Aviation News

December 15, 2011

Final Call: American Airlines Begins Layoffs, FAA Approves iPads for Pilots

Shanghai Cargo Airlines MD-11 at LAX
Shanghai Cargo Airlines MD-11 at LAX

Photo: Shanghai Cargo Airlines MD-11 at LAX. (Photo by Ediney Ribeiro)

• AMR CEO Tom Horton in an email today told employees that American Airlines will ground planes, resize its network, “And, regrettably, we will most certainly end the process with fewer people than we have today.” [Bloomberg]

• Sure enough, it looks like over 220 American Eagle pilots and flight attendants will soon be laid off. [AirNation]

• Ethiopian Airlines has officially joined Star Alliance. [Star Alliance]

• The first parts of Boeing’s 1,000th 777 arrived from Japan at the Port of Everett today. [Daily Herald]

• From the Farmers Airship to the Zero G Boeing 727, a few of the best airborne experiences available. [WSJ]

• The FAA has approved iPads for pilots, though passengers still can’t use them during takeoff and landing. [NY Times]



About the Author

admin





 
 

 

American Celebrates The Super 80 Send Off As Its MD-80s Fly West

American Airlines retired their classic Super 80 aircraft in style on Wednesday with an airborne party and commemorations in both DFW and O'Hare.
by Ben Granucci
1

 
 

What’s Happening At The 2019 Paris Air Show (Updated 3X)

The 2019 edition of the Paris Air Show is happening this week. The biennial show is traditionally a place where new aircraft are launched and new orders flow in. Follow along here all this week as we recap each day’s happ...
by Ben Granucci
2

 

 

The Legal Responsibility of Passengers During an Airplane Evacuation

Following a plane crash, it's imperative that the aircraft evacuation move quickly. But what are your legal responsibilities as a passenger?
by David J. Williams
0

 
 

How Existing Funding Could Keep The FAA Open In A Future Shutdown

The government shutdown drags on, and is now in its third week. Tom Rainey Jr. explores how Congress could insulate the FAA's operations from a future shutdown, primarily using existing funding.
by Tom Rainey
0

 
 

UAS in the USA: A History of Drone Regulations

The FAA has developed regulations for drone operators to operate their UAS for fun or for profit in a legal and safe environment, but the path was not always quick or straightforward.
by David J. Williams
1