Also Gives Tentative OK To "Atlantic Plus-Plus" Joint
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) proposed Tuesday to
grant antitrust immunity to Continental Airlines for its
participation in the Star Alliance, and to approve a new joint
venture among four of the alliance's members. Antitrust immunity
allows airlines to coordinate their services and act as a single
carrier for international air services covered by the immunity.
Also Cites "Flawed Internal Safety Management System" At
The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday a
September 2007 engine fire on an American Airlines jetliner was
probably due to an unapproved and improper procedure used by
mechanics to manually start one of the engines. The fire was
prolonged and the safety of the aircraft further jeopardized by how
the flight crew handled the emergency.
Falling Traffic Means Better Focus On Passenger Needs
After one of the worst years ever in terms of passenger
complaints in 2007, the nation's airlines posted substantial gains
in 2008 according to a report issued Monday by the Airline
Quarterly Rating, or AQR.
Another Truly Fascinating Interview From WAI 2009!
Lt. Colonel Jacqui Marty is a woman to this nation owes a great deal... and yet, during an interview with Aero-TV, Marty spent a considerable time telling us about all those she feels a debt to. That's the kind of person that flies an unarmed tanker into combat, time and time again, all over the world. An American Woman In Combat...
Former Garuda Indonesia pilot Marwoto Komar says he will appeal
a guilty verdict handed down by an Indonesian court Monday, on
charges of criminal negligence in the case of a notorious crash
landing at Yogyakarta in March 2007.
The recent voluntary grounding of regional jets by Atlantic
Southeast Airlines evoked memories of last year's harsh actions
against Southwest and American Airlines over maintenance and
documentation issues. So... will we see another spring travel
season marred by
the strandings of tens-of-thousands of
passengers due to FAA action?
Negotiations Come As Industry Reels In Declining Economy
An economic recession which has brought 75,000 layoffs at US
airlines is providing a tough environment for airline union
negotiators. USA Today reports many unions are currently engaged in
their first contract negotiations since the troubled post-9/11
days, and had hoped to regain wages and benefits lost during that
The Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame (WAHF) tells ANN it will
induct five aviators at a ceremony to be held this fall. John
Jerstad, Paul Johns, LaVern Reller, Gunter Voltz, and Giles
Meisenheimer will be honored for their achievements and
contributions to aviation in Wisconsin.