ANN REALTIME REPORTING 04.14.06 1215 ES: Talk about down
to the wire. Aero-News has learned a tentative agreement has been
reached on a new contract between Delta Air Lines, and its pilots
union -- less than 24 hours before a federal arbitration panel was
expected to rule if the bankrupt carrier could toss out its
existing contract with pilots, a move that almost certainly would
have resulted in a debilitating pilots strike.
...But Program Has Fewer Customers Now Than Before
Airbus announced Friday the company has achieved EASA
certification for the latest version of the long range A340-600.
Qatar Airways is the first customer to take delivery of the plane,
followed by Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and Etihad Airways... but
there's a name missing from that list: Emirates.
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TSA "Terrorist" Turns Out To Be A Homeward-Bound Marine
The Transportation Security Administration bagged a terrorist in
Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday, or so they thought.
Daniel Brown's name came up on their no-fly watchlist, so they
dragged him into interrogation and grilled him, despite the
protestations of Brown and his fellow travelers -- like Brown,
members of the USMC Reserves returning home from Iraq -- who swore
they could vouch for him.
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Last month, Aero-News reported on the possible connection
between the two airlines being sued for negligence and wrongful
death related to the 9/11 hijackings, and TSA attorney Carla
Martin. Now, attorneys of the families now suing United and
American for the loss of their friends and loved ones on 9/11 have
served papers against Martin, too, alleging she "colluded and/or
conspired" with representatives from the airlines.
Scottish Police Criticized For Handling Of Situation
Scottish police have confirmed there was no threat to a Ryanair
flight from Paris to Dublin, that was diverted to a Glasgow airport
Wednesday afternoon after a note claiming there was a bomb onboard
was passed to the cabin crew.
Had Deferred On Orders To Wait For More Efficient Plane
It wasn't their first choice... but it's better than nothing.
That's the latest word from the chairman of Emirates, who told
reporters earlier this week the Dubai-based airline may convert its
orders for the slow-selling Airbus A340-600 model to the upcoming