Air Canada Layover Policy Announcement Sparks Debate
The city of Winnipeg, Manitoba has an admittedly high rate of
violent crime, at least by Canadian standards, but many are still
puzzled by a decision by Air Canada to move it's crews from
downtown to hotels near the airport during layovers. The biggest
question - what's changed lately to warrant this precaution?
India Leads 26 Countries In Protest Of 'Illegal' Plan
The US is not alone in its protest of Europe's proposed taxes on
the carbon emissions of airlines. ICAO, the International Civil
Aviation Organization, which is an arm of the United Nations, and
an additional group of countries led by India, insist that
unilateral taxes charged by Europe violate international treaties
International Industry Group To Maximize Precision Navigation
Benefits Across U.S.
A research task order from the FAA to maximize performance-based
navigation capabilities across the United States has been awarded
to Boeing, the company announced Tuesday. The FAA initiated a $3.1
million task order for "Greener Skies Initiative 2." The Boeing
team will evaluate current precision navigation procedures and
analyze new procedures to advance the use of flight deck and air
traffic control capabilities in the national airspace system for an
improved air traffic management system.
Goal Is More Accurate And Consistent Weather Models
Part of the FAA's NextGen airspace modernization effort is
better weather information assimilated into weather processing
systems throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). Weather is
the primary cause of air travel delays.
Airfoil Stress Measurements, Performance, Noise, And Emissions
Ground testing of Pratt & Whitney's first PW1200G family
engine – the PW1217G engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet
(MRJ) – recently concluded. The engine, the first of an
eight-engine validation and certification program, completed more
than 300 hours and 1,100 cycles. "We have successfully validated
the overall design of the PW1200G engine since starting our test
program in April," said Bob Saia, vice president, Next Generation
Trusted Traveler Program To Be Tested At Four U.S.
TSA Administrator John Pistole announced a program called "TSA
PreCheck" as part of a speech delivered Tuesday at the AVSEC World
Conference in Amsterdam. The announcement came as Pistole was
outlining a number of the agency's initiatives undertaken since its
inception in 2001.
Shares of stock in American Airlines suffered a perfect storm on
Monday. On a trading day that saw most airline stocks fall sharply
on predictions from a leading trade organization of an industry
downturn, AMR Corp. led the race to the bottom. Shares in American
Airline's parent company fell as much as 40 percent on the New York
Stock Exchange during the day, triggered an emergency suspension of
trading seven times, and closed down 33 percent at $1.98.