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March 08, 2006

Drunk Man Breaches Security At Chicago's Midway, Takes Stroll Along Runway

Maybe He Wanted To Buy It?

We honestly don't know where to start with this one, except at the beginning. Chicago city officials confirmed Tuesday that an intoxicated man was able to sneak through a security gate at Midway Airport this weekend, where he proceeded to then take a stroll along the runways.

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Modernization Blueprint or 'Power/Money Grab?' ATA Unveils 'Smart Skies' Program

Airlines Unveil Statement of Principles to Fund System Transformation

ANN Note: ANN is participating in a number of conference calls and interviews throughout the day now that the cards finally appear to be on the table, as far as the airlines are concerned. Preliminary analysis does not bode well for the General Aviation community in that the ATA proposal both seems to be a power grab over what ATA claims is 'commercial' airspace, as well as an expense reduction program that would transfer 1.5-2 billion dollars of annual costs to the GA community for a system that is admittedly custom-designed to cater to the airline industry.

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Do New Air Marshal Recruits Have The Right Stuff?

Older Marshals Say No

If you ran a law enforcement agency... would you take the greenest of recruits and put him undercover? That question comes from at least one federal air marshal, who says the TSA is recruiting people with NO law enforcement experience to protect commercial passenger flights from would-be hijackers.

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Kenya Airways To Add Six Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Most Successful Program Launch To Date For Boeing

Are commercial airliner orders coming in sixes now? Just one day after Airbus announced a six-plane deal with Yemenia Air for its A350 -- with options for four more -- Boeing responded in kind with a six-aircraft deal of its own. On Tuesday, Kenya Airways announced its decision to purchase six 787 Dreamliners.

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Delta Regional Operator Grounds Troubled CRJ-200 After Weekend Flap Incidents

Problem Plane Undergoes Inspection In ATL

So, what's up with the flaps on a couple of Delta's Bombardier CRJ-200 regional jets? That's what both Delta and its regional operator, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, would like to know.

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Boeing Has 100 Reasons To Like Ryanair

Boeing Delivers 100th Next-Generation 737 to Ryanair

Boeing and Ryanair, Europe's largest and most profitable low-cost carrier, have celebrated the delivery of the airline's 100th Boeing Next-Generation 737, nearly seven years after receiving its first 737-800.

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