The Government Accountability Office is warning of cost creep on the Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. United Launch Alliance and SpaceX are the only companies certified to provide launch services to the Air Force.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan says the Pentagon should preserve its civilian workforce, responding to a proposal by Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, to cut personnel across several Defense Department agencies and eliminate seven agencies.
A subcommittee of the House Armed Services is pressing for the Air Force to proceed with a recapitalization of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.
The US plans to drop its foreign arms sales administrative surcharge to 3.2%, down from 3.5%, as part of a broader push to support the sale of US-made armaments abroad. "We think this rate reduction will allow the US to become more competitive in the global defense market," said Lt. Gen. Charles Hooper, director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency.
Peter Harris, UPS' director of sustainability for Europe, writes that the shipper is reducing its environmental footprint by deploying emissions-free electrically assisted tricycles in European cities. The initiative has advantages beyond the obvious fuel savings: "We can connect and collaborate more effectively with governments, as well as our stakeholders, employees and customers, generating a culture within the business of sustainable innovation," he writes.
Hawaiian Airlines will receive two A321neo aircraft next month, plus another five in June and July and one each in September and November. The carrier will use the new planes on routes between the Hawaiian islands and West Coast.
Frontier Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines have extended their cobranded credit card agreements with Barclays.
FedEx Express is one of the best places to work in the United Arab Emirates, according to Great Place to Work Institute. "We want to see our colleagues achieve their full potential, and we provide them with the means to do so -- through education support, mentoring and more," said Jack Muhs of FedEx Express.
New ads for American Airlines focus on the airline's premium "flagship" offerings, which include lounges and amenities associated with premium seating. Future ads will focus on other cabin experiences and workers' own travel adventures.
The National Transportation Safety Board held a roundtable discussion about preventing loss-of-control accidents in general aviation. Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, AOPA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association and others participated in the discussion, which focused on ongoing pilot training, safety culture and new cockpit technology.