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  • Boeing Statement on United Airlines Flight 328 - - February 21, 2021

    Boeing Statement on United Airlines Flight 328 - - February 21, 2021

    Boeing Statement on United Airlines Flight 328 - - February 21, 2021 | site |



    (Information contained in the Boeing Company press release dated: February 21, 2021) Chicago, Feb. 21, 2021—Boeing today released the following statement: "Boeing is actively monitoring recent events related to United Airlines Flight 328. While the NTSB investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines until the FAA identifies the appropriate inspection protocol. Boeing supports the decision yesterday by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, and the FAA’s action today to suspend operations of 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines. We are working with these regulators as they take actions while these planes are on the ground and further inspections are conducted by Pratt & Whitney. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available."...
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  • Updated Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182

    Updated Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182

    Updated Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 |site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: January 15, 2021)

    Chicago, Jan. 15, 2021— Boeing today released the following updated statement:

    “Our thoughts are with the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crew, passengers and their families. Boeing technical experts are assisting with the investigation and we continue to offer any support needed during this difficult time.”
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  • Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182

    Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182

    Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 | site |




    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: January 9, 2021)

    Chicago, Jan. 9, 2021 - - Boeing today released the following statement:

    “We are aware of media reports from Jakarta regarding Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182. Our thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families. We are in contact with our airline customer and stand ready to support them during this difficult time.”
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  • Flight Attendant Union Statement on the Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service

    Flight Attendant Union Statement on the Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service

    Flight Attendant Union Statement on the Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service | site |



    (Information contained in Association of Flight Attendants CWA, AFL-CIO press release: November 18, 2020)

    Washington, DC (November 18, 2020) — Following the Boeing 737 MAX return to service order by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement: “As aviation’s first responders and last line of defense, Flight Attendants understand that our jobs and our lives depend on this industry meeting the highest possible standards of safety and security. After nearly two years of reviews and the redesign of critical aircraft systems, U.S. regulators are clearing the 737 MAX to resume flying. "This day is the result of the persistence of engineers and manufacturing workers at Boeing. But this day is also a reminder of why this plane has not flown for two years and the responsibility we all h...
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration

    U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration | site |


    (November 11, 2020) - - On November 11, 2020 the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that 32 military veterans completed flight training through the Forces to Flyers initiative, earning commercial multi-engine pilot’s licenses. Secretary Chao announced the research initiative in 2017 to determine how to assist veterans transitioning to new careers as pilots. “The Forces to Flyers flight training demonstration has helped America’s veterans transition from military service to find good jobs in the transportation sector,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Forces to Flyers participants had the opportunity to receive flight training at four flight schools around the country, starting with the first flight lesson
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  • Wet Snow Flight Hazards Highlighted in National Transportation Safety Board Safety Alert

    Wet Snow Flight Hazards Highlighted in National Transportation Safety Board Safety Alert | site |




    (September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: ​WASHINGTON (Sept. 17, 2020) — The National Transportation Safety Board issued Safety Alert SA-082 Thursday, highlighting the importance of pilots assessing, understanding and preparing for the risk of wet snow and icing conditions before flight. The “Flight in Snow” safety alert provides guidance to pilots, dispatchers and operators regarding flight during wet snow and icing conditions. Wet snow contains liquid particles on the snowflakes or liquid particles falling amongst the snowflakes compared to dry snow in which there is no liquid. The liquid in wet snow has the potential to compromise flight safety through structural, engine and windshield ice accumulation. “As we go into the fall season with coolin...
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  • Coronavirus update - - World Health Organization Chief calls for Private Sector to Step Up, and, should You take that Flight

    Coronavirus update: World Health Organization Chief calls for Private Sector to Step Up, and, should You take that Flight? | site |




    (March 6, 2020) - - On March 6, 2020 the United Nations (UN) published the following information:



