News In Brief

by Sean Belk, Staff Writer

• JetFlite International has added a Challenger 601 aircraft to its charter fleet. Headquartered at the Long Beach Airport, JetFlite is a worldwide provider of aircraft management and charter services. The Challenger 601 is based in New York at the JetFlite International Center in Farmingdale and is available for charter operations. The Challenger 601 is capable of flying nonstop from Los Angeles to New York and can typically accommodate as many as 12 passengers.

• The National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against Boeing, alleging the aerospace giant violated federal labor law by deciding to transfer a second production line of its 787 Dreamliner, which had been planned to be solely manufactured in Everett, Washington, to a non-union facility in South Carolina. The NLRB claims the move was discriminatory against the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM). In a statement, Boeing said it would vigorously contest the claims and called the complaint “legally frivolous.”

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