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October 01, 2008

NTSB Retracts Probable Cause On 2006 BA 747 Runway Overrun

Says "Real" Report On Incident Involving Blair's Plane Still Pending

In terms of proper British etiquette, it was a royal gaffe.

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ACI-NA, Airlines Cheer GAO Ruling On Newark Slot Auctions

ATA Says Decision Affirms View That Action Is "Unlawful"

Not surprisingly, on Wednesday two of the most vocal opponents to a controversial DOT plan to auction off landing slots at Newark International Airport applauded a ruling by the Government Accountability Office, which states the plan may in fact be illegal.

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Former British Airways Exec To Plead Guilty In Price-Fixing Case

Agrees To Serve 8 Months In Jail For Role In Cargo Collusion Scheme

A British citizen and former executive of British Airways World Cargo has agreed to plead guilty, serve eight months in jail and pay a criminal fine for participating in a conspiracy to fix rates for international air cargo shipments, the Department of Justice announced this week.

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Boeing Says It Will Take Another Look At 787 Delivery Plans

Stops Short Of Saying Plane Will Be Delayed By IAM Stike

Boeing stopped just short of confirming Tuesday the 787 program will face further delays caused by a machinists strike... a scenario most in the industry view as an inevitable certainty.

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Nebraska Officials Take Fresh Look At Intrastate Airline

Last Carrier To Try It Folded In 2005

Local municipalities subsidize commuter rail and buses all the time. Would it make sense for the state of Nebraska to subsidize intrastate airline service?

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2008-19-09 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: ATR

AD NUMBER: 2008-17-19 MANUFACTURER: ATR SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-17-19 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-19-07 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-19-07 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product.

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The KC-10 Extender Shows Aero-TV It's Multi-Mission Tanker Role (Part 1)

This Advanced Tanker/Cargo Aircraft Is An Unsung Hero...

One of the highlights of the 2008 Oshkosh Fly-In was the chance to get up close and personal with all manner of military aircraft -- the same birds that can be called upon at a moment's notice to serve and protect this nation...

GAO Rules Against FAA Slot Auction Plan

Opponents Hail Victory... But Agency Doesn't Have To Heed Ruling

The GAO has spoken... saying the Federal Aviation Administration has no legal authority to auction off takeoff and landing slots at the nation's largest airports. But how much weight that ruling actually carries remains murky at best.

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US Airways Pilots Mark Three Years Of Failure To Complete Merger

Joining With America West Announced September 27, 2005

September 27 marked three full years in which US Airways management has failed to complete their merger between the old US Air, and America West. Today, the airline is entangled in labor disputes... lawsuits... customer service issues... and public perception as a nickel-and-dime outfit, willing to sell its soul for a $15 service fee.

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