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 Wed, September 2, 2015                                                 Volume 8, Issue 16



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Boeing Receives $1.49 Billion Contract For 13 P-8A Poseidons
Boeing [NYSE: BA] will provide the first P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft for Australia and additional P-8As for the U.S. Navy following a $1.49 billion contract award from the Navy for 13 aircraft.The order includes nine aircraft for the U.S. Navy and four Poseidon aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), a long-time partner to the U.S. Navy on P-8A development. "By working together since the early stages of P-8A development, the U.S. and Australia have created one airplane configuration that serves the needs of both countries," said Capt...Read More

Hail-Damaged Dreamliner To Be Returned To Service
An American Airlines Dreamliner that was damaged by a hail storm July 27th in China will be placed back in service in the next week or so, according to the airline. The most visible damage was to the radome of the airplane, which was replaced with a temporary radome American flew to Beijing. But there was also some slight damage to the underside of one of the airplane's wings, which was repaired with speed tape for a ferry flight to Tokyo, according to the Dallas Morning News' aviation blog. There, side windshields that had been damaged were repaired. Kevin Mosblech...Read More 

Norwegian Increases Its Long-Haul Fleet
Norwegian has signed an agreement to acquire an additional two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, enabling the company to launch even more long-haul routes. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter service in summer 2017. The 787-9 is larger than the eight 787-8s that Norwegian currently operates on its long-haul routes. With this new agreement, the long-haul fleet will consist of 19 Dreamliners by 2018. Norwegian continues to expand its international operations by signing an agreement to lease two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter...Read More

Boeing, Korean Air Celebrate Delivery Of Airline's First 747-8 Intercontinental
Boeing and Korean Air on Tuesday marked the delivery of the airline's first 747-8 Intercontinental. The new jet is the first of 10 747-8 passenger airplanes the carrier has on order."This new aircraft delivers better fuel economy," said Walter Cho, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Korean Air. "That is important to a global airline such as ours. And it supports our goal to build and operate a first-class fleet of world-class aircraft."With this delivery, Korean Air becomes the first airline in the world to operate both the passenger and freighter versions of...Read More

Raytheon To Provide Training Services To The U.S. Air Force
The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon Company as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III) contract. This allows Raytheon to bid on delivery orders on this multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $20.9 billion over 10 years. Under this Air Force Life Cycle Management Center contract, Raytheon will compete to provide lifecycle management for aircrew, maintenance and systems-specific training systems on a global basis. Wajsgras added that as a supplier of training services to the U.S. Army...Read More

Cessna Aircraft started deliveries of the Citation Latitude this week, meeting the company's goal-announced after the new twinjet received FAA certification on June 5-for initial shipments to begin in the third quarter. In addition, Cessna is launching a U.S. demo tour of the Latitude to show off its "stand-up, flat-floor" cabin. Pittsburgh, Pa.-based aircraft charter and management firm Aircraft Management Group (AMG) was among the first operators to take delivery of the Latitude. "What's appealing is that [the Latitude has] the amenities of...Read More

Trans States Pilots Reach Tentative Contract Extension Agreement With Management
The pilots of Trans States Airlines (TSA), represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement on a contract extension with TSA management that includes gains in economics and work rules. "This contract extension is significant for the TSA pilots," said Capt. Zach Barnes, chairman of the Trans States Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC), the TSA branch of ALPA. "Our last round of negotiations that resulted in our current contract took more than five years, so we are pleased that this contract extension has been reached just three weeks after our contract's amendable date...Read More

CEO Lends Corporate Jet To Three Moms
The mothers of the three American citizens who, along with one British citizen thwarted a terrorist attack on a train from Brussels to Paris last week had been invited to attend a ceremony honoring their sons in Paris ... but they had no way to get there. The Oregonian reports that Doug Perrill, the pilot for Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle, got wind of the plight of the three moms. He contacted Boyle at 9 o'clock Saturday night to ask if he could fly the trio in the company's corporate jet to Paris. "Would we be willing to fly them in our plane to Paris?" he reportedly asked. "Yeah, we'd be happy to do that," Boyle told his pilot. Perrill took...Read More

WestJet's Takes Delivery Of First Of Four Boeing 767-300s
WestJet has ushered in a new era in the airline's 19-year history with the arrival early this morning of the first of four Boeing 767-300 extended range aircraft, allowing the airline to begin serving Europe and other regions of the world from Canada on a non-stop basis. Inaugural wide-body flights will begin in early September. "The arrival of our first wide-body aircraft opens the next chapter in the evolution and growth of Canada's low-fare leader," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "WestJet has been liberating Canadians from...Read More

FAA, NTSB Investigating MD-83 Incident In Las Vegas
An investigation is underway in an incident in which the nose of an Allegiant Airlines MD-83 lifted off the runway prior to reaching rotation speed, according to an incident report filed by the airline. Bloomberg Business reports that the incident occurred last week. Flight 463 was departing Las Vegas for Peoria, IL with 164 passengers and crew on board. According to the incident report filed with the FAA, the nose of the airplane lifted off the runway before rotation speed was reached, and stayed off the ground when the pilots took corrective action. The pilots aborted the takeoff, according to the report....Read More

