UPS to Install Cockpit Smoke-Protection as Congress Debates Aviation Bill

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    UPS to Install Cockpit Smoke-Protection as Congress Debates Aviation Bill - Wall Street Journal

    United Parcel Service Inc., after months of pressure from the union representing pilots, has decided to equip its entire fleet of cargo jets with smoke-protection devices designed to ensure that cockpit instruments remain visible in case of heavy smoke.

    The Atlanta-based company has informed its pilots about the decision, according to people familiar with the details, and the company also has pledged to move toward installing fire-suppression systems on a large chunk of its fleet of more than 200 cargo aircraft.

    The moves come as the House is scheduled to resume debate Friday on a broad Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill.