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2013-04-30 12:21:10

No Flight Attendant Agreement Reached After Recent Negotiations WASHINGTON, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The reality of a strike at US Airways Express carrier Piedmont Airlines appears to be drawing closer after continued stonewalling by management throughout contract negotiations. Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), has been working to reach an agreement that is beneficial to crewmembers and to...

2013-04-26 12:21:35

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Southeastern University (NSU) and Fort Lauderdale-based Embraer Aircraft Holdings have partnered to strengthen the relationship between the manufacturer and academia, in their efforts to improve human factors research in aviation. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier this year, the partnership will include a series of seminars and research projects in human factors, which will be offered through NSU's Institute...

2013-04-25 16:20:48

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), which represents over 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, including systems specialists, aviation safety inspectors, aeronautical specialists and administrative personnel, has been monitoring the situation related to the FAA furloughs and sequestration and is reporting on significant impacts to aviation maintenance, efficiency and performance. At airports and...

2013-04-24 16:20:51

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), which represents over 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, including systems specialists and aviation safety inspectors, released the following statement regarding the continued furloughing of FAA employees: "The furloughing of FAA employees is having an impact on the aviation system and the flying public is noticing....

2013-04-24 08:21:55

WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Flight Attendants will hold a press conference Wednesday, April 24 at Washington National Airport (DCA) to continue to push back against the TSA's now delayed policy to allow knives into the aircraft cabin. Flight Attendants, including the 60,000 represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), have opposed the ill-advised plan from the start and remain resolute: No Knives on Planes Ever Again. (Logo:...

2013-04-19 16:21:03

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Mike Perrone, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, which represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), released the following statement regarding furloughs set to begin Sunday as a result of sequestration. "On Sunday, the furloughing of nearly 47,000 FAA employees, including aviation safety inspectors and systems specialists, will begin. We are extremely disappointed that this...

2013-04-19 12:22:08

Flight Attendants Express Grave Concern Over Allowing Knives on Planes WASHINGTON, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As terrorist activity puts the country on high alert, the Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions, representing 90,000 U.S. flight attendants nationwide, today called on Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to immediately cancel a new policy that would allow airline passengers to bring knives aboard airline flights starting next Thursday, April 25. The...

2013-04-17 20:20:09

Group Requests Congress Protect Cost-Effective Measures DALLAS, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) is calling on Congress to oppose efforts to eliminate funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program. The move arose after President Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget called for the elimination of federal funding of the volunteer initiative. "While it is unlikely that the President's budget will be adopted as written,...

2013-04-17 12:21:01

YPSILANTI, Mich., April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Baltia Air Lines (BLTA) filed an 8K Report showing that it has successfully completed the Gate 1 requirements and has advanced into Phase II of the FAA Air Carrier Certification process. The Report states: On March 28, 2013, at the FAA East Michigan Flight Standards District Office Baltia Air Lines senior staff and their FAA counterparts conducted a Formal Meeting to review Baltia's certification documentation and management readiness....

2013-04-16 16:20:35

Rebecca Marchand Meets with Lawmakers Following Boston Tragedy WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Flight Attendants' Union Coalition, representing 90,000 Flight Attendants at carriers across the country, released an open letter to TSA Administrator John Pistole from Rebecca Marchand, widow of Flight Attendant Alfred Marchand who was murdered by men with small knives on 9/11, United flight 175. She is also a mother of a current Flight Attendant. (Logo:...