ANN REALTIME UPDATE 05.18.06 1900 EDT: For the second time in
as many months, a bankruptcy court judge has rejected an airline's
request to toss out its existing contracts with union workers in
order to impose pay cuts. Just minutes ago, Judge Gregory Kishel
ruled that Mesaba Airlines cannot reject contracts with its pilots,
flight attendants, and mechanics.
There were two more incidents this week involving blown tires on
regional jets during takeoff, this time involving aircraft flying
for US Airways and regional operator Republic Airways. One plane
aborted its takeoff, while the second made a precautionary landing
in Washington, DC.
In this crazy world, it's somewhat reassuring to have some
things that are certain. The traffic light will always turn yellow
as you're approaching the intersection. That tailwind you were
counting on will evaporate somewhere over Nebraska. And there will
never, ever be assigned seating on a Southwest Airlines flight...
well, perhaps we were all a bit quick on that last one.
AD NUMBER: 2006-10-08
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-08
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200,
-300, and -300F series airplanes.
AD NUMBER: 2006-10-11
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-10-11
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive
(AD) for certain Airbus Model A310-200 and -300 series