The NTSB has issued a series of safety recommendations to the
FAA in response to an incident in which an American Airlines B737
overran the end of the runway on landing in Kingston, Jamaica in
December 2009. The aircraft landed approximately 4,000 feet down
the 8,911-foot-long, wet runway with a 14-knot tailwind component
and was unable to stop on the remaining runway length.
Airbus has started joining the first 69-foot long front fuselage
section for the A350 XWB in Saint-Nazaire, France. This phase will
continue over the coming weeks, and once completed, the front
fuselage will be transported by Beluga to the A350 XWB Final
Assembly Line in Toulouse. It will be the first major section of
the A350 XWB to enter the final assembly line.
Laments Treatment Of Elderly, Increased Scanner Use
In the wake of recent allegations of questionable screening
tactics used on elderly women, FlyersRights.org is calling for an
end to government-sponsored "security theater." The story of
85-year-old Lenore Zimmerman's alleged strip search at New York's
JFK International, coupled with a similar tale at the same airport
from 88-year-old Ruth Sherman, illustrate what FlyersRights calls
the folly of granting almost unlimited power to TSA officers.
Order Valued At More Than $1.2 Billion At List Prices
Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has finalized a deal with Boeing for
four 787-9 Dreamliners, and at the same time exercised options for
four Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, with a list-price value
of more than $1.2 billion, marks the completion of an agreement
announced during the Paris Air Show in June.