Legal Action Filed To Force A 30-Day Implementation Delay
Airlines for America (A4A) has filed legal action to prevent the FAA from furloughing air traffic controllers and from implementing widespread ground stops that the agency reported would cause delays of up to four hours at major hub airports, impact up to 6,700 flights a day and affect one out of every three passengers.
Some Passengers Waited More Than An Hour In The Northeast Corridor Sunday
The delays predicted by President Obama, Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood, and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta became a reality Sunday, as planes stacked up at airports and passengers stewed at their gates and on aircraft.
Planemaker Says Deliveries Of New Airplanes To Resume "Soon"
The approval of battery system improvements for the 787 Dreamliner by the FAA clears the way for Boeing and its customers to install the approved modifications and will lead to a return to service and resumption of new production deliveries. "FAA approval clears the way for us and the airlines to begin the process of returning the 787 to flight with continued confidence in the safety and reliability of this game-changing new airplane," said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney.
Second Such Strike In Two Months Against The European Legacy Carrier
Ground workers upset with the progress of contract negotiations with Lufthansa called a one-day strike against the airline Monday, nearly grounding the airline for a day. The BBC reports that only 32 of a scheduled 1,700 scheduled Lufthansa flights operated Monday.