Horizon Air's 400 Mechanics and Fleet Services Agents Ratify 3-Year Contract

Horizon Air has been notified by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) that the airline’s mechanics and fleet services agents have ratified a new three-year contract. More than 400 of the company’s 3,900 employees are covered by this contract.

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The Mexmil have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to license to Lufthansa Technik

The enhanced insulation system provides a dramatically improved environment and flying experience for passengers within the cabin of commercial and VIP aircraft. Interest in providing a quieter cabin has been fuelled by the significant investment of airlines, specifically in a premium cabin, in advance In-Flight Entertainment systems and

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Continental has not reached an agreeement with cabin staff

Talks between Continental Airlines and the IAM adjourned in Washington, D.C., with no flight attendant agreement being reached. The chairman of the National Mediation Board (NMB) joined the talks on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The issues have been narrowed to a few remaining items. A final bargaining session has been scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8 in the offices of the NMB in Washington, D.C. If no agreement is reached on those dates, the NMB has stated that it will consider releasing the parties from mediation into a 30-day cooling off period. At the end of that period, the company would Read more

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MTU Aero Engines signs expanded Cooperative Model contract

MTU Aero Engines is expanding its military engine maintenance activities. The company has signed a contract with the German Air Force on the expansion of the existing industry-military cooperative model of engine maintenance (“Cooperative Model”). The agreement widens the scope of maintenance, which had so far involved only the Eurofighter EJ200 engine, to include also the RB199 (Tornado), J79 (Phantom) and RR250-C20 (BO 105 helicopter) powerplants, all of which will be repaired under MTU’s industrial leadership. The ten-year contract is worth totally 370 million

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BAE SYSTEMS announces closure of Edinburgh facility

BAE Systems will close its facility at Lochside, Edinburgh, in 2006, with the potential loss of up to 260 jobs. The decision to close the engineering and product development facility is driven by a defence market environment that provides fewer opportunities for the large, customer-funded development projects that have historically sustained the business. Work currently performed at Lochside will transfer to the BAE Systems Avionic Systems headquarter site at Rochester, Kent.

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United suspends taking flight attendant applications

United temporarily suspended taking applications for flight attendant positions, effective immediately and until further notice. The company received more than 16,700 online applications within the first three days. United plans to hire approximately 2,000 flight attendants in 2006, with positions initiating in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The company is beginning to interview 5,100 candidates who have successfully completed the initial steps.

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U.S. passenger airline employment down 5.5% from September 2004

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 436,350 workers in September 2005, 5.5 percent fewer than in September 2004, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported. The seven network carriers employed 293,767 total full-time and part-time workers

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SAS Ground Services and Britannia Airways sign Scandinavian agreement

Britannia Airways AB has signed an agreement for Scandinavia with SAS Ground Services. Britannia Airways is renewing its current contract for ground handling services with SAS Ground Services for a 3-year period. The agreement covers over 2,000 departures per year. Automatic check-in has been introduced on a trial basis for Britannia Airways customers at Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden and Oslo Gardermoen Airport in Norway. Trials will also start shortly at Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The renewed agreement also includes the following airlines in the TUI Group: Britannia Airways Ltd, Hapag Lloyd, Corsair, Tui Airlines Belgium, Thomsonfly and TUI Airlines Read more

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