2 July 2008

American Airlines reports a 1.7% decline in June 2008 load factor

American Airlines reported a June load factor of 85.5 percent, a decline of 1.7 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 3.1 percent and capacity decreased 1.2 percent year over year. Domestic traffic decreased 4.7 percent year over year on 2.8 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 0.1 percent relative to last

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New TSA canine teams used to enhance air cargo security at Dulles Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the certification of three new TSA canine teams to enhance explosives detection capabilities at Virginia’s Dulles International Airport air cargo facilities. The Dulles teams began training in January and graduated after a 10-week training course at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. The teams have certified in their local

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Republic Airways reports a 12% increase in June 2008 traffic

Republic Airways reported preliminary passenger traffic results for June 2008. The company generated 868.0 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs), a 12.3% increase over the same month last year, while available seat miles (ASMs) increased 17.2% to 1.11 billion. Block hours were 63,032 in June 2008, a 12.0% increase over June 2007. Load factor was 78.5%

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CSC sings new contract with Hawker Beechcraft

CSC has signed a new information technology (IT) outsourcing contract with aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft Corp. The nine-year agreement is an extension of services that began in 2002. Under the new contract, CSC will continue to manage Hawker Beechcraft’s IT infrastructure, including midrange computers and desktops, help desk operations, IT security, engineering computing, voice and

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Unite delivers pension security for airport workers

Unite announced that British Airport Authority workers have voted to accept the pensions package secured by their union from their employer. Seven out of ten Unite members voted to accept the deal which includes a 12-year protection and guarantees for existing members in the company’s Final Salary Pension Scheme while introducing a world class defined

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