Alaska Airlines

June 5, 2012 - 4:50am

Last month the FAA proposed fining Seattle-based Horizon Air $445,125 for allegedly operating a Bombardier Q400 turboprop on 45 flights after failing to comply with an AD that calls for the airline to inspect for cracked or corroded engine nacelle fittings.

The AD, dated to take effect on March 17 last year, ordered inspections of the nacelles every 300 operating hours and completion of repairs as needed.

May 7, 2012 - 4:10pm

The FAA wants to penalize Alaska Airlines $210,000 for allegedly failing to properly document and tag deactivated systems and equipment before making repairs.

The agency alleges that on 10 occasions between June 19, 2010, and January 13, 2011, Alaska performed maintenance on six of its Boeing 737 airplanes, but it failed to document the alternative actions it took and to install the appropriate danger tags.

December 16, 2011 - 9:42am
United Airlines pilots with Apple iPads

American Airlines pilots said the airline received approval from the FAA last week to use Apple iPad tablet computers for digital charts and manuals in all phases of flight, including takeoff and landing, making American the first carrier to use iPads in the cockpit for expanded capability.

November 9, 2011 - 2:40pm
Horizon Air, sister company of Alaska Airlines, will operate select flights betw

Alaska Airlines and sister carrier Horizon Air have purchased sufficient biofuel from SkyNRG, an aviation biofuels broker, to operate a total of 75 passenger flights using biofuel during the month of November. Beginning today, Alaska Airlines will fly a Boeing 737 between Seattle and Washington, D.C., for a total of 11 trips and Horizon Air will fly a Q400 a total of 64 trips from Seattle to Portland, Ore. The aircraft will be burning a 20-percent blend of sustainable biofuel that “meets rigorous international safety and sustainability standards.”

November 2, 2011 - 12:35am
RNP Deployment

Alaska Airlines started using precision required navigation performance (RNP) approaches into Juneau, Alaska, in 1996, and RNP has been used extensively by other airlines since that time.

February 26, 2011 - 9:30am

A change in management philosophy at Seattle-based Horizon Air will next see it adopt the colors and livery of its parent company, Alaska Airlines, and largely retire the Horizon brand by some time early next year.

September 30, 2010 - 6:58am

Seattle-based Horizon Air will end all its so-called “branded” flying under a plan to move to a 100-percent capacity purchase agreement (CPA) model starting January 1. As a result, Alaska Air Group’s other subsidiary, Alaska Airlines, will assume complete responsibility for managing Horizon’s route network, along with all the risk associated with marketing and selling seats on the airline’s fleet of ­Bombardier Q400 turboprops and CRJ700s.

September 29, 2010 - 11:21am

Max-Viz, the Portland, Ore.-area infrared enhanced-vision system (EVS) manufacturer, and One Sky Aviation of Anchorage, Alaska, have teamed to offer a minimum 25-percent discount off the suggested retail price for Max-Viz EVS sensors (100/600/1500) and certified STC installation kits to Alaska Air Carriers Association and Alaska Airmen’s Association members for the remainder of this year in response to a recent spike in accidents. 

August 27, 2010 - 6:52am

The investigation continues into the cause of last month’s crash of a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Otter turboprop-conversion floatplane in Alaska that killed five, including former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), and left four others seriously injured, including former NASA administrator and current EADS North America chairman Sean O’Keefe and his teenage son.

July 11, 2008 - 6:32am

George Bagley, president and CEO of Horizon Air since 1995, has accepted the position of executive vice president of operations at Alaska Airlines, leaving the top post at Horizon to the airline’s former v-p of customer services, Jeff Pinneo. Bagley, 56, will report directly to Alaska Airlines president William Ayer, who recently became CEO as part of Alaska Air Group’s recent “comprehensive executive succession plan.”

 
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