October 25, 1999
Contract talks covering Boeing Co. scientists, engineers, manual writers and technical workers begin Monday amid signs of growing restlessness within their union. In a recent membership survey by the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, 60% said the union is too cozy with the company. As in the past, some also complained that the contracts are inferior to those of the larger machinists union, which represents hourly production workers.
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April 13, 1999
Hawker Pacific Aerospace, Sun Valley, has landed a five-year contract with EVA Airways of Taiwan to repair and overhaul landing gear for EVA's fleet of B747-400 aircraft. The work will be performed at the company's Sun Valley facility. The estimated value of the contract is $6.5 million. Hawker Pacific repairs and overhauls aircraft and helicopter landing gear for a diverse international customer base, including major commercial airlines, air cargo operators and government agencies.
July 13, 1998 |
Trans World Airlines Inc. and the group representing its 2,500 pilots have reached a tentative contract agreement, ending more than a year of negotiations. If ratified, the pact will give the pilots an immediate wage increase and put them on par with workers at other airlines, said James Martin, the St. Louis-based carrier's chief labor negotiator. The union said its pilots earn about 60% less than those at other major airlines.
March 10, 1998 |
Boeing Co. received an order for 45 jetliners from Ryanair Holdings, reversing the U.S. plane maker's string of losses against Europe's Airbus Industrie for orders from European carriers. The Irish no-frills carrier said the deal includes orders for 25 737-800 jets, worth about $1.1 billion based on list prices, and options for an additional 20 of the 189-seat jets, which could raise the total order to $2 billion. Initial deliveries will come in March 1999.
December 12, 1997 |
Rockwell Collins, a unit of Costa Mesa-based Rockwell International Corp., said Thursday it won a contract from American Airlines Inc. worth an estimated $200 million to serve as the Dallas-based air carrier's main avionics supplier for its fleet of new Boeing planes. The 10-year contract calls for Rockwell Collins to provide avionics systems for the airline's recent order of 75 Boeing 737s and 11 Boeing 777s. The order is part of American's plan to become an all-Boeing fleet in 20 years.
July 12, 1997 |
British Airways offered to open new talks with the transport workers union, seeking a truce with 8,500 striking flight attendants while averting a separate confrontation with ground workers. The Transport and General Workers Union handles negotiations for the attendants, who walked out Wednesday in a pay dispute, and 9,000 ground workers, irked by the airline's plans to sell in-flight catering operations. The flight attendants' strike, which ends today, has been costly for British Airways.