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Boeing Offering Buyouts to Employees as It Adjusts to the ‘New Reality’

Boeing Offering Buyouts to Employees as It Adjusts to the ‘New Reality’

Boeing said Thursday that it will offer its employees buyouts as it does not anticipate a fast recovery for airplane manufacturers.
“It will take time for the aerospace industry to recover from the crisis,” said the company’s CEO, Dave Calhoun, in a memorandum to all employees.  Boeing, which was founded in 1916, currently employs 161,000 people.
Boeing offered voluntary layoff packages that will offer those who opt in pay and benefits.  Calhoun …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2020

A year from now, the “Great Moments” monthly feature will presumably include multiple mentions of the various shutdowns and, one can only hope, some of the restarts of the Coronavirus Age.
Still, the month of April is commonly associated with spring and rain, as in the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” The month is also associated with two major religious holidays that result in one of the busiest travel seasons …

American Airlines to Retire Older Boeing 737 Jets

American Airlines to Retire Older Boeing 737 Jets

American Airlines said it plans to retire some 76 Boeing 737 Next Generation jets as well as nine Airbus A330-300s wide-body airliners and 20 Embraer 190 regional jets.
The world’s largest airline currently has 304 737-800s in its fleet.  The 737 Next Generation model was produced starting in 1996 and includes the 737-600, -700, -800, and -900.
The move was announced in an online town hall meeting with the company’s employees on …

Coronavirus Update: Number of Cases Now Over 400,000, Olympics Postponed, India and U.K. Under Lockdown

Coronavirus Update: Number of Cases Now Over 400,000, Olympics Postponed, India and U.K. Under Lockdown

IN BRIEF
As the number of coronavirus infections across the globe crossed the 400,000 mark, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed, coronavirus infections are doubling every three days in New York State, and India imposed a lockdown. 
TODAY’S FACTS AND FIGURES
The number of coronavirus cases across the globe is now 401,976, of which 103,754 have recovered.  The death toll now stands at 17,580.
The number of deaths from the virus …

Boeing’s Head of Human Resources to Depart

Boeing’s  Head of Human Resources to Depart

Boeing announced the resignation of its senior vice president of human resources, Heidi Capozzi. Ms. Capozzi will leave the company in early April. A permanent successor has not yet been named.
Upon her departure, Wendy Livingston, the company’s vice president for corporate human resources, will replace her on an interim basis.
“For more than a decade, Heidi has demonstrated a deep commitment to engaging and inspiring our people, strengthening our culture and …

American Airlines Donates 1.75 Million Miles to Allow Seniors to Take Flight

American Airlines Donates 1.75 Million Miles to Allow Seniors to Take Flight

American Airlines announced the donation of 1.75 million AAdvantage miles to the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation, a group that uses vintage 1940s Boeing Stearman aircraft to give “dream flights” to seniors and military veterans.
“Many of our former United States military pilots live in senior communities, the foundation said in a statement on its website. “We want to take them back to a place in time when they were invincible, ruling …

Boeing Lands Qantas Exec as New CIO

Boeing Lands Qantas Exec as New CIO

Boeing announced the appointment of Susan Doniz to the position of chief information officer of the company.  The appointment is effective in May.
Ms. Doniz has Qantas Group’s CIO since early 2017.  She will succeed Vishwa Uddanwadiker, who was appointed interim CIO after the company appointed the then current CIO, Ted Colbert, to succeed Stan Deal as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, an appointment made necessary after Mr. Deal …