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2013-06-25 12:20:24

Flight attendants, customer service agents among those debuting new uniforms today CHICAGO, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Tens of thousands of United Airlines employees worldwide - including flight attendants, customer service agents, technical operations and ramp workers - begin wearing newly designed uniforms today, the first time members of these work groups will wear similarly styled uniforms. More than 64,000 United employees will debut the garments, which feature accents of...

2013-06-21 16:20:46

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today on reports of expanded use of certain portable electronic devices in flight: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) "The Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) is tasked with providing detailed recommendations on the expanded use of personal electronic devices (PED) in the aircraft cabin. As a member of the ARC, AFA is...

2013-06-19 12:20:23

PARIS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, the Swiss independent rating agency " ATRA - Air Transport Rating Agency " has awarded the five best Airlines in the World according to their holistic safety profile during an event organized during the International Paris Air Show Le Bourget, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130619/621751 ) While the International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirms a 5.9% increase of carrying...

2013-06-05 16:20:20

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CEO and President Marillyn A. Hewson called upon the aviation industry to coalesce around a common set of principles to ensure sequestration does not hinder NextGen progress. The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen initiative is transforming the National Airspace System by moving from a ground-based system of air traffic control to a satellite-based system of air traffic management. In a speech to the RTCA, a...

2013-05-30 23:28:09

Operators Benefiting From The Guardian Solution Continues To Expand Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Guardian Mobility Corporation, a leading provider of satellite tracking, messaging and Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) offers a one stop shop for aviation solutions including hardware, software, data analytics, Implementation and Operation (I&O) plans, consulting services that help reduce cost and achieve operator Safety Management System (SMS) and Total Quality Management...

2013-05-22 16:21:24

Flight Attendants Cheer Senate Legislation for Ban on Knives WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York and New Jersey Senators today introduced legislation to "Keep Knives Out of Our Skies," in response to an incredible chorus of opposition to the TSA rule change that would allow knives in the aircraft cabin for the first time since 9/11. The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing nearly 90,000 flight attendants, applauds Senator Schumer, Gillibrand,...

2013-05-15 16:20:49

Reports Indicate TSA to Permit Knives, Slow Security, over Memorial Day WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flight Attendants will hold a press conference Thursday, May 16 at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) to continue to engage the traveling public in efforts to keep the aircraft cabin free of knives that have been used as weapons. According to a recent Washington Post article "now the chatter is that the TSA may decide to put the new rules into effect...

2013-05-10 16:20:24

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Challenging the safety of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, two air- passenger advocacy groups are demanding the U.S. government limit flights on the controversial new jet until the safety of its lithium-ion batteries is proven. FlyersRights.org and the Aviation Consumer Action Project are petitioning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a two hour limit from the nearest airport for the safety...

2013-05-08 12:22:24

LONDON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilots and aviation industry professionals, aircraft enthusiasts and air travelers can now stay in touch with aviation industry reports on a daily basis with the launch of a new app, Air365.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130508/613299 ) As well as monitoring what's happening in the skies and at airports across the globe, Air365 offers fully interactive route mapping of accidents and incidents plus aircraft, flight...

2013-05-06 16:22:07

OTTAWA, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Transport Canada today granted permission for WestJet to employ a ratio of one flight attendant for every 50 passenger seats onboard an aircraft. "The safety of Canadians is Transport Canada's top priority," said the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. "The department has considered WestJet's request carefully and is confident that the same levels of safety will be maintained." The Canadian Aviation...