Monthly Archive: September 2012

USAF Seeks Afterlife For F-15s – AviationWeek.com

A two-seat F-15D lands at Portland International in 2009.  Photo:  Bob Beach - OPShots Contributor  //

The U.S. Air Force is pushing to more than double the life of its stalwart F-15 Eagles with a series of upgrades. “About two and a half years ago, the U.S. Air Force wanted fatigue tests on C models,” says Brad Jones, F-15 mission systems director for Boeing, which makes the aircraft. As the F-15 …

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Airline Security Workers Say They Are Rushed – NYTimes.com

A Swiss International Airbus A330 at JFK in 2010.  - Photo:  Andrew Thon - OPShots Contributor.//

Workers at J.F.K. say security inspections are rushed.  Mohamed, an airport security worker for Global Elite Group, said a focus on speed is jeopardizing passenger safety.  After passengers exit each plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport, squads of caterers and cleaners troop on and prepare the aircraft for the next flight.  Once cleared of …

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Reno man accused of watching porn, committing sex act on Southwest Airlines flight – San Jose Mercury News

A Southwest 737 lands at Columbus, Ohio this past August.  Photo:  Micheal Wass - OPShots Contributor  //

A Nevada man was arrested at Denver International Airport over the weekend for allegedly viewing Internet porn on his laptop and committing a sexual act on a commercial airline flight.  Daniel Michael Drinan, 63, of Reno, watched pornography and was touching himself on a Southwest Airlines flight Saturday from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to DIA, according …

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Lufthansa union won’t officially strike until end of Oct. – MarketWatch

A Lufthansa 747 arrives at Chicago O'Hare in this photo from July 2012.  Photo:  Steven Barnes - OPShots Contributor  //

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG won’t face strike action from its cabin crew until at least the end of October, the external negotiator for the labor union representing the cabin crew, Dirk Vogelsang, said Monday.The UFO union has asked its members to return to normal duty for the next six weeks, while negotiations with the …

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