Though overshadowed by Boeing's announcement Tuesday of surpassing the 500-orders mark for its
787, thanks in part to a follow-on order from Japan
Airlines... both entities also made news with the announcement
Japan Airlines International will install Boeing's Class 3
Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) on two new 777 airplanes to be
delivered beginning this year.
Says New Staffers Are Coming Onboard To Fill Posts
In response to a scathing report issued Tuesday by the National
Air Traffic Controllers Association on the state of what the union
calls a staffing crisis at Southern California control facilities,
the FAA contends controllers are bending the numbers to "make
something appear one way when it is not the case."
Bickering Comes As 3,000 Workers Strike In Toulouse
A state of deadlock exists in boardrooms at Airbus parent
company EADS, according to news reports, due to political wrangling
over a bond issue to raise funds necessary to implement the
planemaker's controversial Power8 restructuring plan.
AD NUMBER: 2007-07-09
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-07-09
SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to certain Airbus Model A318-100,
A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes; and
Model A320-111 airplanes.
Safe Separation Where Radar Coverage Is Spotty... Or
Aircraft flying over the Arctic Ocean can now fly more direct
routes, save fuel and achieve better on-time performance for
passengers, thanks to the FAA’s final implementation of
Advanced Technologies and Oceanic Procedures (ATOP) at the Alaska
Air Route Traffic Control Center.
If you were looking forward to talking on your cell phone while
flying onboard a commercial airliner, the Federal Communications
Commission has some bad news for you. You'll have to wait until
you're back on the ground... driving in your car, or sitting in a
crowded movie theater.
Says Tired Controllers Forced To Work O/T, Six-Day Weeks
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association states a
worsening air traffic controller staffing crisis at major tower and
radar control facilities in Southern California is shrinking the
margin of safety to dangerously low levels, due to tired
controllers forced to work overtime and even six-day work