3,000 Jobs To Be Eliminated Worldwide By End Of 2009
A reduction in the number of expected deliveries in 2009 plus an
excess of used aircraft on the market have combined to make tough
times for Bombardier, spurring last week's announcement of the
planned elimination of 3,000 more jobs by the end of this year, in
addition to 1,360 positions cut in February.
Engine Inspections, Documentation Completed On 60 Aircraft
Normal flight operations were resumed Thursday afternoon by
Delta Connection regional carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines, a
mere day-and-a-half after grounding 60 aircraft to check its
compliance with mandatory engine inspections.
The Transportation Safety Administration processes thousands of
claims filed each year by airline passengers whose personal items
have come up missing from their checked baggage. Despite the
overwhelming statistics, at least one airline denies the scope of
More Events And Programs To Draw Women To Aviation
The success of last year's inaugural WomenVenture gathering has
inspired EAA and Women in Aviation International to unveil plans
for more programs and activities this year at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh. The 57th annual EAA fly-in convention, "The World's
Greatest Aviation Celebration," will be held July 27-August 2 at
Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI.
The American Federation of Government Employees - a labor union
that representing Transportation Security Administration workers -
is hopeful that President Obama will make good on his campaign
promise to appoint a new TSA Administrator who favors granting them
collective bargaining rights.
Pilot And Two Passengers Okay After Interrupted Charter
The pilot of an air-taxi flight, enroute from Page Field (FMY)
in Ft. Myers, FL to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
(PIE), made a successful forced landing Friday night, touching down
safely on a street in North Port, FL.
The primary purpose of The F-14 Tomcat Association is to
maintain contact among the members of the Tomcat community, keep
members informed of developments in Naval Aviation, provide support
to museums where F-14s are on display, and sponsor annual reunions
of the F-14 family. Membership is open to anyone who has flown,
worked on, or just plain love the F-14 aircraft.
A large planet composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, together
with some methane, ammonia, and other light substances, but with a
substantial metal-rock core around which the lighter materials that
form the bulk of the object have accreted. Most of the extrasolar
planets discovered so far appear to be gas giants, though this is a
selection effect stemming from the fact that current detection
methods are heavily biased toward finding massive planets.
"These decisions were very difficult to take but they
were necessary to (put) the company in a viable position in the
present environment and align production to the reduced market
Source: Guy Hachey, president and CEO of
Bombardier Aerospace. A reduction in the number of expected
deliveries in 2009 plus an excess of used aircraft on the market
have combined to make tough times for the planemaker, spurring last
week's announcement of the planned elimination of 3,000 more jobs
by the end of this year, in addition to 1,360 positions cut in