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December 13, 2008

Airline Pilot Hiring Hits All-Time Low

Worst Jobs Numbers Since November 2001

Reflecting the slumping economy, airline pilot hiring hit an all-time low in November, adding only 133 new pilot jobs for the month according to AIR, Inc. The airline industry hasn't seen pilot hiring numbers this low since November 2001, two months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Vietnam Airlines Purchases Six More ATR 72-500s

Carrier Accelerates Fleet Renewal Program

Vietnam Airlines and ATR inked a contract this week for the purchase of six new ATR 72-500 turboprop airliners, valued at over $112 million. The order will increase the Vietnamese flag carrier's fleet of ATR 72-500s to 14 aircraft by 2010.

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Southwest Airlines Goes On Baby Watch In Amarillo

It's Not As Creepy As It Sounds

Southwest Airlines chose an... interesting... way to celebrate its 30th year of operation in Amarillo, TX: with a first-born baby contest.

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