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November 30, 2005

Airbus Announces US Airways Order Of 20 Airbus A350s

Manufacturer Aided In Merger Financing

Airbus SAS announced Tuesday that US Airways Group Inc. has ordered 20 of its new A350 aircraft, fulfilling a promise the airline made with the European consortium in exchange for Airbus's help in completing the financing arrangements for the airline's acquisition by America West Airlines.

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Boeing Delivers First Longer-Range 777-300ER To Air France

Enhancements Should Save 200,000 Gallons Of Fuel Annually

Boeing told Aero-News Tuesday the company has delivered to Air France the first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane that includes enhancements that improve the overall fuel efficiency of the 777-300ER by 1.4 percent. This amount is in addition to the 2 percent fuel-burn improvement already proven in revenue service by the airlines that operate the 777-300ER.

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Delta: Survival Depends On Concessions, Pilots Strike Would Be 'Devastating'

Judge Allows Sale Of Aircraft, But Questions Carrier's Past Choices

Delta Air Lines officials told US Bankruptcy Court judge Prudence Carter Beatty this week the company needs the approximately $3 billion in savings the carrier expects from employee concessions -- including the $325 million it is asking for from the union representing Delta's pilots -- if the carrier is to survive.

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It Just Wouldn't Have Been Thanksgiving Without A Snowstorm...

Winter WX Blamed For Holiday Travel Delays

To paraphrase a classic, the weather outside IS frightful for much of the Midwest... and that, of course, meant flight delays throughout the air traffic system as a major snowstorm crossed the Plains states this weekend. The early winter storm -- stretching from the Texas panhandle to South Dakota -- caused holiday travelers trying to get back home after the four-day weekend significant delays... and even more grief.

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