Aviation News

March 28, 2012

Final Call: JFK’s Den of Thieves Steal 200 Times a Day

Photo of the Day: Airbus A380 demonstrator plane visits Sao Paulo. (Photo by Ediney Ribeiro)
  • Boeing’s KC-46 tanker is already running $900 million over budget and “significantly” behind schedule. [Reuters]
  • In related news, the Air Force will soon spend $2 billion to upgrade the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber fleet. [Associated Press, via Springfield News-Leader]
  • American Airlines has filed to void its union contracts. [WFAA]
  • A woman attacked the flight crew on a US Airways plane during a flight from Charlotte to Ft. Myers. [NBC 17]
  • An Oregon jury blamed the GE engine for the crash of a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter that killed nine firefighters. [Associated Press, via KOIN 6]
  • The IRS is cracking down on fractional jet taxes, starting with a lawsuit against Warren Buffett’s NetJets. [NY Times DealBook]
  • JFK employees commit 200 baggage thefts per day. [CBS New York]
  • Fiji’s military government says it plans to seize control of the national carrier, Air Pacific, away from Qantas, though they swear it shouldn’t be considered a “nationalization.” [Seattle Times]
  • Mega Maldives is a startup airline betting that Chinese will see The Maldives the way the US sees the Caribbean. [NY Times DealBook]
  • American Airlines CEO Tom Horton gets grilled in an interview by the AP’s David Koenig. [Associated Press, via ABC News]

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