Boeing Completes 777X Firm Configuration
Boeing announced today the completion of the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed. The Boeing 777X team reached this significant design milestone after working closely with airline customers and key suppliers to optimize the configuration of the new airplane. The 777X family includes the 777-8 and the 777-9 - both designed to respond to market needs and customer preferences. The 777-8 and the 777-9 provide significant range, payload and fuel burn advantages compared to the A350. "It's great to see the...Read More

NASA Global Hawk Arrives At Wallops For SHOUT Duty
NASA's remotely piloted Global Hawk aircraft will begin flights this week in support of a NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane track and intensity forecasts. Operating from the aircraft ground control station located at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, NOAA will work with NASA scientists on the mission called Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology, or SHOUT. The mission builds on earlier collaborative storm research led by NASA and will move the Global Hawk closer to being put into operational use as a weather forecast observations tool."We're flying the Global Hawk above hurricanes and other severe storms...Read More

American Airlines has hired Ron DeFeo as vice president of global communications. DeFeo has worked in communications for Darden Restaurants and Home Depot, among other organizations. "Ron will lead a team of energetic and talented communication professionals whose mission is to facilitate a culture of collaboration and sharing of knowledge," said Elise Eberwein, executive vice president of people and communications for American...Read More
 (NYSE: DAL) flight attendants now wield a Guest Service Tool on their phablets.
"With the Guest Service Tool, flight attendants will have a better sense of the customers traveling on board, be able to recognize high-value customers and better serve those on board who may need extra assistance or attention," the Atlanta-based airline said in a statement. "As the tool evolves, they'll also be able to proactively provide customers with the status of down-line flights and connecting gate information...Read More

Legacy 450 business twinjet received FAA type certification yesterday, three weeks after notching its Brazilian approval. With the certification papers in hand, Embraer Executive Jets plans to start customers deliveries as early as next month. 
The "mid-light" Legacy 450 is the first in its category with full fly-by-wire technology 
and side-stick flight controls, which makes it easier to fly, said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets...Read More

Opposing AWACS
The E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System would surely make any short list of the most valuable military aircraft of all time. When it entered service in 1977, AWACS instantly changed the whole regime of air combat. The pulse Doppler radar in its rotating dome could reach out for hundreds of miles in all directions to find and track every airplane moving within the airspace. AWACS could direct the battle so adeptly that it multiplied the effectiveness of the forces it controlled. The commander of Tactical Air Command pronounced it "the most significant...Read More

FedEx Pilots, Management Reach Tentative Agreement After Years Of Bargaining
FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement (TA) with FedEx management on an amended collective bargaining agreement. The parties have been actively negotiating since 2011. Discussions started in 2011 under a special interim discussions agreement that had originally been made by both parties to assist in narrowing the field of open items in order to conclude formal bargaining in a timely manner. Formal bargaining began in January 2013 when Section 6 openers were exchanged with management...Read More

United Airlines FAs File For Federal Mediation In Contract Dispute
United Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have filed for federal mediation under the jurisdiction of the National Mediation Board in order to bring three years of negotiations to a close and allow United to complete its merger with Continental/Continental Micronesia."A clear dispute exists and it is time for federal mediation. We are calling on management to negotiate a fair contract within the reality of record profits. Three years after the talks for a joint contract began, management doesn't...Read More

US Airman Among Those Recognized As A 'Hero' In Paris
U.S. Ambassador to France, Jane D. Hartly, recognized Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone for his actions in saving countless lives during a terrorist attack aboard a train headed toward Paris Aug. 21. "We often use the word hero, and in this case I know that word has never been more appropriate," Hartley said."They are truly heroes. When most of us would run away, Spencer, Alek and Anthony ran into the line of fire, saying 'Let's go.' Those words changed the fate of many."Stone and his two friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, were on vacation and headed from...Read More

NASA To Drop Airplane ... On Purpose
The test will take place at the agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, where a research team has equipped the vintage 1974 airplane with five ELTs, two crash test dummies, cameras and data-collecting sensors.
Emergency locator transmitters are installed on general aviation and commercial planes to transmit a location signal in the event of a crash. Current ELT models send that signal to orbiting satellites, which repeat it to the nearest search and rescue ground station. The signal is used to determine and transmit...Read More

Former US Airways CEO To Take Carrier's Final Flight
Edwin Colodny, a former CEO of US Airways, plans to board the final flight by the carrier on Oct. 19. "It's nostalgia," Colodny, 89, said. "Having been involved with the creation of the USAir name back in the 1970s, and being so involved with the company for 40 years, I thought it would be neat to fly the last flight under that...Read More

The Tanker Imperative
The KC-46 next generation tanker program is entering the often-problematic stage in a military aircraft's development program. It must move beyond being a "paper airplane" and actually prove its capabilities in the air with real metal, electronics, and composites. Early results have been mixed. A KC-46 test aircraft flew for the first time at the end of 2014, beating a deadline by days, but Boeing has also recently announced the program has gone $808 million over the company's budget thus far...Read More 

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