Says Manufacturer's MOM Allows Enamel Paint, So There
Hoping to put a swift end to an FAA investigation into its
servicing methods, on Monday AAR Corp. announced Boeing has issued
a Multi Operator Message ("MOM") to its 707, 747, 757 and 767
customers, dated April 8, 2008, referencing a FAA South Florida
FSDO notice (UPN No. 2008-S2008 0110024) issued last month
regarding enamel paint applied by AAR to the inside surfaces of the
respective aircraft main landing gear ("MGL") truck beams.
Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus became the latest airline to place
a firm order for the upcoming Airbus A350 XWB last week. In its
biggest ever acquisition for long-haul aircraft, the Irish airline
received shareholder approval Friday to purchase six A350-900s,
along with six additional A330-300s, confirming its earlier placed
As the oft-rumored joining of Delta Air Lines with Northwest
Airlines in the holy terms of merger mania appear to be coming
ever-closer to fruition, this weekend International Association of
Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President
Robert Roach, Jr. issued the following statement on current airline
industry maintenance and customer service concerns.
The Associated Press reports Delta Air Lines has reached an
agreement with executives at Eagan, MN-based Northwest Airlines,
which will see the Northwest brand dissolve in the name of creating
the world's largest airline.
Company Says Unclaimed Luggage May Also Be Auctioned
If you can't beat 'em... or, find their rightful owners... burn
'em. That seems to be the likely fate for thousands of as-yet
unclaimed bags, lost in the recent operations meltdown at the new
Terminal 5 at London Heathrow.
There's no doubt flying can sometimes be a risky business... and
alas, the risks aren't limited to taking flight. A woman assisting
in restocking a Qantas airliner at Brisbane International Airport
was killed when she reportedly fell to the tarmac this weekend.