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September 29, 2008

Trans States Pilots Grounded After Incident Outside Restaurant

Both Cited For Public Intoxication; One Dropped Trou

Yep... this is certainly the kind of professional image that aviation needs right now. Two Trans States Airlines pilots were arrested last week, after police in Tennessee responded to a public drunkenness call.

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Baggage Handlers Arrested Trying To Fence Stolen Jewelry

Thieves Discover JFK Airport Workers Beat Them To The Crime

This, frankly, is the kind of story we just couldn't make up. Three baggage handlers for American Airlines face criminal charges, after they allegedly hatched a plan to steal a suitcase laden with expensive jewelry last month at San Francisco International.

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Aero-TV Special Series: Understanding The Critical Pilot Shortage (Part Four)

This Episode Features A Presentation By Captain Paul Rice, Air Line Pilots Association (Part 4 Of A Series)

    The third presentation was presented by Captain Paul Rice of ALPA... who, of course, bring their own type of expertise and concerns to this discussion. Rice discussed the 'Historic' Career Paths taken by many newer airline pilots, which basically breaks down into two segments -- Military v. Civilian...

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O'Hare Opens Longer Runway

10L/28R Is Back In Business

Amid great fanfare, Mayor Richard E. Daley welcomed hundreds of dignitaries and guests to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Thursday. The occasion was the opening of a newly-extended runway, which is part of a multi-phased $15 billion modernization plan.

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Chinese A320 Assembly Line Goes Into Service

Airbus CEO Has High Hopes For Increased Industrial Relations With China

Airbus took another big step toward domination of the global large aircraft marketplace Sunday, by opening its third final assembly line for the A320 in Tianjin, China.

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NWA Flight Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

Authorities Say No Evidence Of Explosives Was Found

A bomb threat was received Friday against a Northwest Airlines Flight headed from Detroit to Atlanta. Fortunately, the airliner was still on the ground, enabling the safe deplaning of all 99 passengers and subsequent search of the plane.

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