United Airlines uses Preston's TAAM to analyze system-wide operations

Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a Boeing subsidiary, has been commissioned by United Airlines to conduct a system-wide computer simulation study of its operations. The objective of the simulation project is to assess the impact of various proposed schedule changes by United Airlines. Preston will use its industry-leading Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM) simulation tool to accurately model current flight operations for United Airlines, followed by the simulation of alternative “what-if” scenarios associated with a number of perceived or proposed changes in airline schedules.

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Goodrich elects new Director

John P. Jumper, recently retired Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, was elected to the Board of Directors of Goodrich Corporation. Jumper was also appointed to serve on the board’s Audit Review Committee and Financial Policy Committee. With this election, Goodrich’s board increases to 11 members.

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Aloha Airlines and Airline Pilots Association Reach Agreement

Aloha Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Council 80 announced that they have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, bringing Aloha Airlines one step closer to emerging from bankruptcy by the end of the year. Upon ratification by the ALPA membership and approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the agreement covering 270 Aloha pilots would become effective and run through April 30, 2009. The tentative agreement was unanimously endorsed by ALPA Council 80

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CAE will invest a planned $630 million in Project Phoenix

CAE will invest a planned $630 million in Project Phoenix, a research and development (R&D) program that will span the next six years, with the goal of improving current leading-edge technologies and developing additional ones in simulation, modelling and services. As the largest integrated R&D initiative ever undertaken in CAE

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Boeing Delivers First 777-300ER with Fuel-Efficiency Enhancements to Air France

The Boeing Company has delivered to Air France the first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane that includes enhancements that improve the overall fuel efficiency of the 777-300ER by 1.4 percent. This amount is in addition to the 2 percent fuel-burn improvement already proven in revenue service by the airlines that operate the 777-300ER. A 1.4 percent improvement in fuel efficiency on this airplane equates to an annual jet-fuel savings of approximately 200,000 gallons (757,000 liters).

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China Airlines purchases a 20% share in China Aircraft Services Limited (CASL),

China Airlines has invested in China Aircraft Services Limited (CASL), based in Hong Kong. Beginning in January 2006, China Airlines will switch its aircraft maintenance work at Hong Kong airport from HAECO to CASL. CASL offers a comprehensive range of aircraft maintenance and support services which cover maintenance operations, cabin services, ground support equipment, supply and stores. CASL was established in 1995 as an international joint venture of four leading companies: China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), British Airways, Hutchison Whampoa and United Airlines. The China Airlines investment will buy a 13.33% stake from CNAC and a 6.67% stake from Hutchison Read more

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