Airplane Safety http://kplu.org en Pilots recognized for quick response to eagle collision http://kplu.org/post/pilots-recognized-quick-response-eagle-collision <p>Two Washington pilots are getting recognition for safely handling a jet that collided with an eagle last year. One of the plane&#39;s engines exploded when the bird flew into it.</p><p>Alaska Airlines Captain Steve Cleary of Federal Way and First Officer Michael Hendrix of Seattle won the Superior Airmanship Award from the Airline Pilots Association.</p><p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:30:42 +0000 Ed Schoenfeld 2420 at http://kplu.org Pilots recognized for quick response to eagle collision Boeing CEO says workmanship to blame for 737 problem http://kplu.org/post/boeing-ceo-says-workmanship-blame-737-problem <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-965854.mp3</p><p>Boeing&rsquo;s CEO says it was likely sloppy work, not a design flaw, that resulted in a hole in a Southwest Airlines jet. On April 1st, a Boeing 737 developed a 5-foot tear in the roof while in flight. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 23:53:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 1281 at http://kplu.org Boeing CEO says workmanship to blame for 737 problem FAA orders emergency inspection of some 737's http://kplu.org/post/faa-orders-emergency-inspection-some-737s <p>Federal officials <a href="http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAD.nsf/0/77979606b642117286257869006afb63/$FILE/2011-08-51_Emergency.pdf">have issued an emergency order</a> requiring inspections of Boeing planes with similar&nbsp;construction to the Southwest Airlines plane that had a 5-foot tear that led to an emergency landing last week.</p><p>The Federal Aviation Administration order Tuesday applies to&nbsp;Boeing 737-300s, 400s and 500s that have a similarly constructed joint where pieces of the plane&#39;s skin meet. The joint is at about&nbsp;the midpoint of the passenger cabin.</p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:57:54 +0000 The Associated Press & KPLU News Staff 1143 at http://kplu.org FAA orders emergency inspection of some 737's Boeing helps with Southwest Airlines investigation http://kplu.org/post/boeing-helps-southwest-airlines-investigation <p>Boeing says it&rsquo;s providing technical assistance to federal aviation regulators and to Southwest Airlines in the wake of Friday&rsquo;s mid-flight incident where a hole appeared in the skin of a 737 airliner at 34,000 feet.</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 15:01:12 +0000 Liam Moriarty 1136 at http://kplu.org Boeing helps with Southwest Airlines investigation