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December 12, 2007

Winter Storm Slams Chicago Hard

Over 550 Flights Cancelled At ORD

Over 550 flights into and out of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport were cancelled Tuesday, as a fierce ice storm hit the nation's midsection hard.

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Congress Passes Age 65 Legislation

Oberstar Strips Measure From FAA Bill For Separate Vote

In a 390-0 vote, on Tuesday the US House of Representatives cut debate short on legislation to increase the mandatory retirement age for US airline pilots to age 65, and passed the bill.

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Neighborhood Complains After Apparent Waste Rains Down From Above

Lisle, IL Residents Find Yellowish-Brown Splotches On Yards, Roofs

Some citizens of Lisle, IL are feeling a bit down in the dumps... after what appears to be waste effluent from a passing airplane rained down on homes along Arborview Drive.

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IATA Revises Airline Profit Forecasts Downward

And US Economy Will Lead The Slump

In a move that wasn't unexpected -- but still paints a gloomy picture -- on Wednesday the International Air Transport Association lowered its 2008 profit forecast for airlines worldwide, citing high fuel costs as the primary reason for the downturn.

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US Airways To Pay Workers For Improved Performance

Employees Stand To Earn Extra $100 If Goals Are Met

Happy Holidays, everybody... now get to work! US Airways has come up with an incentive the airline hopes will lift its customer rankings out of the proverbial gutter in December.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-25-06 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-06 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-25-02 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-02 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2007-25-09 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-09 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-25-03 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-25-03 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700,-700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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Delta Connection Academy Opens New Facility

New 27,000 Square Foot Hangar Caps School's Full Renovation

Delta Connection Academy formally unveiled Tuesday its completed 27,000-square foot hangar at Sanford International Airport in Florida, during a grand opening held to celebrate a capstone event in the Academy’s extensive renovation and expansion.

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Preliminary Investigation Pins Atlasjet Accident On Pilot Error

Loss Of Spatial Awareness Believed To Be To Blame

A preliminary investigation into the November 30 loss of an Atlasjet MD-83 near Isparta, Turkey indicates pilot error led to the loss of the aircraft and all 57 persons onboard, Turkish media reported Tuesday.

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Controllers Say Increase In Orlando Delays Due To Staffing Shortage

NATCA, FAA Take Fight To The House Of Mouse

Airline delays are aggravating, they cost businesses and their customers money, but they are good for one thing -- giving the controllers union even more ammo in its ongoing fight against the FAA.

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Airbus Order Book Crosses The 1,200 Threshold

But Boeing Still Has Net Order Lead

It ain't over 'til it's over... but, yeah, it's probably over. Fueled by a large surge in orders from China, Airbus lays claim to 1,204 gross orders for its planes in 2007, 50 more than rival Boeing... but, for the moment anyway, the American planemaker has the lead in net orders.

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ASA Relocates Closer To Where The Money Is

Will Open New HQ In Atlanta

Atlantic Southeast Airlines is moving its headquarters into a 203,000 square-foot hangar at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport -- which is also home to its sole customer, Delta Air Lines.

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