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October 23, 2008

ALPA: Perseverance Pays Off For American Eagle Pilots

New Collective Bargaining Agreement Finally Ratified

American Eagle pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), ratified a collective bargaining agreement with management Wednesday, after an arduous negotiations process surrounding an unprecedented 16-year contract with AMR Corporation.

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Spirit AeroSystems Wins Contract On Mitsubishi Regional Jet Project

Will Design And Build Engine Pylons In Spirit's First Push Into RJ Market

Spirit AeroSystems has been selected by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation to design and build the pylon for its new next-generation regional jetliner, known as the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). The contract award marks Spirit's entry into the regional jet market.

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Former WestJet Execs Hope To Launch Another Airline

Enerjet To Launch Charter Service In 2009

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know today's global economic environment probably isn't the best to start a new airline in... but that hasn't stopped some from trying nonetheless.

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Aero-TV: Keeping History Alive -- The B-17 Flying Fortress (Part 1)

NEVER, EVER, Forget... LSFM's B-17 Is A Living/Flying Museum

Amidst all the gleaming and shiny new whiz-bangs at Oshkosh 2008, were a few ghosts of the past. Birds that had seen better days and been forced to prove themselves on the field of battle not once but a hundred times... and more. The have tales to tell and inside them all lay the hopes, dreams and even blood of the brave crews that chased the enemies of freedom from the skies, despite the fear, the danger and the uncertainty of a World War.

Northwest Joins Others In Posting Q3 Loss Tied To Fuel Hedges

Low Oil Prices Translate Into Slumping Fortunes For Carriers

Northwest Airlines -- biding time until its acquisition by Delta Air Lines comes to fruition -- announced Wednesday it posted a $317 million loss in the third quarter of 2008, which that entire loss tied to fuel hedges that lost much of their value as oil prices plummeted over the past two months.

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Secure Flight Expected To Finally Take Off In 2009

Aims To Reduce False Positives Against "Watch List"

If you've ever been delayed getting through an airport because your Irish grandmother or two-year-old son turned up on the TSA's terrorist watchlist, there's finally new hope.

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