Pact Covers More Than 870 FAs Represented By The United Steel
Flight attendants represented by United Steelworkers (USW) Local
772 have ratified a five-year contract with Pinnacle Airlines. The
contract replaces an agreement that became amendable on Jan. 31,
2011. It covers more than 870 USW-represented flight attendants who
work out of Atlanta, Detroit, New York (JFK), Memphis and
Would Be Represented By Transport Workers Of America
A majority of flight attendants at Virgin America has filed a
petition at the National Mediation Board (NMB) seeking union
representation with the Transport Workers Union of America
(TWU). “Work rules are inconsistently enforced, promises
regarding rest, vacation and benefits are often broken, and
discipline for minor violations can be unnecessarily harsh and
inconsistently applied,” TWU Organizing Director Frank
MacCann said in a news release.
Recently-Discovered Volcanic Tunnels Could Provide Natural
It might sound more like science fiction than science, but
Russian scientists and space officials are looking at the
feasibility of putting a permanent inhabited colony on the moon
sheltered by recently-discovered volcanic tunnels under the lunar
Company Prepares To Bid On South Korean Defense Programs
Eurocopter has expressed its intent to participate in two
Request for Proposals it expects to be issued by South Korea's
defense forces in 2012, proposing the Panther platform for the
country's Light Attack Helicopter program, and the Tiger as a Heavy
After its purchase by Pinnacle Airlines last year, regional
carrier Mesaba Airlines announced that it will be permanently
closing its headquarters in Eagan, MN south of St. Paul and moving
to Memphis, TN. The move is expected to come right after Christmas,
and cost 193 people their jobs. Just over 600 will remain employed
by the airline in Minnesota.
Eurocopter Chile Hands Over The Helo To Multi-Faceted
The Chilean subsidiary of Eurocopter has delivered an AS350 B3e
helicopter to Servicios Aereos Kipreos, making it the first
operator to receive this new version of the Ecureuil rotary-wing
aircraft in the Americas.
Pilots And Aircrews To Be Recognized At UK Guildhall
The heroism and professionalism of aircrews from around the
world and across the whole spectrum of aviation is being recognised
by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators’ annual Trophy
and Awards event, which will take place in London’s medieval
Guildhall on Thursday, October 27th. Among those receiving a total
of 24 different awards are military aircrew, airline pilots, test
pilots, flying instructors and newly qualified trainees. All have
been chose for their exemplary commitment to the highest flying
B-24J Liberator Went Down During A Bombing Raid Over
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO)
announced late last week that the remains of 10 U.S. servicemen,
missing in action from World War II, have been identified and are
being returned to their families for burial with full military
Order Book For The Long-Range Airliner At Near Record
On October 21st, Boeing surpassed 300 deliveries of its
777-300ER. The milestone airplane was taken by first-time customer
Biman Bangladesh. As of Sept. 30, 2011, the 777-300ER has 543
orders; the 777 program (all models) has received a total of 1,288
orders and the program has a backlog of 325 orders.
Visiongain Report Forecasts Significant Growth Outpacing
Global spending on payloads and subsystems for military and
security purposes has jumped in recent years on the back of a surge
in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) deployment. Behind the growing use
of UAVs lies increasing eagerness on the part of governments
worldwide to harness unprecedented intelligence, surveillance,
reconnaissance, communication and attack capabilities provided by
sensors and payloads carried by expendable aircraft.
Joining In Effort To Promote A Drug-Free Lifestyle
Members of Civil Air Patrol will promote healthy, drug-free
lifestyles October 23-31 during their nationwide observance of Red
Ribbon Week. The oldest, largest drug prevention campaign in the
U.S., Red Ribbon Week is observed across America. This year’s
theme is “It’s Up To Me To Be Drug Free!”
Driving into Wittman Regional Airport at Oshkosh this summer, you couldn't help but notice the Farmer's Airship, which the company says is the largest in the world. The airship was available for tours on the grounds near the EAA museum during AirVenture 2011.
Driving into Wittman Regional Airport at Oshkosh this summer,
you couldn't help but notice the Farmer's Airship, which the
company says is the largest in the world. The airship was available
for tours on the grounds near the EAA museum during AirVenture
2011. David Finney, a flight operations specialist for Farmer's
Insurance, told ANN that the aircraft was on a nationwide tour with
stops at communities all across the United States. It began in New
Orleans, traveled east to Florida, then north up the east coast
before turning west and arriving in Oshkosh the last week of
NTSB Releases Transcript Of CVR In Runway Excursion
The NTSB late last week released the Cockpit Voice Recorder
transcript from American Airlines flight 2253, which overran runway
19 upon landing at Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming (KJAC) on
December 29, 2010.
Tells NBAA New Proposal Will Be "Markedly Different" From
TSA officials have told NBAA that they hope to issue a new
proposed business aircraft security program by the end of this
year. The new proposal, which is expected to be markedly different
from the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) offered several
years ago, will need to be reviewed and approved by the Department
of Homeland Security and Office of Management and Budget
before being published for public comment.
Hickey: 'Most Intractable Problem I Have Been Involved
The proposal by LightSquared to place a nationwide wireless
broadband service on frequencies adjacent to those used by millions
of GPS receivers is causing the implementation of NextGen air
traffic control to grind nearly to a halt, according to one
highly-placed FAA official.
First Public Flight Demonstration For The Propose T-38
The Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) made its first U.S. flight
demonstration over the weekend at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show.
The performance showcased the capabilities of the airplane that BAE
says delivers the 5th generation sensor and information management
skills needed by future U.S. fighter pilots.
Pilots Hopeful Government Intervention Will Jumpstart Contract
The pilots of PSA Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots
Association, Int’l (ALPA), took the next step toward reaching
a new contract with senior management on Monday by meeting with a
federal mediator from the National Mediation Board (NMB). PSA
pilots, who fly regional aircraft under the US Airways Express
brand, have been in direct contract negotiations with their
management since June 2009.
Moves Sikorsky S-76D Helicopter Closer To Certification
Transport Canada recently certified the Pratt & Whitney
Canada PW210S engines that will be installed in Sikorsky’s
new S-76D helicopter, marking another milestone in the aircraft's
march toward certification. The engine certification signifies that
the PW210S engine has completed all required certification tests
and complies with all regulatory requirements.
A plane identified as a Cirrus SR22 with three people on board
went down near a high school in Carrollton, TX, Monday morning.
Officials say that one person, a passenger seated in the back seat
of the airplane, was fatally injured.
"Clearly, the market for light jets is not recovering
sufficiently and quickly enough to allow us to continue developing
the program under the economic circumstances we face."
Source: Piper Interim President and CEO Simon