Monthly Archive: March 2013

Boeing Expects To Complete Battery Tests In Weeks – Aviation Week

Tests of the revised Boeing 787 battery system are expected to be completed “within weeks” and will involve only a single flight test, says VP and 787 Chief Project Engineer Mike Sinnett.Revealing full design details of the revised lithium ion battery system, Sinnett also discloses that the enclosure system developed for the battery is designed …

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Boeing Readies 787 Test Plan – Aviation Week

Boeing is preparing to install a modified battery system for flight tests in a 787 in anticipation of the FAA approving its redesign plan, which the manufacturer hopes could come by March 6. At the same time, the airframer is steeling itself for a lengthy test and qualification period, with regulators already emphasizing the need …

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United Airlines Exceeds Its February On-Time Performance Goal and Rewards Employees with Bonuses – Yahoo! Finance

United Airlines today announced that it exceeded its 80 percent on-time arrival domestic and international performance goals for the month of February, following the airline’s strong January performance. As a result, United is rewarding its eligible employees with a $100 on-time bonus to recognize this performance. Despite challenging weather, including major snow events in several …

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US Airways Flight Attendants Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract – Yahoo! Finance

US Airways LCC flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants – CWA AFA, ratified a new contract today that provides immediate pay increases and includes support for the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The new contract opens four-party negotiations with American’s flight attendant union and airline representatives, an initial step in …

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