The European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA) and the American
Federal Aviation Administration, FAA gave their official "seal of
approval" Wednesday to the successful A380 evacuation trial
performed at Airbus' site in Hamburg, Germany last weekend.
While international aircraft leasing companies GECAS and ILFC
are rivals almost as much as their primary suppliers -- Boeing and
Airbus -- are, the heads of the two organizations came together
Tuesday to send a common message to Airbus: you need to completely
rethink the A350.
The federal bankruptcy court may be hoping some tough love will
help Delta Air Lines -- and now it's regional subisidiary, Comair
-- to settle their respective differences with pilots and flight
Boeing and Etihad Airways announced Tuesday the installation of
Boeing's Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) on five new 777-300ERs
being delivered in the first half of 2006. The EFBs will be
installed on the 777s beginning in 2007.