    In his daily briefing to the press on Friday, World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, warned that supplies of medicine are at risk of disruption due to the epidemic, given that China - the worst hit nation so far - is a major producer of pharmaceutical ingredients. So far, no imminent specific shortages have been identified, and manufacturing has resumed in most parts of China, but the private sector needs to be involved, to ensure that countries can access life-saving products, said Tedros. “You’ve heard me talk about the market failure for personal protective equipment. We look forward to businesses stepping up to play their part. We need you”. The WHO chief anno
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  • UPDATED - - - HHS and CDC Receive Flight Carrying Repatriated US Citizens

    UPDATED: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Receive Flight Carrying Repatriated US Citizens| site |



    (January 29, 2020) - - Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the following information: This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Department of State received the flight carrying approximately 210 U.S. citizens from Wuhan at March Air Reserve Base in California. The plane was met by a team of CDC medical officers deployed there to assess the health of the passengers. The passengers have been screened, monitored and evaluated by medical personnel every step of the way, including before takeoff, during the flight, during a refueling in Anchorage, Alaska, and now post-arrival. CDC staff have conducted risk assessments to ensure the health of each traveler, including temperature c...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 7 Safety Recommendations Based on Findings from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Investigation

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 7 Safety Recommendations Based on Findings from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 Investigation| site |


    (November 19, 2019) - - Today, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (Nov. 19, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public board meeting held Tuesday that a fractured fan blade from a CFM International CFM-56-7B engine, powering a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700, led to the engine inlet and fan cowl separating and subsequently damaging the fuselage, resulting in a rapid cabin depressurization. One passenger died and eight others suffered minor injuries on April 17, 2018, when the fractured fan blade impacted the fan case, causing fan cowl fragments to strike the airplane’s fuselage near a cabin window. The window departed the airplane, and the cabin rapidly depressurized. The accident happened after Southwest Airlines flight 1380 de...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board to Hold Roundtable on Safety of Commercial Part 135 Flight Operations in Alaska

    National Transportation Safety Board to Hold Roundtable on Safety of Commercial Part 135 Flight Operations in Alaska | site |


    (August 15, 2019) - - Today (August 15, 2019). the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published the following information: WASHINGTON (Aug. 15, 2019) — National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt is slated to host a public roundtable discussion Sept. 6, 2019, with Alaska-based commercial operators, safety experts, aviation industry associations, Federal Aviation Administration officials, and Alaska native tribal leaders on ways to improve the safety of commercial operations conducted under Part 135 of FAA regulations. Part 135 operations encompass both on-demand and scheduled operators, as well as air medical operations that provide essential air transportation services within Alaska. Between January 2008 and June 2019, 80 people died in 207 accidents involving Part 135 operations in Alaska. “The number of Part 135...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board says a Flight Crew Misidentified Runway, Caused Taxiway Overflight

    National Transportation Safety Board says a Flight Crew Misidentified Runway, Caused Taxiway Overflight



    Washington, DC - - (September 25, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined Tuesday an Air Canada flight crew’s lack of awareness caused the July 7, 2017, overflight of a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport. Air Canada flight 759 was cleared to land on runway 28R but instead lined up with parallel taxiway C where four airplanes were awaiting clearance to take off. Flight 759 descended to an altitude of 100 feet above ground level and overflew the first of the four airplanes. The flight crew initiated a go-around, and flight 759 reached a minimum altitude of about 60 feet above ground level and overflew the second airplane before starting to climb. The NTSB said in its report the misidentification of taxiway C – as the intended landing runway – resu
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Contract Awards to Flight Schools as Part of Forces to Flyers Research Initiative

    U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Contract Awards to Flight Schools as Part of Forces to Flyers Research Initiative


    Research Initiative to Identify Pathways for Veterans to Become Airline Pilots




    Washington, DC - - (May 15, 2018) - - The U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) today announced contract awards to flight schools as part of the Forces to Flyers Research Initiative. The research initiative will study pathways for entering the pilot workforce, identify barriers to pilot training and employment, and implement and evaluate a demonstration initiative that will provide flight training to veterans interested in becoming airline pilots. The results of the research will be used to help to determine how to assist veterans’ transitions to new careers as airline pilots and thereby preserve air service to rural and small communities. “The Forces to Flyers R
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  • U.S. Department of Transportation says 2016 Flight Cancellation and Mishandled Baggage and also Bumping Rates are Lowest in Decades

