Good Week

Bombardier Business Aircraft,
whose Learjet employees have voted to accept the Canadian manufacturer's revised three-year pay deal and began to return to work on 24 October, ending strike action that started three weeks earlier. The dispute involved 1,100 staff, who are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers and work at the Bombardier Learjet plant at Wichita's Mid-Continent airport in the USA.


GKN Aerospace,
which is facing a $75 million lawsuit filed by US manufacturer Thermion Systems International alleging breach of contract over the supply of parts for the Boeing 787 wing de-icing system. Law firm Kozberg & Bodell says GKN is legally bound to source parts for the 787's electro-thermal wing ice-protection system from Thermion. Instead, the lawsuit claims, GKN has substituted its own heating element technology.

Bad week

“We were always treated with a lot of scepticism, but I've likened this business to Wrestlemania - you just have to be in the ring at the end.”

Rick Adam, chief executive, Adam Aircraft



Source: Flight International