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United Shifts Two-Crew Cockpit Policy on Certain Boeing Jets

wsj.com — The parent of United Airlines said Friday it had dropped a policy allowing a single pilot to remain in the cockpit of some of its Boeing Co. jetliners, and now required two crew members be present at all times.

Germanwings crash throws spotlight on cockpit security

bdlive.co.za — AVIATION regulators outside the US took steps to require two crew members be in the cockpit at all times during flights, while a number of airlines revised their existing practices ahead of any formal action.

Hainan Airlines plans to buy 30 Boeing 787s

marketwatch.com — China's Hainan Airlines Co. Ltd. said Tuesday it plans to buy 30 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners, expanding its fast-growing long-haul jet fleet. The airline said it plans to sign an agreement with the U.S. plane maker for 270-to-290 seat 787-9 Dreamliners for delivery by 2021 valued at as much as $7.7 billion at list prices, though customers regularly secure steep discounts.

Hainan Airlines Plans to Buy 30 Boeing 787s

wsj.com — China's Hainan Airlines Co. Ltd., said Tuesday it plans to buy 30 Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners, expanding its fast-growing long-haul jet fleet. The airline said it plans to sign an agreement with the U.S. plane maker for 270-to-290 seat 787-9 Dreamliners for delivery by 2021 valued at as much as $7.7 billion at list prices, though customers regularly secure steep discounts.

NLRB Sets April Vote on Union for Boeing Machinists in South Carolina

wsj.com — The National Labor Relations Board set an April 22 election date for Boeing Co. machinists in South Carolina to decide whether they want to be unionized, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Tuesday.

‘Highly Unusual’ Germanwings Crash Blots Period of Unprecedented Safety

wsj.com — The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 is the first major aviation disaster in Western Europe since 2008, and follows a spate of high-profile accidents in the past year that has clouded a period of unprecedented success in global air safety. ...

Gulf Airlines Reject Claims of Unfair State Support

wsj.com — WASHINGTON-The head of Etihad Airways rejected claims by U.S. rivals that it has received unfair state support, saying his company is profitable and that the investments it has received from its government owner don't amount to subsidies. The remarks by Etihad Chief Executive James Hogan, at an aviation conference Tuesday organized by the U.S.

Boeing Suppliers Use Ukrainian-Built Cargo Jets to Keep Supplies Flowing

wsj.com — Boeing Co. and its suppliers have turned to giant, Ukrainian-made cargo jets to keep its supply chain running smoothly, partially in response to disruptions at U.S. West coast ports from a recent labor dispute there. The aerospace giant's top commercial-airplane executive on Tuesday said disruptions have continued even after the parties in that disagreement reached a deal earlier this month.

Machinists File With NLRB to Hold Union Election at Boeing’s S.C. Plant

wsj.com — Boeing Co.'s biggest union filed papers with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday to hold an election for 2,400 workers at the aerospace giant's South Carolina plant, a move that could stoke new tension in Boeing's long-standing battle with organized labor.

Boeing CEO Compensation Boosted by Pension

wsj.com — Boeing Co. said Friday that the total compensation for Chief Executive Jim McNerney climbed 24% to $28.9 million, with two other senior leaders securing threefold increases as changing interest rates boost pension values.
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Mar 29, 2015

RT @airlivenet: UPDATE #AC624 Nose of Air Canada plane badly damaged on runway at Halifax Stanfield Int'l Airport /@AngMacIvorCBC pic.twitter.com/irtdRGqePE

Mar 27, 2015

United Shifts Two-Crew Cockpit Policy on Certain Boeing 777 & 787 Jets on.wsj.com/1ChOJxV #4U9525

Mar 27, 2015

WSJ LATEST: Germanwings Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Hid Depression From Airline on.wsj.com/1G066FS #4U9525

Mar 27, 2015

An assortment of cable news networks appear hellbent on reporting and detailing every single security feature on modern airliners. #4U9525

Mar 27, 2015

RT @philnickinson: #BREAKING AP STYLEBOOK NEWS: BLT — Acceptable on first reference for a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.



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