Aviation News Spotlight for June 2015

In this periodic feature, J&K Connectors sponsors an aviation industry news roundup to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings around the world and some interesting or fun news tidbits we’ve come across.

FAA Unveils New Runway Safety Initiative

This week, the FAA revealed a new plan that will help airport officials more accurately assess potential risk factors to prevent runway incursions during landing or takeoff. The new program, known as the Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program, will improve several factors that lead to accidental runway incursions at many airports around the country.

Over the next 10-15 years, FAA officials will work with members of the aviation community to offset risk factors that can cause runway incursions, such as unclear markings on the taxiway, improvements to airport signage, and other location-specific risks.

Malaysia Airlines Plans Recovery After Two Disasters

Newly appointed CEO of Malaysia Airlines, Christoph Mueller, said during a press conference that part of the troubled airline’s recovery effort included cost-cutting measures. Of the nearly 20,000 employees, only 14,000 had been offered their jobs back.

Saying that the airline, which suffered two terrible tragedies in 2014, is “technically bankrupt,” Mueller added that a rebranding may be required and would be presented in September.

Mueller told investors that their immediate priority in 2015 was to “stop the bleeding” and their road to returned growth would extend to 2017.

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