has announced
plans to trim its workforce by 1,000 jobs, about 2.6 percent of the
company's worldwide employees.