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November 21, 2011

Hawaiian Adding Five More A330s By 2015

Transition Will Include A350s As The Airbus Composite  Airplane Becomes Available

Hawaiian Airlines  said Thursday that the next step in its long-range fleet renewal and expansion plan with the signing of a new firm order with Airbus to purchase five new A330-200 aircraft for delivery between 2013 and 2015, with purchase rights for an additional three A330s.

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First InFlight 911 Service Will Utilizes FAA-Approved iPad

Device Will Be Used To Communicate In-Flight Emergencies

A new service will help airline pilots and staff to alert up to 100 government personnel simultaneously in the event of an inflight crisis will use Apple's iPad tablet device as its primary means of communication. 

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Emirates Airlines Selects Rockwell Collins Avionics For 62 New Aircraft

Full Suite Of Components To Be Installed In Airbus And Boeing Jets

Emirates Airlines said at the Dubai Air Show Monday it has selected a comprehensive package of Rockwell Collins avionics for 32 new Airbus A380 and 30 new Boeing 777 aircraft. Aircraft deliveries are in progress and will continue through 2015.

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Southwest Sued Over Expired Drink Tickets

Passenger Claims There Is No Expiration Date On The Coupons

Will this make the Southwest reality show? A man in Illinois is suing the airline because it would not honor drink tickets it said had expired, but which the plaintiff says have no expiration date.

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Bombardier Aerospace To Establish Manufacturing Capability In Morocco

Plans $200 Million Investment Over Eight Years

Bombardier Aerospace said Wednesday that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco for the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Morocco. The exact site location will be announced at a later date. Bombardier Aerospace intends to invest approximately $200 million in equipment, buildings and start-up costs over the next eight years.

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Pilot Stuck In Lavatory Triggers Terror Scare

But It Turned Out To Just Be A Jammed Door

Even the pilot has to go once in a while, but on a recent Chautauqua Airlines Delta Connection flight from Asheville, North Carolina to New York, a jammed bathroom door caused the co-pilot to think the airplane was under attack.

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