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March 21, 2011

Southwest Airlines Seeks Mediation Assistance With Its Dispatchers

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.

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CSeries Aircraft Model To Be Displayed At ICAO HQ

Model Will Be On Permanent Display In The Lobby In Montréal

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has accepted a large scale model of the new CSeries commercial jetliner as a special gift from Bombardier Aerospace.

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Boeing Births Another 747... Intercontinental Flies 4 Hr, 25 Min Test Flight

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.

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Boeing To Lease 2nd Oklahoma City Facility

New Building Needed To accommodate Program Relocations And Growth

Construction is underway on a second Boeing facility the planemaker plans to lease in Oklahoma City.

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Boeing, Korean Air Announce Order for Two 747-8 Freighters

First Airline To Order Both Passenger And Freight Versions Of The Larger 747

A pair of new B747-8 Freighters valued at $639 million at Boeing list prices have been ordered by Korean Air. Boeing and the airline announced the order jointly Friday.

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