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Commercial Airline News

Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Rockefeller Opens Inquiry Into Airline Passenger Fees

Committee Will Also Examine Consumer Data Privacy Policies

Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, IV (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, has sent a letter to the top ten revenue generating U.S. passenger airlines seeking information about how they disclose certain additional fees to consumers when they are making ticket purchases.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

No-Fly List Rules Set For Change

Obama Administration Will Change Procedures For Requesting Removal From The List

Travelers who find themselves on the federal government's "No-Fly" list may soon have a new procedure for requesting their removal from the list.

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Regional Pilots Plan 'Sick-Out' In Early September

Effort Calls For Pilots To 'Stand Together In An Unprecedented Way' Regional airline pilots are organizing a "sick-out" September 1-5 in an effort to call attention to what they say is an effort to "take back our careers."

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Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Aviators Warned Of Potential Icelandic Volcano Eruption

Bardarbunga Volcano Showing Signs Of Activity

Iceland's Met Office has issued a statement raising its risk level due to a possible eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano, part of Iceland's largest volcano system.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

NAI Calls On DOT To Approve Norwegian Air International's Application

But Aviation-Related Unions Remain Strongly Opposed

Norwegian Air International (NAI) has filed comments with the U.S. DOT confirming its support for the European Commission's (Commission) views that parties to the US-EU Open Skies Agreement cannot unilaterally deny NAI's application to serve the U.S. on the basis of Article 17 bis.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Still Hopeful MH370 Can Be Found

Says New Underwater Search Has A 'Reasonable Chance' Of Success

A renewed effort to locate Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 is being prepared, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday that he feels it has a "reasonable chance" of success.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

FLYHT Announces Two New Members On Its Board Of Directors

Barry Eccleston, John Belcher Join The Company's Board

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has added two new members to its Board of Directors, while one member has stepped down from that role.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-13-13

PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600 series airplanes).

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-16-06

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes.

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Virgin America Announces Appointment Of Vice President - Flight Ops

Brad Thomann Will Oversee Flight Training, Flight Standards, Other Functions

Virgin America, the award-winning domestic airline, today announces the appointment of Brad Thomann as Vice President - Flight Operations effective immediately. Thomann, who has over 30 years of experience in civil and military aviation, will oversee the California-based airline's technical and administrative Flight Operations functions including Flight Training, Flight Operations Engineering, Flight Standards, Flight Crew Communications, Flight Crew Resources and the Chief Pilot's Office. 

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