Monthly Archive: August 2010

Outsourcing of flights to regional partners is a central issue in United-Continental merger | cleveland.com

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Continental and United airlines have assigned a large share of their domestic flying to regional partners. Under their proposed merger, they want to keep outsourcing that work.But pilots at Continental and United say the subcontracted flying is costing them jobs. United has more than 1,400 pilots laid off, while Continental has 147. …

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NASA Glenn tests alternative green rocket engine

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An extensive series of tests has been completed on a new rocket engine that will use a non-toxic propellant combination at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. The reaction control engine that was tested provides 100 pounds of thrust and is typically used for spacecraft maneuvering. via NASA Glenn tests alternative green rocket engine.

Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: The girl told: Buy an extra seat to fly with your violin

Francesca Rijks and her full fare violin.

A SCHOOLGIRL was barred from a ­Ryanair flight because she hadn’t bought an extra seat for her violin. Francesca Rijks, 12 – a pupil at one of the UK’s top music schools – had planned to carry the instrument as hand luggage. Her father, Harmen Rijks, 49, said he was told in advance by airline …

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Boeing Pushes First 787 Delivery Back To 2011 | AVIATION WEEK

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Boeing says first 787 deliveries to launch customer All Nippon Airways will now take place around February 2011, rather than by the end of this year as had been planned. Confirmation of the delay, issued late in the evening (Pacific time) of Aug 26, comes in the wake of an uncontained failure of the Rolls-Royce …

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