Analyst Says Possible Industry Bailout Clouds The Horizon
Max Sukkhasantikul, Commercial Aviation Consulting Analyst at
Frost & Sullivan contends that airline "test flights" for
operation in volcanic ash are more of a publicity stunt - as the
flights do not have any testing equipment and they needed to be
flown on those segments regardless.
February 2010 Employment Down 3.5 Percent from February
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.5 percent fewer
workers in February 2010 than in February 2009, the 20th
consecutive decrease in full-time equivalent employee (FTE) levels
for the scheduled passenger carriers from the same month of the
previous year .
NLR Research Aircraft Used To Verify Movement Of The Cloud
The National Aerospace Laboratory's (NLR) research aircraft has
investigated the volcanic ash cloud hovering over the Netherlands.
The purpose of this flight was to verify the accuracy of
atmospheric models currently being used to predict the movements of
the ash cloud.
The second Boeing747-8 Freighter, RC521, landed in Palmdale, CA,
Monday, marking the beginning of a planned transition of 747-8
Freighter testing to Southern California. The more than four-hour
flight from Boeing Field in Seattle included testing on avionics
and cruise performance.