US Airways, the nation's seventh-biggest airline, says it's not
bleeding red ink as bad as it was before entering Chapter 11
bankruptcy, but is behind on its plans for economic recovery.
"Throughout the year, we made progress in reducing our losses, but
regrettably, we are behind in our plan for achieving sustained
profitability," said US Airways CEO David Siegel.
For the fourth time this winter, an aircraft partially skidded
off the pavement at Kansas City International Friday, leading
officials at the airport to wonder just what's going on.
"We normally have zero," spokesman Joe McBride said. None of the
151 people on board the Delta 737 involved in Friday's incident was
hurt, he said.
For the second time in three weeks, an American has been
arrested in Brazil for flying the fickle finger of... well, you
know... in the face of officials who were photographing and
New Jersey resident Douglas Skolnik, 55, didn't get to see the
sights with the rest of his tour group in Foz de Iguacu last week.
Instead, he was languishing in a Brazilian jail after being
arrested for "showing disrespect" to authorities. Skolnik was
jailed, then released, but ordered not to leave his hotel. He can't
leave Brazil until he pays a $17,200 fine.
(It was the record that almost wasn't broken. Below is a
diary of the World Team's record skydiving formation attempt on
Friday, February 6, 2004. We'll let team members tell their own
There's a certain feeling to a formation that's built, a
feeling of solidity and smoothness that somehow gets transmitted
from the outer wackers through the base through the lines. The
waves stop and the tension goes away. The picture gets boring,
because all you can see are the people in front of you - the rest
of the formation is on-level and invisible behind the people you
can see around you. And that was happening. Did we get it? Was the
white guy in? Someone in the base was kicking happily. Note that
this is a p
The Department of Transportation's Inspector General has
released results of its review of an audit conducted on the
National Transportation Safety Board's financial statements for
2003, saying it agreed with the auditor's unqualified, or "clean,"
"Everything is on the table, from distribution costs, to labor
costs, to how we schedule our airline."
Source: Neil Cohen, Chief Financial Officer, US
Airways. The airline Friday released its quarterly financial
statement, showing great strides in stemming the tide of red ink
spilling from the company since the same period a year earlier. But
Cohen says US Airways is still severely threatened by low-cost
carriers like Southwest, which, he says, operate at a cost of at
least 25-percent less than his own company.
Military commanders’ access to more accurate and timely
information for decision-making and implementing time-critical
actions can increase dramatically based on a recent Boeing
demonstration of the Battle Management Command and Control System