Opportunity For Some 1,000 High-Skilled Workers Direct And Many More In Supply Chain
Airbus manufacturing in the United States advanced another step closer to reality Monday in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A320 Family Assembly Line officially began. During a groundbreaking ceremony at the Mobile Brookley Aeroplex, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier acknowledged the significance of the U.S. facility to Airbus’ global growth.
Open Collaboration Innovations Could Transform Air Travel
GE and partners have revealed the winners of the first “Industrial Internet Quests,” an open innovation challenge to create new algorithms to reduce air travel delays and design applications to improve the healthcare experience. Launched in November 2012 in collaboration with Kaggle, a leading platform in solving data science challenges, and with Alaska Airlines and Ochsner Health System, the Quests invited data scientists and designers to use analytics and design to find ways to increase efficiency for airlines, travelers, hospitals and patients.
Argentine Carrier Currently Operates 20 Of The Aircraft
Embraer has signed a contract for the sale of two Embraer 190 jets to Austral Lineas Aereas, a company belonging to the Aerolineas Argentina Group. The Argentine airline currently operates 20 airplanes of this model.
Has Placed Passenger Flights On The Schedule For Late May
United Airlines is showing some confidence that Boeing's battery repair for the Dreamliner will be resolved by the Memorial Day Weekend. The airline has placed passenger flights for the 787 back on its schedule beginning May 31.
Says Agency Puts Interests Of Knife Lobbyists Over Safety
Knife industry lobbyists appear to have played a key role in getting the Transportation Security Administration to allow knives back on commercial aircraft for the first time since 9/11. After intense lobbying by knife manufacturers and knife industry groups, the policy change that will allow small knives on airplanes is set to take effect April 25. While knife advocates had their voices heard at TSA headquarters, the American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents 45,000 Transportation Security Officers, says TSA failed give the union a similar forum.