Boone County, Kentucky

April 12, 2011 - 11:52am

The NTSB has launched an investigation into the wingtip clipping that occurred between an Air France Airbus A380 (F-HPJD) and a Comair Bombardier CRJ700 (N641CA) at New York JFK International Airport last night.

November 30, 2010 - 7:08am

Comair and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) last month agreed to reinstate the Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) for the ­company’s mechanics. Comair’s ­mechanics ­withdrew from the original Asap in July, after the IAM charged management with taking ­punitive action against employees who submitted voluntary incident reports under the program.

November 30, 2010 - 7:07am

Comair and the International Association of Machinists (IAM) last month agreed to reinstate the Aviation Safety Action Program (Asap) for the ­company’s mechanics. Comair’s ­mechanics ­withdrew from the original Asap in July, after the IAM charged management with taking ­punitive action against employees who submitted voluntary incident reports under the program.

December 29, 2009 - 10:10am

An eight-member jury in Lexington, Ky., has awarded $7.1 million to the family of one of the victims of the 2006 crash of Comair Flight 5191. The widow and two daughters of Bryan Keith Woodward, one of 47 passengers who died in the Aug. 27, 2006 crash at Lexington Blue Grass Airport, stood as the only plaintiffs to take their case to trial after all the other families settled out of court.

March 30, 2009 - 11:41am

Kentucky’s Blue Grass Airport closed Runway 8-26 and has begun building a replacement crosswind runway that will be named 9-27 and will extend 500 feet longer than the old runway, to 4,000 feet. Runway 8-26 was involved in the Aug. 27, 2006 fatal takeoff crash of Comair Flight 5191, in which the NTSB cited the flight crew’s failure to verify that the airplane was on the correct runway.

January 30, 2009 - 5:41am

Growing distrust between elements within various pilot groups and airline management over the use of confidential safety information is threatening the integrity and effectiveness of the FAA’s Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), according to the Regional Airline Association. In fact, the issue dominated the discourse during a December meeting of some 20 regional airline safety directors at RAA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

August 29, 2008 - 11:02am

The Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments last month on the question of whether a lower court can hold Lexington Blue Grass Airport liable for the Aug. 27, 2006, crash of a Comair Bombardier CRJ that killed 49 of its 50 occupants. Comair contends that the airport should bear some responsibility for the crash for not adequately notifying the pilots of a construction project that diverted airplanes on the taxiway.

July 30, 2008 - 6:19am

Regional carriers Comair, Republic and Trans States last month announced plans to cut hundreds of jobs. Some of the biggest cuts will come from Cincinnati-based Comair, which expects to cut 300 pilot jobs and 220 flight attendant positions as the airline moves forward with plans to remove 15 percent of its flying capacity starting next month.

May 21, 2008 - 8:05am

An unsettling air of ambivalence descended on Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Airport last month as Comair pilots ended an 89-day strike that cost Delta Air Lines at least $200 million and an untold number of non-striking employees their jobs.

May 21, 2008 - 7:55am

Mesa Air Group last month reversed its decision to establish a new Cincinnati base and canceled all the flights scheduled to six cities from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport for July 8. Mesa contacted all affected passengers and reaccommodated them on Delta Air Lines or Comair flights.

 
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