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December 28, 2007

DOT Lithium Battery/Airline Baggage Limits Start New Year's Day

New US DOT Hazmat Safety Rule to Place Lithium Battery Limits in Carry-on Baggage on Passenger Aircraft Effective January 1, 2008

Passengers will no longer be able to pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage beginning January 1, 2008 once new federal safety rules take effect. The new regulation, designed to reduce the risk of lithium battery fires, will continue to allow lithium batteries in checked baggage if they are installed in electronic devices, or in carry-on baggage if stored in plastic bags.

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Shades Of Sun 'n Fun! CAPBOR 'Banned' In Austin?

December 28th, 2007 Austin Press Conference Canceled - No Room At The Inn For Stranded Passengers

Kicked out of an aviation venue for speaking your mind and trying to right some wrongs? Outside of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-In (and Gulag), who would think that such a thing was possible in the good ol' USA? Well... according to CAPBOR's Kate Hanni, the spirit of censorship is alive and well in... Austin, TX.

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787+: Boeing and British Airways Finalize Contract for 24 787 Dreamliners

787 Program Reaches 787th Order Milestone With Prominent British Airways Order

Boeing and British Airways have finalized an order for eight Boeing 787-8s and 16 787-9s, raising the total number of 787s ordered worldwide from 766 to 790 and taking the 787 order book past the 787th mark. The order is valued at $4.4 billion at list prices. British Airways also placed options for 18 787s and purchase rights for an additional 10.

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GOL Increases Boeing 737-800 NextGen Order to 161 Aircraft

Announces Plan for Fleet Modernization and Renewal

GOL has decided to exercise firm orders for 34 Boeing 737-800 NGs, completing the purchase option for 121 aircraft negotiated in October 2006, and has signed a new contract for the acquisition of 40 additional aircraft for delivery in 2012-2014.

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