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November 12, 2007

AerCap Chief Says 787 Will Likely Be Later Than Forecast

Six Month Delay May Only Be The Beginning

One of the world’s largest plane leasing companies said he expects even more delays for Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner... one month after the American planemaker announced a six-month bump in the road to the plane's first flight and deliveries schedule.

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Boeing 737-200s Grounded In South Africa

Mandatory Inspections After Jet Nacelle Falls Off Of Wing

South Africa grounded all Boeing 737-200s for inspection, after an engine fell of a jet belonging to Nationwide Airlines, according to the country's aviation authority. Phindi Gwebu, a spokeswoman for the Johannesburg- based Civil Aviation Authority, said Boeing planes at Nationwide Airlines have been grounded and those belonging to other carriers will be grounded in two days.

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BIG Bucks: Emirates Inks Largest-Ever Airline Deal For $34.9 Billion

International Airline Will Order A Mix Of Airbus and Boeing

Emirates announced on November 11, that it has agreed to spend $34.9 billion on new aircraft. These orders with Airbus and Boeing are the largest-ever aircraft commitment in civil aviation made by any airline in a single order. The deal was announced at the Dubai Airshow and includes 120 Airbus A350s, 11 A380s, and 12 Boeing 777-300ERs.

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GAO Will Study FAA Airspace Redesign

Governor, Congressman Want More Info About Process

The GAO, a government watchdog, will study the Federal Aviation Administration's airspace redesign that has triggered legal challenges from lower Fairfield County municipalities. Gov. M. Jodi Rell and U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Bridgeport, applauded the Government Accountability Office, which said it would analyze the FAA's methodology as well as the noise and environmental effects of the redesign plan...

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ORD To Remain Under Flight Cap

FAA Will Only Lift Restriction When New RWY Opens

A cap on flights into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) will remain in place for another year according to a Federal Aviation Administration report. The flight cap, which has been in place for three years, will be lifted by FAA officials in November 2008 when the airport is expected to open its a new runway...

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Airlines Beefing Up For Turkey Day Travel

Airlines Will Conference With FAA Daily During Holidays

Commercial airlines are increasing staffing in hopes of avoiding delays during the upcoming travel rush during Thanksgiving holiday. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters held a conference call November 9, with the Federal Aviation Administration, major airlines, airports, and aviation trade groups to discuss their holiday traffic plans...

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