Responding to increased pressure on lawmakers stemming from two
recent incidents involving passengers trapped on airliners for
several hours due to weather-related ground holds, on Tuesday US
Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters asked that the
Department's independent Inspector General review those cases.
Ground workers at Zihuatanejo Airport in Ixtapa, Mexico have
some explaining to do, after an Alaska Airlines flight bound for
Los Angeles made an unscheduled landing in Puerta Vallarta
Saturday, due to an unexplained vibration.
Citing company sources, the German daily Die Welt reported
Tuesday as part of its restructuring plan, Airbus is to cut a total
of 8,000 jobs from its payroll, with 3,500 being lost in Germany
and 4,200 in France.
Representatives with Embraer told ANN Tuesday the Brazilian
planemaker signed a contract with M1 Travel Ltd. for five Embraer
190 E-Jets, with options for five more of either the same model or
the larger Embraer 195, depending on market demands.
After a week of wrangling over job cuts and possible plant
closings, on Monday the board of directors at European Aeronautic
Defence and Space Company (EADS) unanimously approved the Power8
restructuring plan for troubled planemaker Airbus.
Russia continues to make motions towards gaining a larger
financial stake in European aerospace consortium EADS. The country
has requested to supply parts for Airbus' upcoming A350XWB
medium-range widebody, according to Vitaly Shmelkov, head of the
German-Russian alliance for economic affairs.