The absence of progress this week in contract talks between AMR
Corp. management and the Allied Pilots Association (APA) raises the
risk that American Airlines will be forced into a Chapter 11
bankruptcy filing. Fitch Ratings sees agreement on terms similar to
those proposed by management as essential if the carrier is to move
toward a sustainable operating profile in 2012 and beyond.
Company Official Says The Powerplants Are 'On Track' For
Pratt & Whitney has successfully completed more than 1,000
hours of full engine testing on its PurePower engines for its first
two applications – the PW1500G engine series for the
Bombardier CSeries aircraft and the PW1200G engine series for the
Mitsubishi Regional Jet. Four PW1500G engines and two PW1200G
engines have undergone testing to date. Each engine model will run
a total of eight test engines leading to engine certification.
The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to undergo change incorporation
work in San Antonio, Texas, returned to Everett on November 13. The
airplane completed an eight month change incorporation program and
will now go through final preparations in Everett before delivery
to Japan Airlines (JAL).
Shows Off Advanced Communications And Navigation Displays
A full-scale flight deck demonstrator for the all-new CSeries
aircraft is making its world debut at the Dubai Airshow. Visitors
to the Bombardier CSeries aircraft dome are able to experience
first-hand the most advanced flight deck demonstrator in the
Officials with the FAA, DFW International Airport's Department
of Public Safety and American Airlines are all trying to figure out
how an incoming flight from Charlotte, using an automated docking
system to pull up to a gate, had its wing strike a fire truck
parked in a designated fire lane last Thursday.
AFSCME: Wayne County, MI, Airport Authority Has Made Poor
Financial Decisions Which Has Led To Their Current Situation
A number of American Federation of State County and Municipal
Employees (AFSCME) Local Unions that represent workers at
Michigan's Wayne County Airport said Monday that they will
propose ways to ensure better airport safety, less waiting for
planes, and cheaper airplane ticket prices.
Airline CEO Said European Planemaker Should 'Go Back To Basics'
The CEO of Qatar Airways unexpectedly pulled the plug, at least
temporarily, on a $6.5 billion deal with Airbus, saying at the
Dubai Air Show that the European planemaker is "still learning how
to make airplanes." But later in the day, the two kissed and made
up and signed the deal.
Circulate Report Critical Of The Airline's Safety On Capitol
A 101-page report critical of United Airlines is being passed
around Capitol Hill by pilots who fly for the carrier. The report,
which was prepared by ALPA, blasts the airline for its use of
computer-based training as the primary tool for teaching procedural
changes following the merger with Continental Airlines, and the
lack of classroom sessions or simulator time to reinforce the