Airlines Will Have To Give Up Slots At Multiple Airports To Complete Merger
AMR Corporation and US Airways Group announced Tuesday that the airlines have settled the litigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the States of Arizona, Florida, Michigan and Tennessee, the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the District of Columbia challenging the merger of AMR and US Airways.
Network Carriers Nearly Cut Unit Costs To Low-Cost Carrier Level
This year, for the first time ever, U.S. low-cost airline unit revenue on domestic routes exceeded that of network carriers. That's according to Oliver Wyman’s annual Airline Economic Analysis report, released Friday at the Raymond James Global Transportation Conference. The report highlights this and other shifts taking place in the global airline market.
Four Women In Aviation, International Members Will Win These Life-Changing Scholarships
Southwest Airlines has added to the WAI roster of 85 scholarships by offering WAI members the opportunity to win four Boeing 737NG type ratings. Anyone, female or male, who was a member of WAI as of November 1, 2013, is eligible to apply. For these SWA scholarships only, the deadline to apply has been extended to December 1, 2013, while the deadline for the other scholarships remains November 18, 2013.
Longtime Board Chair Bill Ayer Retiring At The End Of The Year
The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has elected Brad Tilden chairman of Air Group and its subsidiary carriers, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. A 22-year veteran of the company, he currently serves as president and chief executive officer. Tilden succeeds Bill Ayer, who will retire Dec. 31 after spending 31 years at Air Group and serving as president, CEO and chairman during his last decade at the company.
First Unexpected Software Reboot For The Mars Rover
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity experienced an unexpected software reboot (also known as a warm reset) Thursday during a communications pass as it was sending engineering and science data to the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, for later downlinking to Earth.
Selected To Machine And Assemble Structural Components New Airplane
An agreement had been reached between Airbus S.A.S. and Magellan Aerospace securing a major work package on the Airbus A350 XWB. The package, which is an addition to other supply contracts Magellan Aerospace has on the A350XWB, consists of a series of machined and assembled structural components for the fuselage structure in this aircraft which supports the cabin storage bins and aircraft systems.
Pennsylvania students are being encouraged to depict aviation's importance to public safety by participating in the annual 2014 Aviation Art Contest. The contest theme, "Flying Saves Lives," aims to illustrate how aircraft can transport much-needed supplies or provide relief during emergencies.
Bell Helicopter has delivered the first seven of 15 Bell 429s to the Turkish National Police. The aircraft will be used for a wide array of law enforcement missions, including surveillance, personnel transport and air support of ground operations.
New Application Allows Passengers to Leverage In-Flight Wi-Fi
Gogo has unveiled its new Text & Talk technology. The new technology leverages Gogo's in-flight Wi-Fi system to allow passengers to send text messages and make phone calls using their own smartphone much like they do on the ground.
As we reported last week, the Readington Township Committee has been pushing to use condemnation and eminent domain laws to take over the privately owned Solberg Airport, despite overwhelming opposition. On Wednesday of last week, about 500 residents and airport supporters attended a meeting of the Readington Township Committee held for the purpose of allowing public comment and Committee deliberation on an ordinance concerning embattled Solberg Airport. The U.K. government and Civil Aviation Authority, called the CAA, have announced plans to strip away unnecessary bureaucracy for the U.K. general aviation sector. Some of the proposed changes were suggested during the General Aviation Red Ta
As we reported last week, the Readington Township Committee has been pushing to use condemnation and eminent domain laws to take over the privately owned Solberg Airport, despite overwhelming opposition. On Wednesday of last week, about 500 residents and airport supporters attended a meeting of the Readington Township Committee held for the purpose of allowing public comment and Committee deliberation on an ordinance concerning embattled Solberg Airport. The U.K. government and Civil Aviation Authority, called the CAA, have announced plans to strip away unnecessary
Hopes To Keep Major Fabrication Of The Airliner In The Puget Sound Region
The Washington State Legislature during a special session Saturday overwhelmingly approved key elements of Governor Jay Inslee’s proposed package to help secure an unprecedented commitment from The Boeing Company to assemble its new 777X jetliner — and the plane’s carbon fiber wing — in Washington State.
Expedition 37 Crew Lands In Kazakhstan After 166 Days in Space
Expedition 37 crew members Karen Nyberg of NASA, Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency have returned to Earth from the International Space Station, landing at 2149 EST Sunday, Nov. 10 (8:49 a.m. Kazakhstan time, Nov. 11), after spending 166 days in space.
Tests Demonstrate Aircraft's Ability To Integrate With The Carrier Environment
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) conducted flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), Nov. 10. The event, the most-recent in a series of carrier-based tests, demonstrated the integration of the latest in naval aviation technology with the most advanced and capable carrier.
Recommendations Follow Accident During Swinging Load Test Conducted In December, 2012
The FAA has issued a Safety Alert For Operators (SAFO) highlighting current guidance and best-practices for part 133 operators who conduct external-load operations with non-human external cargo (NHEC).
A day after some 500 people showed at a public meeting concerning Solberg Airport in Readington Township, NJ, the Township Committee learned that a judge had dealt them another setback in their efforts to acquire the airport's land.
Two Dozen Of 150 Who Were Idled To Report Back To Work
About two dozen engineers who were among the 150 who had received layoff notices from Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita have been recalled to work, though the company is being tight-lipped about the project on which they will be working.
“This is a great day for everyone in Washington. Winning the 777X will secure tens of thousands of jobs and yield huge economic benefits for generations to come.” Source: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.
NextGen was enacted in 2003 by President Bush and Congress under VISION 100 – Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-176). Under this initiative, Congress created the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) to manage the partnerships designed to bring NextGen online.