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January 12, 2009

Illinois Appeals Court Puts Halt To O'Hare Expansion Plans

Decision Puts $20 Billion OMP In Doubt

In a major setback for plans to expand Chicago O'Hare Airport, the Illinois appeals court on Thursday prevented the razing of the northeast part of the nearby Village of Bensenville.

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Union Urges Officials To Support Third Runway At Heathrow

Unite Says Decision Would Safeguard Over 200,000 Jobs

The UK's leading labor union is urging the British government to give the green light to the construction of a third runway at Heathrow airport.

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Statistics Show Airline Air Safety Is On The Rise

US Air Carriers Post Record Second Consecutive Year Without Fatalities

For the first time in 50 years, US airlines have flown for two years in a row -- 2007 and 2008 -- without any passenger deaths. Single years without fatalities have been rare, with only four occurring since 1958... making the two-year stretch even more impressive.

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LASP Opposition Strong At Westchester TSA Forum

TSA Roadshow Continues To Draw Criticism From Every Side

Another in a series of meetings held by the Transportation Security Administration to listen to public response on the proposed Large Aircraft Security Program was held last week at the Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY.

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Horizon Air Making Plans To Begin PAE Service In April

Opposing Snohomish County Councilmen Concede They're Powerless To Stop It

Alaska Air affiliate Horizon Air has announced plans to provide air service to Snohomish County's Paine Field (PAE), starting as early as April 1.

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Launch Of Pay-As-You-Fly South African Airline Delayed

No Planes + No Air Operator Certificate = No Flights

A new South African airline sporting a new pay-as-you-fly twist on airfares has run into problems getting off the ground.

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Drunk Russian Fined For Delta Incident

Inebriated Escapade Will Cost Him C$30,000

A passenger who got a bit out of control on an international flight last week had his day in court Friday.

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