UPS http://wfpl.org en Pilots in Crashed UPS Jet That Took Off From Louisville Complained of Fatigue http://wfpl.org/post/pilots-crashed-ups-jet-took-louisville-complained-fatigue <p>WASHINGTON — A cockpit voice recorder transcript shows the pilots of a UPS cargo jet that<a href="/post/two-dead-ups-cargo-plane-crash-birmingham"> crashed last August </a>complained of tiring work schedules that don't allow enough time for sleep at the start of the fatal flight.</p><p>The jet was en route to Birmingham from Louisville, where UPS keeps its air hub.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:26:55 +0000 Associated Press 8645 at http://wfpl.org Pilots in Crashed UPS Jet That Took Off From Louisville Complained of Fatigue NTSB: No Problems With Controls in Fatal UPS Plane Crash http://wfpl.org/post/ntsb-no-problems-controls-fatal-ups-plane-crash <p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Federal investigators haven't found any problems with the controls in a UPS cargo jet that crashed while landing in Alabama, killing the two pilots.</p><p>National Transportation Safety Board member Robert Sumwalt says the cockpit controls in the A300 aircraft appeared to be working before the crash, and they matched the positions of the airplane's flaps and rudder.</p><p>Sumwalt's comments came during a news conference Saturday at Birmingham's airport, where the jet went down early Wednesday about one mile from the runway.</p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:54:28 +0000 Associated Press 6504 at http://wfpl.org NTSB: No Problems With Controls in Fatal UPS Plane Crash UPS Releases Information on Crew Killed in Birmingham Plane Crash http://wfpl.org/post/ups-releases-information-crew-killed-birmingham-plane-crash <p>UPS has released the following information on the pilot and co-pilot who were killed in<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/two-dead-ups-cargo-plane-crash-birmingham"> this week's plane crash in Birmingham, Alabama</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The Jefferson County, Alabama, Medical Examiner has confirmed that two of our crewmembers, Captain Cerea Beal, Jr. and First Officer Shanda Fanning, lost their lives in the accident involving UPS Flight 1354.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 01:44:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6482 at http://wfpl.org UPS Releases Information on Crew Killed in Birmingham Plane Crash NTSB: Flight Recorder from Crashed UPS Plane Not Yet Retrieved http://wfpl.org/post/ntsb-flight-recorder-crashed-ups-plane-not-yet-retrieved <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National Transportation Safety Board officials say they are not yet able to gather the flight recorder as part of the UPS plane that crashed Wednesday morning was still burning into the evening. Further, it's not expected that the&nbsp;</span>NTSB<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;will determine the cause of the crash for some time.</span></p><p>The A300 cargo plane crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Alabama, and was en route from Louisville. Both crew members have been reported dead.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:59:27 +0000 Gabe Bullard 6463 at http://wfpl.org NTSB: Flight Recorder from Crashed UPS Plane Not Yet Retrieved Two Dead in UPS Cargo Plane Crash in Birmingham http://wfpl.org/post/two-dead-ups-cargo-plane-crash-birmingham <p>A federal aviation official says a large UPS cargo plane has crashed near an airport in Birmingham, Ala.</p><p>Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen tells The Associated Press that the A300 plane crashed on approach to the airport before dawn Wednesday.</p><p>Bergen says the plane was en route from Louisville to Birmingham.</p><p>Few other details were immediately available.</p><p>Bergen says she had no information on injuries.</p><p><strong>Update: 10:51 a.m.</strong></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:17:50 +0000 Associated Press & Staff 6452 at http://wfpl.org Two Dead in UPS Cargo Plane Crash in Birmingham FAA Seeks $4 Million From UPS Over Alleged Violations http://wfpl.org/post/faa-seeks-4-million-ups-over-alleged-violations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking a $4 million penalty from UPS for not complying with federal safety rules.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:54:38 +0000 Gabe Bullard 5131 at http://wfpl.org FAA Seeks $4 Million From UPS Over Alleged Violations UPS Announces Plans to Bid on Large USPS Contract http://wfpl.org/post/ups-announces-plans-bid-large-usps-contract <p>UPS officials say it could be good news for the company&rsquo;s Louisville Worldport hub if UPS wins a contract with the United States Postal Service next year.</p><p>The USPS has had a contract with FedEx to transport certain mail since 2000, but officials announced earlier this year that USPS intends on opening the contract up for bidding. &nbsp;The contract is worth nearly $1 billion annually.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 16:58:49 +0000 Devin Katayama 1063 at http://wfpl.org UPS Announces Plans to Bid on Large USPS Contract