Economy of the United States

December 10, 2007 - 9:17am

Showing off the company’s latest electronic database delivery capability, Jeppesen last month marked a noteworthy milestone by sending an entire worldwide JeppView chart update to an aircraft using an onboard wireless Internet connection.

December 6, 2007 - 7:26am

US Airways plans to start taking deliveries of Embraer jets again this November under a new agreement to convert its remaining positions on 57 Embraer 170s to 99-seat Embraer 190s, 23 of which remain subject to reconfirmation by the airline. Still subject to bankruptcy court approval, the deal includes options on another 50 airplanes from the Embraer 170/190 line.

November 30, 2007 - 6:20am

Mesa Air Group has hired celebrated attorney Daniel Petrocelli and asked for a new trial after U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Faris ruled that Mesa must pay Hawaiian Airlines $80 million for misusing proprietary information it obtained during a failed attempt to participate in Hawaiian’s bankruptcy restructuring. Petrocelli, who represented the family of Ron Goldman in the civil trial against O.J.

November 27, 2007 - 6:35am

The application deadline for $125,000 in scholarship money for Women in Aviation International (WAI) members has been extended to December 10. The scholarships include type ratings from Bombardier Business Aviation Services, ExpressJet and Horizon Air, and a separate scholarship from Bombardier for Learjet maintenance training. ICAO, Garmin and Telex are also offering scholarships.

November 2, 2007 - 11:49am

Cessna reached a new labor agreement with the union representing nearly 6,000 of its workers. The Textron subsidiary concluded the three-year contract settlement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers after a lengthy and often contentious bargaining process. “Cessna is the leader in the aviation industry and we certainly feel this was an industry-leading contract,” said Bob Wood, a union spokesman.

November 2, 2007 - 7:30am

 In a unanimous vote by its board members, Atlantic Coast Airlines last month formally rejected Mesa Air Group’s offer to acquire all of its outstanding shares and reaffirmed its commitment to forming a new low-fare operation at Washington Dulles International Airport.

October 24, 2007 - 12:09pm

The delay of the first flight and early deliveries of the 787 will cost Boeing $3.5 billion in revenue next year, according to financial guidance released by the company this morning.

October 12, 2007 - 11:46am

Early last month ChevronTexaco’s general aviation division announced it would join with distributor Hiller Group to expand its marketing territory into the Midwest

October 12, 2007 - 10:32am

Picture Kodak, king of silver-oxide-and-celluloid photography forever, confronting the age of the digital image, and you can imagine the turmoil, upheaval and forced reinvention that have assaulted the Rochester, N.Y.-based film and processing giant in recent years. These have not been easy times for traditional “memories capsules” packaged in little yellow boxes.

October 12, 2007 - 7:31am

Mark Van Tine, who was with Lockheed Data Plan when Jeppesen bought that company in 1989, is the new chairman and CEO of the Denver-based company that pioneered the instrument navigation chart. The 45-year-old Tine replaces Horst Bergmann, 65, who retired after more than 40 years with the company, and who was named Jeppesen’s CEO in 1988.

 
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