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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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  • LIVE: Plane and helicopter crash mid-air in UK
    An aircraft and a helicopter crashed mid-flight near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Friday, November 17. Ruptly is live from the scene of the crash site as p...
  • Waddesdon Manor plane crash: Shock chart shows aircraft drop 1000 ft in 45 seconds
    Waddesdon Manor plane crash: Shock chart shows aircraft drop 1,000 ft in 45 seconds. A PLANE suspected of being involved in the Waddesdon Manor crash has been recorded plummeting 1,000 feet in just 45 seconds just before police were called to the incident. By Helen Barnett. PUBLISHED: 16:40 ...
  • Eleven dead, including Americans, as safari tourist plane crashes between Mount Kilimanjaro and ...
    Eleven people including American and German tourists are dead after a plane crash in Tanzania. Two Americans, two Germans, six Tanzanians, and a South African pilot were all killed when their Cessna Caravan aircraft crashed in Ngorongoro National Park. Coastal Aviation, which owned the aircraft, ...
  • Helicopter, plane crash in mid-air over England, leaving 'number of casualties'
    A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the UK has resulted in a "number of casualties". Both of the aircraft are understood to have come from Wycombe Air Park in Buckinghamshire, just north of London, shortly after midday on Friday (Saturday NZ Time). Air crash investigators have ...
  • Funerals held for three victims killed in plane crash
    (WKYT) - A community is coming together again to remember three of four victims killed in a plane crash. Funerals will take place for Scott and Noah Foster, as well as Kyle Stewart on Friday in Somerset. Relatives laid the fourth victim, Doug Whitaker, to rest on Thursday. All four died on Sunday when ...
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    LIVE at the scene where a helicopter and a plane crashed mid-air in Buckinghamshire. A number of fatalities have been reported. Like what you see? Please sub...
  • Casualties in UK helicopter, plane crash
    A mid-air collision just north of London, England between a helicopter and an aircraft has resulted in a "number of casualties". Source: AAP. 5 MINS AGO. A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the south of England has resulted in a "number of casualties". Both of the aircraft are ...
  • Casualties in UK helicopter and plane crash
    A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the south of England has resulted in a "number of casualties". Both of the aircraft are understood to have come from Wycombe Air Park in Buckinghamshire, just north of London, shortly after midday on Friday, local time. SHARE; Share on ...
  • Waddesdon plane crash - Air traffic control 'was CLOSED due to staff shortages'
    Waddesdon plane crash - Air traffic control 'was CLOSED due to staff shortages'. AIR Traffic control services were reportedly closed for weeks due to staff shortages at the park where a helicopter and plane took off before catastrophically colliding, it has been revealed. By Vincent Wood. PUBLISHED: ...
  • Casualties in UK helicopter, plane crash
    A mid-air collision between a helicopter and an aircraft in the south of England has resulted in a "number of casualties". Both of the aircraft are understood to have come from Wycombe Air Park in Buckinghamshire, just north of London, shortly after midday on Friday (local time). Air crash investigators ...

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