ANN REALTIME REPORTING 10.31.07 1545 EDT: The
truth will come out after all. In his prepared remarks before a
Congressional hearing, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin announced
the agency will release the results of a controversial airline
safety study after all.
British Airways To Launch New US-Europe Direct Carrier
Open skies... but a closed ramp? Plans in the works by British
Airways to spinoff a new airline between Europe and New York may be
jeopardy, due to the Federal Aviation Administration's desire to
curb traffic at congested John F. Kennedy International
A somewhat unusual case involving copyright infringement,
brought on by American Airlines against internet mega-search
provider Google, will be allowed to continue, after a federal court
judge denied a motion to dismiss the case last week.
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Says Report Validates Safety Concerns During NWA Mechanics
The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO,
the union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) employees including aviation safety
inspectors, are applauding a recent Department of Transportation
(DOT) Inspector General (IG) report, "Actions Taken to Address
Allegations of Unsafe Maintenance Practices at Northwest Airlines
(Report Number AV-2007-080)."
Science Advocacy Group Says NASA Should Release Results
Faced with considerable evidence NASA is withholding the results
of a nationwide survey of pilots on airline safety problems --
fearing the findings would undermine public confidence and hurt
airline profits -- the House Science and Technology Committee will
hold a hearing Wednesday to try to determine why the agency has
been sitting on the survey results for more than a year.
But Rising Fuel Costs, Fewer Seats Mean Low Prices Won't
Be prepared for a bursting bubble. Even as fuel prices continued
to climb, the cost of purchasing a domestic airline ticket actually
fell in the second quarter, according to figures released Tuesday
by the US Department of Transportation.
But Asserts Union Will Fight Tough For New Contract
In a recent interview with the Dallas Morning News, new Allied
Pilots Association president Lloyd Hill said he fully intends to
battle management at American Airlines for a more favorable
contract for its pilots... though he also stepped back
ever-so-slightly from the fiery rhetoric expressed in his September
letter to American CEO Gerard Arpey.