The passage of time might not have dimmed the painful memory of the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407, but it has at least given delegates to this year’s RAA Convention some perspective on the legacy the disaster seems sure to leave on the industry’s regulatory environment. The accident has led to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt’s “Call to Action,” under which U.S.
The effort to bring “humanity” back to air travel has guided JetBlue CEO Dave Barger's management philosophy ever since he landed his original job as the airline's president and COO in August 1998. While circumstances beyond its control certainly tested that doctrine at times, JetBlue never veered from its core values-thanks in large part to Barger, who, in May 2007, assumed the chief executive's role from its founder, David Neeleman.
“Remember those airline pilots who got caught flying drunk?”
“They went to jail, didn’t they?”
“What a bunch of losers.”
Airlines from as far afield as Israel have contributed to the earthquake relief effort in Haiti, where dozens of medical teams and tons of emergency supplies have poured in via Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince.
European Regions Airline Association director-general Mike Ambrose struck an extraordinarily positive tone during a recent interview with AIN as the recession-driven downturn in traffic appears to be easing slightly.
Business aircraft passengers are finally getting the chance to sample Aircell’s
in-flight high-speed Internet service as customer airplanes receive the hardware needed for access.
Panama’s Copa Airlines has placed an estimated $1 billion firm order for 13 Boeing 737-800s, in a deal consisting of a mixture of option conversions and new sales, the airline announced today. The contract raises the total number of Boeing 737NGs Copa has ordered to 27 and increases Boeing’s net order count for the year from four airplanes to 17.
The FAA’s proposed guidelines addressing crew fatigue on ultra-long-range flights by “flag carriers” (OpSpec A332) contain “substantive improvements” that the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) supports, but the trade association retains its “technical objection” to the crew complements referred to in the draft OpSpec.
At EBACE last month, Boeing Business Jets announced that current president Steve Hill would be retiring in July after 30 years at Boeing and that Steve Taylor, current BBJ chief pilot, has been appointed the company’s new president. Until then, the two Steves are sharing the responsibilities of the job (although Hill also plans to use up his vacation time). In the midst of the show, Taylor sat down with AIN to tell us his story.