Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes
SubmittedThe Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. (www.yahoo.com) More...
Holy Cow! Plane clips another and keeps on going.
SubmittedA Korean Air Airbus A330 clips another plane during takeoff and seemingly doesn't realize it. (finance.yahoo.com) More...
Ill-fated UPS jet was on autopilot seconds before crash
Submitted"The autopilot was engaged until the last second of recorded data," said Robert Sumwalt, a senior official with the National Transportation Safety Board. He said information retrieved by investigators from the flight data recorder aboard the United Parcel Service jet showed that its auto throttle also was engaged until moments before the fiery crash. (news.yahoo.com) More...
Airbus says A350 risk minimized as first flight looms
SubmittedEuropean planemaker Airbus has vowed to avoid the problems which led to the grounding of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner as the clock ticks towards a maiden flight seen as barely one week away. (Approximately 3/4 of the way through the article it mentions the growth of the Asian market ... a topic briefly touched on in our posts a few weeks ago.) (finance.yahoo.com) More...
Supersonic Travel: Would you like to get to Sydney, Australia in 4 hours?
SubmittedWell, it's being worked by these companies in collaboration: Boeing, Gulfstream and NASA and it's being nicknamed the Son of Concorde". If it comes to pass, all you'll probably need to do to fly it is mortgage your home. But it's sure an exciting idea. (news.yahoo.com) More...
DoJ: American-US Airways Get November Trial
SubmittedA Federal judge has granted AMR Corp's American Airlines and US Airways request for a November trial. (wallstcheatsheet.com) More...
Firefighter in Asiana rescue files lawsuit
SubmittedA San Francisco firefighter accused of accidentally running over a passenger thrown from the wreckage of an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed at San Francisco International Airport filed a lawsuit Friday against the San Francisco Fire Department. (news.yahoo.com) More...
US seeks to delay airline merger trial until March
SubmittedYet more merger snafus: The U.S. government wants to wait until March for a trial on its lawsuit aimed at blocking the merger of American Airlines and US Airways, a deal that would create the world's biggest airline. The airlines want to start the trial in November. They had hoped to close the merger next month, but that was before the U.S. Justice Department and six states filed the antitrust case two weeks ago. The Justice Department said in a court filing Tuesday that given the stakes… (finance.yahoo.com) More...
No Injuries in Reno plane collision at air races
SubmittedHow's this excerpt for irony? - The former military planes used to train fighter pilots touched while practicing maneuvers on the race course during a pylon racing seminar that teaches air safety to pilots who want to fly Sept. 11-15 at the 50th annual national championships. (news.yahoo.com) More...
Why a US Airways Pilot Kept American Pilots From His Jumpseat
SubmittedNo pilot group has paid a higher price, since the Sept. 11 attacks triggered a round of airline industry restructuring, than the ones at US Airways. (www.thestreet.com) More...
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