Monthly Archive: November 2011

Delta Judge Denies Ex-Northwest Flight Attendants’ Pay Bid – Businessweek

Bloomberg — Delta Air Lines Inc. flight attendants who worked for Northwest Airlines Corp. before its 2008 acquisition lost a bid for an order to force Delta to immediately align their compensation with peers who already worked for the carrier.In a lawsuit filed in March, the flight attendants claimed Delta withheld higher profit-sharing checks from …

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Airbus ‘accepts reality,’ pulls plug on the A340 –

Airbus parent EADS says it is pulling the plug on its four-engine A340 widebody jet. Reuters says the A340 “first flew 20 years ago with a focus on routes like the 18-hour trip from Singapore to New York.” However, Reuters adds Airbus’ decision to push a “four engines are better than two” campaign for the …

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Meanwhile…on the 737 production line, the 7,000th 737 is Dubai bound – Things With Wings/ Guy Norris

While Boeing’s Everett site is starting work on the 1,000th 777, the fuselage for the 7,000th 737 quietly entered the company’s Renton site three days ago. The aircraft is due to be delivered in mid-December to Middle East-based carrier FlyDubai. The 737 is the most produced jet airliner in history and is on track to …

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Boeing Reaches Milestone – Work Starts On 1,000th Boeing 777 | AVIATION WEEK

Boeing is starting work on the 1,000th 777, a 777-300ER destined for delivery to Dubai-based Emirates Airline in March 2012. Emirates is the largest 777 customer with 95 777s currently in its fleet and the 1,000th aircraft will be the Middle East carrier’s 102nd. Some 970 777s have now been delivered, and with the upcoming …

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