For the past several years, strong bookings in the Asia-Pacific
region spearheaded generally healthy numbers for the global airline
industry as a whole... but if recent trends are any indication,
those heady times have been over for awhile now.
Job Stress, Warm Sun Combined To Lull Crew To Sleep
A frenzied effort to get back on schedule, combined with a warm
cockpit, are the reasons cited by one former go! Airlines pilot why
he and his first officer fell asleep on a flight to Hilo, HI in
B/E Aerospace announced last week it has received a supplemental
type certificate (STC) from the FAA which authorizes the company to
convert Airbus A300-600 passenger aircraft to freighters. The STC
was awarded to B/E Aerospace's Flight Structures unit (FSI).
Two Passengers Still Hospitalized, In 'Fair' Condition
The captain of Continental Airlines Flight 1404 has been
released from the hospital, Continental spokeswoman Kelly Cripe
announced on Friday, while a University of Colorado Hospital
spokeswoman reported that two of the injured remain and are in fair
The global airline community anxiously awaits investigators'
findings in the November 27 crash of an Air New Zealand Airbus 320
on approach to Perpignon, France. Although Airbus has refused to
speculate on the cause of the accident, The New Zealand
Herald reports the incident may be the third in three
months stemming from a defective flight control computer.