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November 04, 2010

Qantas Grounds A380 Fleet Following Engine Incident

Six Superjumbos Idled After Emergency Landing Following Engine Failure

Qantas has grounded its entire fleet of six A380 superjumbo airliners following an incident in which a plane departing from Singapore suffered what appeared to be the catastrophic loss of an engine, forcing an emergency landing.

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Pistole Visits Yemen, Meets with International Security Officials In Germany

Signs International Aviation Security Agreement With German Government

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole visited Yemen Wednesday to meet with government officials including Deputy Prime Minister Rashad al-Alimi, officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Interior as well as the U.S. Ambassador.

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Russian Company Finalizes Order For Next-Generation 737s

State Corporation Rostechnology To Buy 50 Boeing Single-Aisle Aircraft

An order for 50 Next-Generation B737 aircraft has been finalized between Boeing and the Russian State Corporation Rostechnology.

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Singapore Awards First Aircraft Engine Design Organization Approval

Civil Aviation Authority Of Singapore (CAAS) DOA Goes To Pratt & Whitney

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has awarded Design Organization Approval (DOA) to Pratt & Whitney for support of Pratt & Whitney's multi-year Fleet Technical Management Agreement with Singapore Airlines Cargo.

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Ground Crew Members Involved In Sea-Tac Airplane Bump Looking For New Jobs

Two Let Go Last Week After Minor Collision

Two ground crew contract workers are looking for new jobs after a plane they were pushing back from a gate at Sea-Tac airport bumped into a parked airplane, causing damage to both.

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Napolitano Talks With Shipping, Airline Industry Leaders

Reiterates Commitment To Strengthen Security Following Yemen Bomb Incident

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano spoke Wednesday with leaders from global shipping companies, including UPS, DHL, FedEx and TNT, to discuss enhanced air cargo screening and security efforts following last week’s disrupted attempt to conceal and ship explosive devices onboard aircraft bound for the U.S.

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Delta Flight Attendants Vote Against Union Representation

Ends 60 Years Of Representation For Northwest FAs

In a vote held among flight attendants working for Delta, just over half voted against union representation, handing a defeat to the AFA-CWA.

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Exchange Program Offered For 787 Dreamliner Parts

High-Value, Critical Parts Covered By Program

A rotable exchange services program to will support the operation of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was announced by  Boeing Tuesday.

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TSA Memo Shows Pattern Of Employee Cocaine Hoaxes

One Bomb Appraisal Officer (BAO) Reportedly Asked Several Passengers About Planted White Powder

You may remember a story ANN reported in January about a TSA officer who allegedly planted a baggie containing white powder in the bag of a college student, asking her if the material was hers.

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