Economy of the United States

July 30, 2008 - 9:14am

Republic Airways CEO Bryan Bedford’s characterization of the Chautauqua Airlines pilots’ vote in favor of US Airways’ “Jets for Jobs” arrangement as “a day late and a dollar short” prompted Teamsters Local 747 representatives to mail strike ballots to the 700-strong pilot group. The union planned to count the ballots on June 20.

July 30, 2008 - 7:11am

NetJets pilots last month voted to switch union representation from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), an in-house group. The final results, released July 1, show that of the 81.7 percent of eligible NetJets pilots who participated in the vote, 97.7 percent opted for the NJASAP while 2.3 percent chose the IBT.

July 16, 2008 - 7:34am

Equipment and systems supplier Hamilton Sundstrand has announced pre-show product-support agreements worth almost $350 million. It also won contracts to supply power controllers for the Airbus A350 and control systems for Pratt & Whitney’s PW810C and PW1000G engines. The company’s NP2000 propeller is flying test missions on a C-130, while its propeller for the Airbus A400M spins on another C-130 test bed.

July 16, 2008 - 4:38am

GE Aviation and Safran signed a memorandum of agreement here yesterday to create a new 50-50 joint venture to develop, produce and support engine nacelles for future single-aisle commercial airliners. The as-yet unnamed joint-venture company will operate under the auspices of GE’s Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS) and Safran’s Aircelle subsidiary.

July 15, 2008 - 9:09am

After many years of faithful service, the Exxon Tiger has been retired, replaced by a new customer service program known as PremierSpirit. With the merger of Exxon and Mobil, it was decided that a new image was in order. From a more practical perspective, the new program has added the input from schedulers and dispatchers to the FBO evaluation process. Richard Oldham, ExxonMobil Aviation’s U.S.

July 8, 2008 - 12:32pm

NetJets pilots this week overwhelmingly voted to switch union representation from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), an in-house group. The final results, released on Tuesday evening, show that of the 81.7 percent of eligible NetJets pilots who participated in the vote, 97.7 percent opted for the NJASAP while 2.3 percent chose the IBT.

July 8, 2008 - 9:53am

Delta Air Lines notified Pinnacle Airlines last month that it intends to dissolve their Delta Connection contract effective July 31. Delta cited Memphis-based Pinnacle’s failure to meet contractually guaranteed on-time performance rates for its decision. In late May a federal judge blocked Delta’s attempts to end its contract with Mesa Air Group’s Freedom Airlines subsidiary for the same stated reason.

June 30, 2008 - 7:25am

Business aircraft owners who want to move up have the option to engage in a “like-kind exchange”  that could save thousands of dollars in capital gains taxes, according to Tonya Fritts, vice president and relationship manager for North Carolina-based Wachovia Exchange Services (Booth No. 3769).

June 11, 2008 - 6:49am

ExxonMobil Aviation has unveiled its new PremierCare certification system, an instruction and qualification program for line service personnel at Avitat and other Exxon-branded FBOs.

June 10, 2008 - 9:33am

Delta Air Lines has notified Pinnacle Airlines that it intends to dissolve their Delta Connection contract, effective July 31. Delta cited Memphis-based Pinnacle’s failure to meet contractually guaranteed on-time performance rates for its decision. A federal judge recently blocked Delta’s attempts to end its contract with Mesa Air Group’s Freedom Airlines subsidiary for the same stated reason.

 
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