Wells: Company 'Looking Forward To A Contract ... That Is
Acceptable To Everyone'
Southwest Airlines is currently in contract negotiations with
its Dispatchers, represented by Transport Workers Union (TWU) 550.
At Wednesday's negotiating session, the carrier announced that it
will seek assistance from the National Mediation Board.
B747-8 Intercontinental Conducts Successful First Flight
Boeing's maxxed-out 747-8 Intercontinental successfully began
its flight test program Sunday, taking off from Paine Field in
Everett, WA, before several thousand employees, customers,
suppliers and community leaders. The airplane landed four hours and
25 minutes later at Boeing Field in Seattle. The 747-8
Intercontinental's first flight marks the beginning of a flight
test program that will finish in the fourth quarter. With 747 Chief
Pilot Mark Feuerstein and Capt. Paul Stemer at the controls, the
newest member of the 747 family took off at 9:59 a.m. and landed at
2:24 p.m. local time.