Engine failure on takeoff. Yikes! David Williams teaches us how pilots deal with the frightening prospect and the training that goes into making sure everyone comes out alive.
Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.
Some scarce flight slots at LGA and DCA will hit the market if Delta and US go along with the DOT’s stipulations for their slot swap, and Southwest seems to be interested in scooping some up.
Flight Global’s Runway Girl reports that a TSA agent that investigated leaked TSA documents has himself lost his note pad! Allegient Air buys 18 MD-80s, an Air Berlin flight goes off the runway in Dortmund, Continental CEO passes on his salary, DCA’s power goes out for a while this afternoon and the FAA puts American Airlines under the magnifying glass.