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March 03, 2010

Sullenberger Heading For The Hangar

Will Retire After 30 Years With US Airways

Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who famously ditched a US Airways A320 in the Hudson River over a year ago saving all aboard, says he's calling it a career after 30 years with the airline.

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Two Controllers Placed On Administrative Leave From JFK

Child In Control Tower Was Permitted To Talk To Pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration announced Wednesday that two employees at John F. Kennedy Airport Tower are on administrative leave following an incident last month when a child was permitted to talk with pilots on an air traffic control frequency.

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Heathrow And Singapore Airlines Institute Special A380 Departure Procedures

Expect Fuel Savings, Reduced CO2 Emissions

Heathrow, NATS, Singapore Airlines and Airbus have launched an improved departure procedure for the Airbus A380, which is projected to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions while remaining within the airport's strict noise procedures.

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Skyscanner Hears From Tall As Well As Overweight Flyers Following Survey

Tall Travellers Tired Of Extra Airlines Charges For Passengers That Don’t Fit The Norm

The UK’s tallest travellers have rallied in support of the world’s overweight passengers against so called ‘body discrimination’ by airlines.

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Albaugh: Boeing Would Prefer To Build Airplanes In Washington State

But Labor Issues May Force The Company's Hand, CEO Says

Boeing Commercial Airline CEO Jim Albaugh says the company would prefer to build airplanes in the Puget Sound region, with the caveat that the preference holds only if the Machinists union moderates its future wage demands and avoid strikes.

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