    U.S. Department of Transportation says 2016 Flight Cancellation, Mishandled Baggage, and Bumping Rates are Lowest in Decades






    February 16, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (February 14, 2017) - - In 2016, the reporting carriers canceled 1.17 percent of their scheduled domestic flights, an improvement over the 1.5 percent cancellation rate in 2015 and the lowest in the 22 years with comparable numbers, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) released today. The previous low was 1.24 percent in 2002. The reporting carriers canceled 1.6 percent of their scheduled domestic flights in December 2016, an improvement over the 1.7 percent cancellation rate posted in December 2015, but up from the 0.3 percent rate in November 2016. In 2016, the carriers posted a mishandled baggage rate of 2.70 per 1,000 passengers, down from 2015’s rate of 3.13 and the lowest annual rate since DOT started collecting mishandled baggage rep
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    Boeing Statement on United Airlines Flight 328 - - February 21, 2021
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    Boeing Statement on United Airlines Flight 328 - - February 21, 2021 | site |



    (Information contained in the Boeing Company press release dated: February 21, 2021) Chicago, Feb. 21, 2021—Boeing today released the following statement: "Boeing is actively monitoring recent events related to United Airlines Flight 328. While the NTSB investigation is ongoing, we recommended suspending operations of the 69 in-service and 59 in-storage 777s powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines until the FAA identifies the appropriate inspection protocol. Boeing supports the decision yesterday by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau, and the FAA’s action today to suspend operations of 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 engines. We are working with these regulators as they take actions while these planes are on the ground and further inspections are conducted by Pratt & Whitney. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available."...
    02-25-2021, 07:21 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Updated Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182
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    Updated Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 |site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: January 15, 2021)

    Chicago, Jan. 15, 2021— Boeing today released the following updated statement:

    “Our thoughts are with the Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182 crew, passengers and their families. Boeing technical experts are assisting with the investigation and we continue to offer any support needed during this difficult time.”
    ...
    01-20-2021, 08:52 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Boeing Statement on Sriwijaya Air Flight SJ-182 | site |




    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release dated: January 9, 2021)

    Chicago, Jan. 9, 2021 - - Boeing today released the following statement:

    “We are aware of media reports from Jakarta regarding Sriwijaya Air flight SJ-182. Our thoughts are with the crew, passengers, and their families. We are in contact with our airline customer and stand ready to support them during this difficult time.”
    ...
    01-11-2021, 10:14 PM
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    Flight Attendant Union Statement on the Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service
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    Flight Attendant Union Statement on the Boeing 737 MAX Return to Service | site |



    (Information contained in Association of Flight Attendants CWA, AFL-CIO press release: November 18, 2020)

    Washington, DC (November 18, 2020) — Following the Boeing 737 MAX return to service order by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), AFA-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement: “As aviation’s first responders and last line of defense, Flight Attendants understand that our jobs and our lives depend on this industry meeting the highest possible standards of safety and security. After nearly two years of reviews and the redesign of critical aircraft systems, U.S. regulators are clearing the 737 MAX to resume flying. "This day is the result of the persistence of engineers and manufacturing workers at Boeing. But this day is also a reminder of why this plane has not flown for two years and the responsibility we all h...
    11-28-2020, 01:31 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration | site |


    (November 11, 2020) - - On November 11, 2020 the U.S. Department of Transportation published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced that 32 military veterans completed flight training through the Forces to Flyers initiative, earning commercial multi-engine pilot’s licenses. Secretary Chao announced the research initiative in 2017 to determine how to assist veterans transitioning to new careers as pilots. “The Forces to Flyers flight training demonstration has helped America’s veterans transition from military service to find good jobs in the transportation sector,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The Forces to Flyers participants had the opportunity to receive flight training at four flight schools around the country, starting with the first flight lesson
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    11-12-2020, 08:18 PM

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