Southwest Airlines posted a 1% gain in passenger revenue per available seat mile and a 1.5% decline in traffic for November compared to a year ago. The figures include those of AirTran Airways, which was purchased by Southwest in May 2011.
General Electric has added to its safety inspection directive ordered earlier this week by having airlines check the installation of a specific turbine nozzle in addition to checking the turbine itself. The inspection orders came after a GEnx engine powering a Boeing 747-8 freighter failed in Shanghai in September.
Getting employers to pay for your professional development can be tricky but often necessary because of the high costs involved, Chrissy Scivicque writes. To persuade your employer to shell out some cash for you, emphasize how the company will benefit if you get better at your job. Also, Scivicque writes, volunteer to share your newfound knowledge with others at work.
The European Union has only a few weeks to address the risk of major clashes with other nations over its emissions standards plan, says Jonathon Counsell, British Airways head of environment. Counsell, who was speaking at a conference last week, warned that if the EU doesn't act quickly to address concerns, airlines are at the risk of having aircraft impounded.