Runs To Bathroom After Passengers Accuse Him Of Drinking
No one knows for certain whether the Southwest Airlines pilot
accused of being drunk by passengers at Port Columbus International
Airport (CMH) this week was actually too intoxicated to fly, except
for the pilot himself... but it sure doesn't look good, and the
airline has put the man in question on paid leave while the FAA
looks into the matter.
Boeing said early on that 2008 would be an off year for aircraft
sales -- and sure enough, it was right. The American planemaker
announced Thursday it took net orders for 662 new planes for the
year, bringing its backlog of unfilled commercial orders to more
than 3,700 airplanes.
On Wednesday, Continental Airlines demonstrated the use of
sustainable biofuel to power a commercial aircraft for the first
time ever in North America. The demonstration flight -- conducted
in partnership with Boeing, GE Aviation/CFM International, and
Honeywell's UOP -- also marked the first sustainable biofuel
demonstration flight by a commercial carrier using a two-engine
aircraft, a Boeing 737-800 equipped with CFM International CFM56-7B
Says Travel Manners Are 'A True Indicator Of Class'
Jetiquette Academy first came to ANN's attention last summer,
when the group
implored passengers to consider the feelings of airline
workers before sounding off about what are usually
relatively minor inconveniences of air travel. The organization
also offered a seminar for those workers, to help them be both more
understanding of customer issues, and more resilient to the
occasional bad egg.
The American Federation of Government Employees' influence at
the Transportation Security Administration is once again evident as
TSA recently changed a policy AFGE claimed violated the
constitutional rights to association and free speech.
But Hopes Of High Ticket Prices Haven't Come True... Yet
When the US domestic airlines announced last summer that they
were planning capacity cuts, some industry observers worried the
cuts would be too deep. Most of those carriers have now posted
their stats for December, and it looks as if they planned about
Early speculation about an accident at Denver International
Airport last month,
in which a Continental 737 veered off a runway December 20
during its takeoff run and was destroyed, has centered
on the role crosswinds might have played.
AAR Corp. announced this week Dave Cann, former head of the
Federal Aviation Administration's Flight Standards Service,
Aircraft Maintenance Division has joined AAR as Vice President,
Regulatory Compliance responsible for quality and safety at the
company's repair station businesses.