Is another delay looming for Boeing's 787
Dreamliner? Several analysts predict the planemaker may need
to push off its development schedule for the composite-bodied
aircraft once more... and the stock market has responded, by
driving down Boeing share prices.
Apparent Towbar Failure Sends Plane Partially Off Ramp
The world's largest passenger-carrying airliner has chalked up
its first incident while in airline service. Singapore Airlines'
first-ever Airbus A380 suffered minor damage to its landing gear
Thursday, when the aircraft became disconnected from a tug during
pushback and rolled partially off the tarmac at Changi Airport.
Was turbulence really to blame for an incident onboard an Air
Canada Airbus A319 Thursday? Early reports indicated the aircraft
hit a rough patch of air on its trip from Victoria, BC to
Toronto... but passengers say the pilot told them of an additional
problem once the aircraft came back under control.
Says Low Dollar Makes This "The Right Time To Strike"
One big trend noted by retail analysts in 2007 was a surge in
shopping trips by Europeans to the United States. The dramatic fall
of the US dollar's exchange value against the euro has made
vacations, luxury purchases, and even real estate irresistible
values to anyone with euros in their pockets.
Says Mediation "Is In The Best Interests Of All Concerned"
The Allied Pilots Association, collective bargaining agent for
the 12,000 pilots of American Airlines, appealed Thursday to the
carrier's management to join in a request for National Mediation
Board (NMB) involvement in the ongoing negotiations for a new pilot
Perhaps this will slow down the jokes about contaminated Chinese
products coming to the US. Reuters reports a Chinese government
emergency team rushed onto a United Airlines jet in Beijing, after
the crew notified air traffic control Sunday they found evidence of
mice onboard the plane.