The FAA is awarding $7.7 million in contracts to eight companies
to help advance alternative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable
sources for commercial jet fuel. The FAA funds are being
distributed by the DOT's John A. Volpe Center.
National Mediation Board Has Mailed Voting Instructions To
Nearly 2,300 Flight Attendants
The voting process for nearly 2,300 Atlantic Southeast Airlines
and ExpressJet Flight Attendants got underway Wednesday in an
election to determine union representation. Voting instructions
were mailed by the National Mediation Board (NMB) Wednesday and
voting results are expected to be announced on December 21, 2011.
AFA already represents approximately 1,200 Flight Attendants at
Atlantic Southeast Airlines.
DOT, FAA Hold Session In Response To Problems Caused By Rare
DOT and FAA officials sat down with airport and airline
operators Wednesday to discuss a series of steps to improve
critical information-sharing during severe weather to help guide
better decision-making about flight diversions.
Employee Wages, Benefits To Continue Without Interruptions
Judge Sean H. Lane of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern
District of New York granted approval Wednesday to a series of
first day motions filed by the AMR Corp to help facilitate
American's and American Eagle's continued normal business
operations throughout the reorganization process.
Labor Organizations Made A Strong Case For Assembly In
Boeing’s announcement to build the 737 Max at the Renton
plant culminates months of work by labor, government and business
to ensure the next generation aircraft will be built by the most
experienced workforce in the world at building single aisle
commercial aircraft, according to leaders of the Society of
Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA), IFPTE
Air Transport Association Changes Name To Airlines For
A name change for an established trade association is a fairly
rare occurrence, but in a move is says will better represent its
overall mission, the Air Transport Association on Thursday
officially changed its name to Airlines for America.