1500 Flight Attendants, 322 IAM Workers Have Jumped Ship While
United Airlines announced Thursday that as of this week, 322
employees represented by the International Association of
Machinists (IAM) have taken advantage of the Early Out and
Voluntary Furlough programs agreed to by the company and the
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a contract
this week to Sensis Corp. of Syracuse, NY to install runway status
lights at 22 major US airports. Runway status lights are designed
to improve runway safety at busy airports by warning pilots when it
is unsafe to cross or enter a runway.
German-Built Device Received New Reflective Coating
Engineers and technicians from NASA, the German Space Agency and
the Deutsches SOFIA Institut recently reinstalled the German-built
primary mirror assembly into NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for
Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, airborne observatory.
The National Transportation Safety Board has told the Federal
Aviation Administration that many elements of its new rule dealing
with aircraft flight recorders comply with previous NTSB
recommendations... but noted that some of its recommendations were
Members of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
recently confirmed the appointment of two new officers to NBAA's
Board of Directors, during the organization's 61st annual meeting
and convention in Orlando, FL.
Composite Props From MT Propeller Lessen Noise, Maintenance
German air carrier Regional Air Express has successfully
completed a series of test flights with new, five-blade composite
propellers of MT Propeller in Straubing, Germany fitted to one of
The auxiliary of the US Air Force, with over 56,000 members,
including 27,000 cadets ages 12-21. With around 1,700 units, the
CAP operates the world's largest fleet of single-engine, piston
aircraft (535), and an extensive communications network.
"In this challenging economic environment, we are
focused on working with our unions to identify options that work
for our employees and our business, and we are pleased we have been
able to limit the number of involuntary furloughs, protecting jobs
for our people."
Source: Scott Dolan, senior vice president -
Airport Operations and Cargo at United Airlines. The carrier
announced Thursday that as of this week, 322 employees represented
by the International Association of Machinists (IAM) have taken
advantage of the Early Out and Voluntary Furlough programs agreed
to by the company and the union.