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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines passenger jet ‘shot down’ over Ukraine

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:34am by AGENCIES

    ... and was expected in the Malaysian capital at about 6am today. Dozens of bodies were scattered around the smouldering wreckage, according to a Reuters reporter. An emergency services rescue worker said ...

  2. Business - Comment - AVIATION

    Why US passengers loathe airport productivity gains

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:13am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... their jobs in the recession of 2009 were the least productive workers- and they may never be rehired, even in a full-blown recovery, because employers have learned to get by with fewer but better workers. Many regulars to the US have at least one tale of a nasty run-in with some cranky flight attendant But then, I landed in Chicago, where it would seem that a number of incompetent workers ...

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    Rolls-Royce accused of sacking jet engineer for whistle-blowing over safety concerns

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 08:49pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Rolls-Royce tells employment tribunal that worker's claims were unsubstantiated, but he refused to accept outcome of its investigation Sacked jet engineer had safety concerns Rolls-Royce has been accused of sacking a senior engineer after he blew the whistle on allegations of potentially serious problems with the company's jet engines. Dr Hilmi ...

  4. Business - China Business - AVIATION

    China in talks with Airbus on US$20b aircraft deal

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... in Tianjin, where Chinese workers put together A320 jets. The deal could also involve a decision to unfreeze the purchase of 27 A330s blocked by China during a recent row with the European Union over ...

  5. News - World - AVIATION

    LAX worker Dicarlo Bennett allegedly thought dry-ice bombs were a joke

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 09:21pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Los Angeles airport worker arrested over makeshift explosives was just amusing himself, say police amid calls for increased security Dry ice bombs at airport were 'a prank' A 28-year-old ground-service worker arrested in connection with a string of dry-ice bombs at Los Angeles International Airport did it out of curiosity and because ...

  6. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Cathay continues to idle part of its freight fleet

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 04:34am by CHALOTTE SO

    ... has been in full operation since October. With 1,800 workers, it has handled 600,000 tonnes of cargo over the past year. "The Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal is established to add ...

  7. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Boeing reviews 777X sites after union talks fail

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... labour union ended on Thursday. The aircraft maker responded to a Machinists union proposal this week with a counteroffer that would have frozen pensions in 2016 with workers shifted ... quickly workers advanced to maximum hourly wages. While the union did not divulge details of its offer, Wroblewski described it as meeting "the needs of our members, while also ensuring ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    Sleeping passenger left aboard United plane for night at Houston airport

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:42pm by AP

    ... head." Moments later, a couple of maintenance workers coincidentally opened the door and found Wagner there to greet them. "What are you doing on this plane?" he said they demanded. "Where's your badge?" So he explained that he was a passenger who had been sleeping, and that he awoke to discover the lights off, the doors closed and everybody gone. One of the workers got ...

  9. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Air show orders race past US$100b

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by Reuters

    ... pledged not to let a dispute with Seattle assembly workers over where the plane should be built interfere with its launch, which kicked off the Dubai show that ends on Thursday. The US group ...

  10. News - China - AVIATION

    Chinese airlines to face tough penalties for delays

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by WU NAN

    ... in the mainland. On July 6, three Shanghai passengers angry about a delay attacked ground service workers. They were arrested and fined. Professor Fu Song, vice-dean of the school of aerospace at Tsinghua ...




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