Water Leaking Into Avionics Bay May Cause Electrical Short,
A series of fires aboard Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft has
prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to issue seven
recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration. Four
of the recommendations are classified "Urgent" by the Safety
Finnair has firmed up its decision to acquire the Airbus A350 by
signing a firm contract for the purchase of nine Airbus A350-900s,
as well as four options. The carrier has also ordered three new
Strategy To Convince FAA To Return To The Bargaining
Aero-News has learned that Tom Brantley, national president of
the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS, AFL-CIO), has
sent the FAA's contract proposal for the union's employees in the
FAA's Air Traffic Organization (ATO) out for a vote.
Is it a sign of what's to come? Ahead of its expected
announcement of an order from either Boeing or Airbus for 22
next-generation widebody airliners, Aeroflot's deputy general
director announced Wednesday the airline plans to buy between 30
and 35 Airbus A320s between 2008 and 2015.
The Boeing Company and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS)
announced Wednesday an order for 30 firm and 30 option Boeing
Next-Generation 737s worth approximately $4 billion at list prices.
Included in this agreement is the first 737-900ER order by an
aircraft leasing company.