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Boeing Workers in South Carolina to Vote on Union Representation

Boeing Workers in South Carolina to Vote on Union Representation

Workers at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston, South Carolina plant will soon have the opportunity to vote on whether they want to join a union.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said on Friday that it plans to file a petition for Boeing workers in North Charleston with the National Labor Relations Board to vote on union representation.
The news follows workers’ concerns in recent months over issues …

United Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300, ‘New Spirit of United’

United Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300, ‘New Spirit of United’

United Airlines announced that it took delivery of its very first Boeing 777-300ER.
The aircraft, which the carrier has named the “New Spirit of United,” will be the first to feature the new Polaris business-class cabin, with fully lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access as well as amenities such as Saks Fifth Avenue pillows and blankets and a brand-new Polaris menu.
The plane is scheduled to begin service next month. United expects have …

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services Ink Deal for 75 737 Max 8s

Boeing, GE Capital Aviation Services Ink Deal for 75 737 Max 8s

GE Capital Aviation Services announced that it placed an order for 75 Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. The order is valued at approximately $8.25 billion.
The deal increases the aircraft leasing company’s firm order for 737 Max planes to 170 of the aircraft.
The Boeing 737 Max uses CFM International Leap-1B engines and has new winglets, which provide a 14% improvement in fuel use over other single-aisle aircraft. The planes also feature …

Lobby Bar – December 30: The Future of Airports, Times Unchanged Roman, and How to Return an Airplane

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An Exaggerated Example of FBT News and Views
Six of one… Jonathan Spira visits Matsuhisa Munich and Bar31 for a bite. The meal was excellent to the best of Mr. Spira’s memory, but after the mandatory 31 drinks, he couldn’t quite be sure which had better texture: the sashimi or fine cloth napkins.
Tradition transition. It’s that time of year: join Miss Sophie for her annual tradition: “Dinner for One.” It’s become …

Delta Cancels Order For Boeing Dreamliners Placed by Northwest

Delta Cancels Order For Boeing Dreamliners Placed by Northwest

Delta Air Lines announced that it agreed to cancel an order with Boeing for 18 787 Dreamliner aircraft that the carrier assumed after it merged with Northwest Airlines in 2008.
The order was originally placed by Northwest in 2005.
Delta said that specific terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, though the airline will continue to take delivery of new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft through 2019.
Delta had deferred the Dreamliner order in …

Boeing Hikes Quarterly Dividend 30%

Boeing Hikes Quarterly Dividend 30%

Thanks to an increase in aircraft orders and production plus improved profitability for the 787 Dreamliner line, Boeing announced that the company’s quarterly dividend would increase by 30% to $1.42 per share.
“As our team delivers on our large and diverse order backlog, and drives greater efficiency across our business, Boeing is well positioned to generate increasing cash flows and meet our commitment to provide competitive returns to our shareholders,” said …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2016

Washington Dulles International Airport

Robert Esnault-Pelterie, a French aviation pioneer, was born on November 8, 1881. He developed the idea of ailerons, which allow “banking” of fixed-wing aircraft around the fuselage’s longitudinal axis and are essential in making turns when aloft.
The Hotel Kämp in Helsinki, Finland, opened its doors on November 1, 1887. The hotel is still in operation today, and is part of Starwood’s Luxury Collection of hotels.
The first flight in a rigid …