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November 10, 2011

TSA Announces New Aviation Security Advisory Committee Members

Industry Representatives Serve Two Year Terms On The Panel

TSA Administrator John S. Pistole announced the appointment of 24 new members to the Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC) on Monday. ASAC is TSA’s sole Federal advisory committee that gives the agency recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment, and procedures.

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Caribbean Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its First ATR 72-600

Fleet Replacement Program Underway For Trinidad And Tobago’s National Flag Carrier

Caribbean Airlines has taken delivery in Toulouse of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft. The Port-of-Spain-based carrier, which becomes one of the first operators of the new ATR -600 series, booked a contract earlier this year valued at $200 million (US) for the purchase of a total of nine of these aircraft.

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FAA Reviewing Burlington Airport Payments To Public Works Department

Administration Says Airport Revenue May Have Been 'Improperly Allocated'

The FAA has opened a review of payments made by Burlington International Airport (KBTV) to the city of South Burlington and the Burlington Department of Public Works for operation and management of a parking garage on the airport grounds.

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Arbitrator Gives Air Canada FAs A Deal They Previously Rejected

Labor Board Returns To September 20 Tentative Agreement

A final and binding ruling has been issued by Elizabeth MacPherson, Chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB), regarding unresolved matters between Air Canada and CUPE, the union representing the airline's 6,800 flight attendants.The ruling orders the implementation of the second tentative agreement reached September 20, 2011 as the new binding collective agreement between the airline and its flight attendants.

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NIMBYs Alarmed At Growth In Cargo Flights

Residents Brace For 10X Increase In FedEx Flights From KGSO

Plans by FedEx to step up operations at Piedmont Triad International Airport have NIMBYs up in arms, and there's no denying the company's plans could have a significant impact on their quality of life. WGHP-TV notes that FedEx currently operates nine-to-ten daily flights from the airport known locally as PTI. That could reach 126 per day, and many of those flights would be at night.

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Republic Airways Confirms Order For 80 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

New Aircraft To Be Flown By Frontier Airlines

Republic Airways Holdings has confirmed its order with Airbus to purchase 60 A320neo and 20 A319neo aircraft. Republic had signed a letter of intent for the purchase in mid-June.

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