Monthly Archives: April 2011

Boeing Notes: Quarterly Earnings, Production Rates and Southwest Hole

According to Bloomberg Boeing announced its quarterly results on Wednesday and the company used the post-earnings conference call to field questions and address a variety of issues ranging from production rates to the Southwest Airlines 737 incident earlier this month … Continue reading

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Boeing Mechanic on 787 Production Goals: “It isn’t going to happen”

While the 787 appears to be on schedule for initial delivery to launch customer All Nippon Airways, the company’s ambitious production rate increase and goal of delivering 20 Dreamliners by years end is in jeopardy according to the Seattle Times. … Continue reading

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St. Louis Airport Returning to Normal after Tornado (Video)

According to CNN Flights are starting to return to normal after a tornado ripped through Lambert-St. Louis Airport on Friday causing damage to the airport and . Not all flights have resumed however as the powerful tornado caused extensive damage … Continue reading

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Up Next for Flight 447 Wreckage Recovery: Find the Black Box

It took nearly two years to find the missing wreckage of Air France flight 447 but the most important piece in trying to find out what happened on that night back in June of 2009 remains missing: The black box. … Continue reading

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Airline Fares Continue Upward Climb

Most major airlines increased fares by $10 each way this week as fears over increasing oil prices have caused airlines to seek ways to recuperate diminishing profits the Associated Press reports. Airlines have raised prices several times since December, saying … Continue reading

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‘Those Cats Were Fast as Lightning’- Cabin Crew Trained in Kung Fu

Ancient martial arts in the workplace would typically fall under the category of things that are NSFW but at Hong Kong Airlines, cabin crew members are quickly becoming experts in the ways of kung fu. French news service AFP reports … Continue reading

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LaHood Blames ‘Human Error’ for JFK Collision

Ray LaHood took to the news networks on Sunday in an effort to reassure Americans that the FAA is taking recent issues regarding air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job seriously. But he also used his air time to … Continue reading

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FAA Implements New Rules for Air Traffic Controllers

Amidst growing embarrassment over a series of incidents in the last few weeks where air traffic controllers fell asleep on the job, the FAA announced over the weekend that it was making changes in an effort to prevent such incidents … Continue reading

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Boeing Executive Shows Off S. Carolina 787 Assembly Plant

Boeing’s Vice President of Marketing, Randy Tinseth, is back from a recent trip to South Carolina¬†and has updated his blog Randy’s Journal with photos of the second 787 assembly line currently being built in Charleston. Nothing particularly special to report … Continue reading

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Another Air Traffic Controller Suspended After Falling Asleep

After last month’s incident at Washington Reagan Airport where two planes landed as the air traffic control tower went silent, The Associated Press reports that an air traffic controller in Nevada fell asleep on the job while a medical plane … Continue reading

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