Confirming a rotten piece of news that, alas, many in the
industry viewed as inevitable, on Friday Boeing announced
employment at its Commercial Airplanes business unit is expected to
decline by approximately 4,500 positions in 2009.
UAL Corporation, parent company of United Airlines, named
Michael Quiello, vice president of corporate safety, security,
quality and environment, and Mark Mounsey, vice president of base
maintenance for United Services this week.
Brazil's TAM received its fourth Boeing 777-300ER this week,
which will operate the route Sao Paulo - London beginning this
month. Next week a new Airbus A330 aircraft will also join the
fleet, which will allow the company to operate additional flights
to Miami during the high season.
Follows Planes Already Delivered To Royal Army, Navy
While the market for Embraer's earliest turbofan-powered
regional jet has largely waned in North America, the Brazilian
planemaker continues to sell the plane in other lands. Embraer
recently signed a contract with the Royal Thai Army for a second
ERJ 135 jet.
Scheduling Sidecar To Be Unveiled At NBAA Schedulers
National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James
K. Coyne announced this week a partnership with Scheduling Sidecar
Inc. (SSC), a new fuel research and optimization program that
complements flight planning software.