Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsAirplanes
IN THE NEWS

Airplanes

CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 1, 1993 | DAVID A. AVILA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mitzi Farber is entering a field where women have not participated in numbers since Rosie the Riveter during World War II. And just as Rosie was handy with a riveter on the aircraft assembly line, Farber feels she can fix planes as adroitly as a man can and sometimes better. "Women are more subtle," said the 34-year-old single mother from Costa Mesa. "When men get frustrated they pull out a hammer and say, 'This will fix it,' and try to pound their way in instead of searching for a better way."
Advertisement
SPORTS
September 20, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
"You're down and armed," co-pilot Kevin McBride tells pilot Ron VanBenthuysen, who banks the plane over a ridge and dives into his run. The bomb-bay doors open, VanBenthuysen levels off, thumbs a button on his wheel and-- whoosh-- the plane drops its load. Fish away! Trout planting doesn't get any more sophisticated than this.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2005 | From Reuters
Wireless technology company Qualcomm Inc. and Boeing Co.'s Connexion said Monday that they would test in-flight mobile phone calls with the aim of offering the service in 2006. Connexion, which already provides wireless laptop Internet services in airplane cabins, hopes to provide in-flight wireless voice and data services if regulators give the go-ahead. The tests will be conducted through September in a specially equipped Boeing 737-400 aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2001 | ANNETTE KONDO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the war on traffic congestion in the San Fernando Valley, the California Highway Patrol is calling in air support. A CHP pilot project is using a small plane to get a bird's-eye view of the Valley's snarled freeway network and to relay more timely and more accurate information to patrol cars.
NEWS
June 24, 1993 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly four years ago, the U.S. Forest Service handed over 28 surplus military aircraft valued at $67 million to five private companies in exchange for a like number of aged airplanes worth far less. The Forest Service intended the surplus aircraft for use in fighting forest fires in the West but apparently failed to stipulate to recipients that their use was restricted. Some of the planes wound up ferrying cargo on the other side of the world.
BUSINESS
May 29, 1990 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexicana Airlines, a longtime customer of Boeing Co., announced Monday that it has agreed to purchase as many as 50 jetliners from European competitor Airbus Industrie. The deal, including options, could be worth as much as $2 billion. Airbus and Mexicana also announced plans to create a joint venture in Mexico to provide training and maintenance for airlines with Latin American routes.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2008 | Clarke Canfield, The Associated Press
When Steve Kahn got a $26,000 tax bill on his airplane, he thought Maine Revenue Services had made a mistake. Kahn lives, works and keeps his plane in Massachusetts. It turns out the bill was no error. It was part of the agency's efforts to collect taxes on aircraft owned by out-of-staters even though they bought their planes elsewhere and brought them to Maine only to visit.
BUSINESS
September 12, 1991 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing persistent airline industry turbulence, American Airlines said Wednesday that it is trimming its budget for new equipment purchases by at least $500 million over the next five years and may allow options to purchase new airplanes to lapse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1996 | KENNNETH CHANG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To Danny Pestonji, the cockpits of present-day McDonnell Douglas airliners have an unappealing retro look. "The first time I saw it was like, 'Ewww, this thing needs to be redesigned,' " said the senior at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. "It looks like it's from the '60s or '70s. The sheepskin on the seat was kind of tacky."
Los Angeles Times Articles
|