April 14, 1997 |
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced it has grounded regional airline Great American Airways, operated by Target Airways Ltd. of Reno, Nev. The FAA said an emergency order revoking Target Airways' air carrier certificate was based on numerous findings, including that the airline falsified flight and duty time records, training records and load manifest documents.
October 2, 2004 |
US Airways Group Inc., operating under bankruptcy protection, and its pilots agreed on about $300 million in pay and benefit reductions the airline said it needed to help avoid liquidating. The tentative deal with the 3,200 pilots may lead unions representing about 20,600 more workers to reach cost-cutting accords. Negotiations are underway with flight attendants and customer-service and reservation agents and are set next week with the machinists union.
December 14, 1997
Planning to knock back a few at the airport before boarding your British Airways flight this holiday season? Well, you better watch out. . . . Citing an increase in disruptive and drunken behavior, the airline last week tightened its policy. If the crew has an inkling that someone might be drunk or disorderly, that person will not be allowed to board, British Airways spokesman John Lampl said. The previous policy barred obviously inebriated passengers.
December 29, 2004 |
US Airways Group Inc. appealed to its employees to come to Philadelphia International Airport on their days off this weekend to help boost staffing, hoping to avoid the type of Christmas fiasco that left the airline with too few workers to fly all its planes and process luggage. Separately, the airline also warned employees that it would review the attendance records of those who called in sick and discipline any healthy workers who abused the sick-time system.
September 19, 2004 |
Iraqi Airways resumed international flights Saturday for the first time in 14 years, with a plane taking off from neighboring Jordan for Baghdad and another leaving the Iraqi capital for Damascus, Syria. The Iraqi Airways flight from Amman to Baghdad was the state airline's first international flight since sanctions were imposed on Saddam Hussein's regime in 1990. "This is the start of regular flights by Iraqi Airways," said airline spokesman Raad Aghabi.
August 5, 2002 |
US Airways Group Inc. invited some bondholders to a meeting in New York on Thursday to discuss the airline's financial restructuring and the potential effect on their investments. The meeting is for investors whose bonds are backed by some of the carrier's older aircraft and whose debt payments have been deferred, the company said in a notice to those bondholders.
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.
July 17, 2008 |
The pilots union for US Airways said Wednesday that the airline was pressuring pilots to carry less fuel than they believed was safe in order to save money. US Airways Capt. James Ray, a spokesman for the US Airline Pilots Assn., which represents the airline's 5,200 pilots, said eight senior pilots and the union had filed complaints with the Federal Aviation Administration.
March 14, 2005
The March 5 editorial, "The Bottom Line at 30,000 Feet," questions whether British Airways may have put cost-cutting before passenger safety. This is simply untrue. British Airways would never compromise the safety of our operation. First, a Boeing 747 is fully certified to fly on three engines, and the operation of BA268 on Feb. 20 did not compromise any safety regulations. The United Kingdom aviation safety regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority, accepts this. Although the incidents are rare and infrequent, our pilots are trained to fly a Boeing 747 safely on three engines, and the aircraft manufacturer has designed the aircraft to fly normally in this situation.
July 11, 2002 |
US Airways Group Inc. received a conditional $900-million loan guarantee that the carrier said it needs to raise $1 billion in new financing and avoid a bankruptcy filing. The application was approved on conditions that include the seventh-largest U.S. carrier giving the government a bigger potential stake in the company and completing concession agreements with workers and creditors, the Air Transportation Stabilization board said. The carrier has been trying to shave $1.