Company Awards 25 Firm Orders Each To Airbus and Boeing
United Airlines appears to be pulling out the stops with the
announcement Tuesday of a significant investment in the company's
future. The company placed widebody aircraft orders for 50 aircraft
of designs that have not yet flown.
The first composite lay-up for the A350 XWB has been
manufactured today in Nantes, France, and marks the 'coming to
life' of Airbus's new long range aircraft. This panel for the
center wing-box (CWB), entirely made of carbon, has a surface area
of 387 square feet.
Airport No Longer Handles At Least 1% Of Nation's Air
Scheduled flights at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
International Airport have been cut to the point that CVG will not
be listed as one of the nation's busiest airports for the first
time since 1993, according to the FAA.
Will Bring The African Airlines' ATR-72 Fleet To 12
ATR and the Algerian national airline Air Algérie
announced Monday they have entered into a contract for the purchase
of 4 ATR 72-500s by the African airline. This agreement, which is
valued at some $82 million, was inked in Algiers.
Meet Lt. Colonel Jerry ‘Jive’ Kerby, One of the Two Team MS760 Pilots
Beginning today, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
A source close to the project says the first Dreamliner flight
is planned for December 18th, with the second flight possible just
after Christmas. However, Boeing officials said in an e-mail a date
has not been set for the maiden flight.
They Contend Air Traffic Control Rules Were Not Followed During
The two pilots who flew a Northwest Airlines jet about 150 miles
beyond its intended destination say ATC bears at least part of the
responsibility for the incident. The pilot's responses to an
Administrative Law Judge were made on November 24th, but just made