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Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

Friday, October 9, 2015
By George Hatcher
Furious Air France Workers Attack Executives Over Job Cuts

About 100 Air France employees stormed a management and union official meeting on October 5, after the airline announced plans to shed 2,900 jobs in the next 2 years. The airline, which is struggling to compete with global rivals, announced job cuts after failing to convince its pilots to work longer hours on same... »

Kenya Crash Investigation in Spotlight

Sunday, September 16, 2012
By George Hatcher
Kenya Crash Investigation in Spotlight

What: Kenya Police Air Wing Eurocopter AS 350B3e Ecureuil Where: Ngong Hills, near Nairobi Kenya When: June 10, 2012 8:30 a.m. Who: 6 aboard, 6 fatalities Why: Kenyan Internal Security Minister George Saitoti was killed in a helicopter crash on June 10, 2012. Clatus MacOwenga had been appointed in the investigation, and the appointment... »

Bhoja Detained; Released; Controlled

Monday, April 23, 2012
By George Hatcher

The Arshad Jalil family owns 80% of Bhoja Air. Farooq Bhoja who owns a small percentage of Bhoja Air was detained and questioned after the crash of the Bhoja Air jet Friday. Now Bhoja is on the “control list” forbidden to leave Pakistan. A criminal investigation has been launched, as well as an aviation... »

FAA Funding Goes to the Senate

Monday, February 6, 2012
By George Hatcher

The FAA has been funded by 23 short-term funding extensions in the last eight years. Today the Senate is expected to vote on long term FAA funding. (Friday, legislation funding the FAA till 2015 passed the House of Representatives). A labor compromise stuck in the bill says that no less than 50 percent of... »

Crash au large des Comores, les familles des victimes réclament justice

Monday, February 8, 2010
By George Hatcher
Crash au large des Comores, les familles des victimes réclament justice

Publié le 5 février 2010 par Nabiha Gasmi Prises en étau entre le droit européen, comorien, américain et français, et face à des compagnies d’assurances des plus alertes, les suites juridiques du crash de l’air bus A310-300 de la compagnie Yéménia qui s’est échoué au large des Comores le 29 juin dernier , tuant... »

Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009
By George Hatcher

Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009 deals with flight crew qualifications. The bill attempts to address flight crew standards for ATP certification and experience, largely as a result of the Colgan Air crash. Higher standards, which reduce the applicant pool will inadvertently cause an escalation in pay, and hopefully in safety... »

See the FAA Bill

Thursday, July 23, 2009
By George Hatcher

Here’s a peek at the bill that is addressing the FAA’s immediate future; the bill and it’s summary are posted here. Actions contained in the bill are in response to the Colgan Air Crash. FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 summary FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 the bill According to THOMAS the library of Congress,... »

Spain Punishes Officers for Body Misidentification

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
By George Hatcher

George’s Point of View After 30 bodies were misidentified and sent to the wrong grieving families, General Vicente Navarro received a three year sentence; and Commander Jose Ramirez and Captain Miguel Saez received 18-month sentences. Some of the bodies had to be exhumed so that the misidentification could be verified. Sixty-two soldiers died in... »

Emergency Landing

Friday, October 10, 2008
By George Hatcher

An airliner was having engine trouble, and the pilot instructed the cabin crew to have the passengers take their seats and get prepared for an emergency landing.A few minutes later, the pilot asked the flight attendants if everyone was buckled in and ready."All set back here, Captain," came the reply, "except one lawyer who... »

Is Brazil a One Trick Pony?

Sunday, April 20, 2008
By George Hatcher

In May, will Tam become the only Brazilian airline flying out of Brazil? If Ocean Air and Varig cancel all their International flights, their fleets of Boeing 737, Ebraer and Folker airplanes will service only Intra-Brazilian destinations. Brazil’s aviation safety record is notoriously negative. In 2007, electrical problems shut down Brazilian airspace for 2½... »

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  • JetBlue Plane Diverts to Florida due to Flaps Problem https://t.co/w1ABLZz4kR
    about 5 hours ago
  • United Airlines Plane Diverts to Ireland due to Engine Problem https://t.co/WAMNBaNlA7
    about 5 hours ago
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in England https://t.co/jmm3XJO3Js
    about 5 hours ago
  • Lufthansa Plane Diverts to Cyprus due to Unusual Cabin Odor https://t.co/kDq4Zhd2ej
    about 6 hours ago
  • Bus crash kills 28 in northern India says police https://t.co/85dmVClwDu via @Eastern Eye
    about 16 hours ago