Comments overheard by flight attendants about a bomb aboard a
Southwest Airlines flight that had just left Burbank Friday
afternoon led the flight crew to turn the plane around shortly
after takeoff. After landing, approximately 130 passengers were
evacuated from the jet in an isolated area of the airport.
Airline Confirms 12 Firm 777-300ER Orders, Purchase Rights For
Boeing representatives tell Aero-News the aerospace manufacturer
signed the formal agreement Thursday with Cathay Pacific Airways
for the purchase of 12 Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners,
and purchase rights for 20 additional 777-300ERs.
(Editor's Note: The following is the
unedited text of the updated factual report issued by the National
Transportation Safety Board Thursday, regarding the December 8
accident at Chicago's Midway Airport involving Southwest
Shenzhou, Long March Also Displayed At Shanghai Show
China's Xinhua news agency is reporting the country's first true
regional jet, the DC-9-size ARJ-21, is set to make its maiden
flight in 2008, with commercial operations set to begin
approximately one year after that.
As part of ongoing disciplinary actions over a crippling strike
among ground workers at London's Heathrow Airport back in August,
British Airways reported Thursday it has fired one of three
employees the airlines says helped organize the strike.
In a deal valued at more than $240 million, Korean Air has
selected the GEnx engine to power its order for 10 Boeing 787
Dreamliner aircraft, as well as its option for 10 more should the
airline exercise it. Engine deliveries are set to begin in