Delta Air Lines says it's reached a tentative agreement with its
pilot union on pay and benefit concessions -- a deal designed to
deliver $1 billion in long-term, annual savings. In a statement to
ANN, Delta said it would achieve those savings through a
combination of changes to wages, pension and other benefits and
work rules. Pilots have until Nov. 11, 2004, to vote on the
agreement through an expedited electronic ratification process.
It's not like Ellen Simonetti was posing naked. But after she
posed for pictures published on her blog site, the Queen of Sky was
told by Delta Airlines to get thee out -- suspended indefinitely
Halloween weather has tricked, not treated, airport
meteorologists the past two years in Denver. Heavy freezing drizzle
-- appearing to be harmless light drizzle -- has cost airlines as
much as $2 million in engine damage in a single storm as jets have
waited for takeoff. Now, Roy Rasmussen of the National Center for
Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has developed a new system to identify
the drizzle accurately.
Those tiny fuselage cracks -- they look like scratches, really
-- in older commercial aircraft could be a sign of much worse
problems to come. That's why the FAA and Boeing are conducting a
detailed study on scribe marks to see if they're an indication of
structural weakness on the aircraft's skin.