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OSHA Orders Pilot To Be Reinstated After Being Illegally Fired

Faced one night with a trip over mountainous terrain in a medical transport helicopter with a faulty emergency locator transmitter, a pilot refused to fly the unsafe aircraft and was later terminated in retaliation for doing so. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration followed. As a result, Air Methods Corp. was ordered to reinstate the pilot, pay $158,000 in back wages and $8,500 in damages, and remove disciplinary information from the… (www.dol.gov) More...

WestJet to Launch Boeing 767 Toronto – Calgary Service from Aug 2015

WestJet to begin using it’s “new” Boeing 767-300 in early August on the Calgary-Toronto-Calgary route. A second 767 is set to join the fleet later in the fall and both aircraft will be used extensively next winter schedule on routes to/from Hawaii and Vancouver/Calgary. (canadianaviationnews.wordpress.com) More...

FAA Wants To Fine Southwest $328,550

The agency alleges that the Dallas-based carrier failed to properly inspect a Boeing 737 that experienced cabin depressurization on May 13, 2013. The flight, which was heading from Boston to St. Louis, made an emergency landing in Baltimore. (aviationblog.dallasnews.com) More...

Airport Gets Pittsburgh Flavor

New Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis aims to discover what could make Pittsburgh International pop with Steel City pride. “I would like to see that Pittsburgh is at the airport,” she said. “I would like to see more excitement at the airport, and more representation of Pittsburgh, of the arts community, of the foundations, of the things that make this city so great. I'd like you to feel it.” (triblive.com) More...

Op-Ed: Inside the Head of Those Inside the Cockpit

MD-80 Captain and former Check-Airman, Mark L. Berry, takes us inside the heads of those inside the cockpit. (airwaysnews.com) More...

Allegiant's Pilot's Union Public Letter

I've never flown Allegiant since I hold it in the same regard as Spirit but I do understand why so many people are attracted to ultra low cost carriers. I know Wall Street raves about both them and Spirit since they are all about share holder value. (www.travelpulse.com) More...

Two Ryanair Aircraft Clip at Dublin

"Two Ryanair planes clip each other at Dublin"... during ground ops, winglet "scrapes" tail, the article says, but the accompanying photo shows dangling material. (www.bbc.com) More...

Some British Airways Frequent Flier Accounts Hacked

Some British Airways frequent-flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe. The London-based airline did not say how many accounts were compromised, but said they have been locked down and can no longer be accessed. British Airways is not aware of any access to any personal information within Executive Club accounts, including travel histories or credit card details, according to spokeswoman Michele Kropf. Customers were emailed details on how to… (www.usatoday.com) More...

Airbus patents interactive touchscreen aircraft windows

Airbus has patented a 'smart window' concept which might one day grace its most advanced commercial airliners. (www.ausbt.com.au) More...


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