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  • Changes Are on the Way for Alitalia

    Changes Are on the Way for Alitalia

    This morning in Rome, struggling Italian carrier, Alitalia, announced major changes to the airline.  The changes include changes to the fleet, a new branding, and many new routes. The changes were announced with Alitalia partner, Etihad Airways, of the United Arab Emirates. Etihad purchased a 49% stake in Alitalia last year.

  • United to Outsource Thousands of Jobs

    United to Outsource Thousands of Jobs

    United Airlines declared on Monday that they may begin to outsource up to 2,000 jobs from country. The Chicago-based company indicated that jobs hanging in the balance include baggage handlers, gate agents, and customer service agents, according to Reuters.

    Outsourcing is the process where a company may contract with an outside service provider or other company rather than directly employing staff to do the work. It can cut costs drastically if it is implemented properly.

  • TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History (Part One); Air Florida flight 90

    TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History (Part One); Air Florida flight 90

    The snow was falling hard at Washington National Airport (DCA) on January 13th, 1982. The flights that weren’t cancelled were forced to endure the long line of backed up flights waiting to use the main runway at DCA. As the planes queued up the snow continued to fall. In the midst of this slow moving back up was a brightly painted Boeing 737-200 belonging to Air Florida. This “brightly painted” Air Florida jet would eventually lead to new advances in aviation safety.

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