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Augusta Regional Airport gets new executive director

Augusta Regional Airport gets new executive director

Charlotte Douglas International Airport's assistant aviation director Herbert Judon has unanimously been selected as the new executive director of Augusta Regional Airport, the Augusta Aviation Commission announced on Thursday.

The Augusta Aviation Commission voted 8-0 yesterday to hire Judon as the regional airport's next executive director, saying he will "fit right in" the job.

Boeing cutting over 4500 jobs

Boeing cutting over 4500 jobs

Airplane-maker Boeing on Tuesday announced its plans to cut down more than 4500 jobs by the middle of this year. The decision was taken to reduce cost of its new jetliners, though the firm has already booked massive orders for its jets. Another reason could be that the company is losing market share to rival Airbus Group SE.

Augusta Aviation Commission may name new airport director soon

Augusta Aviation Commission may name new airport director soon

The Augusta Aviation Commission is in the process of finding a new leader for Augusta Regional Airport, and the new leader is expected to be named soon.

ADK Consulting & Executive Search has recommended four finalists whom the airport commission interviewed earlier in March. Commission Chairman Cedric Johnson confirmed that they were trying to select a new leader from the recommended candidates.

The recommended individuals are: Herbert Judon, Frank R. Miller, Jerry Brienza and Kip Turner.

United Airlines Boeing 777 wide body aircrafts will have 10 seats in a row

United Airlines Boeing 777 wide body aircrafts will have 10 seats in a row

United Airlines has confirmed the news about 10 seats in a single row on wide-body Boeing 777 aircraft. The airline could ask Boeing to provide 10 seats in a two in 74 planes in order to improve its efficiency. Boeing informed that nearly 50 percent of the airlines ordering Boeing 777 planes have 10 seats across. In 2008, only 30 percent of orders were for 10 seats in a row.

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United Airlines CEO Munoz is back on work five months after heart attack

United Airlines CEO Munoz is back on work five months after heart attack

United Continental Holdings CEO Oscar Munoz will be back next week after staying away from his executive roles for five months due to severe heart attack. Munoz underwent a heart transplant surgery and has recovered from his heart condition impressively. During his recovery period, Munoz had been playing an important role in the airline’s corporate affairs.

United Airlines informed in a statement that Munoz has been meeting with shareholders and employees during his recovery period. Munoz joined a conference call with Wall Street analysts two weeks after heart transplant surgery.

First Flight of Boeing 737 MAX successfully lands at Boeing Field in Seattle

First Flight of Boeing 737 MAX successfully lands at Boeing Field in Seattle

The first flight of Boeing 737 MAX landed perfectly in Seattle. Flight Captain Ed Wilson said that the flight was perfect. His team worked through checks before the flight and everything was alright. Captain Wilson added, “It flew beautifully. We worked through checks but there were no issues.”

With the first successful flight, Boeing 737 MAX is one step closer to Entry Into Service (EIS) mode. Boeing claims that 737 MAX consumes 16 percent less fuel compared to Airbus A320 and 4 percent less that Airbus A320neo. Boeing 737 MAX could emerge as a strong competitor in narrow-body segment.

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FAA approves use of Drone to Deliver Medicine in Rural Virginia: FAA

FAA approves use of Drone to Deliver Medicine in Rural Virginia: FAA

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Friday gave approval for the use of a drone to deliver medicine in rural Virginia. Officials hope the move will help change perceptions that the drone is either a toy or a weapon.

The WallStreet Journal reported that the demonstration was made possible because of the special FAA permit given to NASA. Frank Jones, deputy director of NASA Langley's Research Services Directorate, said in an explanation that they have been trying hard not only to develop the technology, but to develop the public's trust in the technology.

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