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December 15, 2008

CRJ200 Lands At PHL Without Left Maingear

In This Case, Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad

An Air Wisconsin regional jet made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport Sunday afternoon, when the aircraft's left maingear failed to extend.

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BMI Launches In-flight Mobile Communications Service

Trial Will Help Address 'Social And Etiquette Issues'

British carrier bmi has become the first British carrier to offer its passengers an inflight communications service including the use of SMS-enabled mobile phones and PDAs (personal digital assistants). It will also allow access to the internet and email from laptop computers fitted with GSM data cards... but won't allow voice calls, out of concern for passenger privacy issues.

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Brazilian Judge Issues Rogatory Letter In Gol Flight 1907 Suit

Seeks Apology From Journalist And Halt To 'Damaging Behavior'

The Association of Relatives and Friends of Gol's Flight 1907 Victims confirmed this weekend that Rosane Gutjhar, widow of one of the victims of the September 2006 downing of Gol flight 1907, filed suit for damages for pain and suffering against New York Times journalist Joe Sharkey.

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Scheduled Airline Service Begins Between China, Taiwan

First Time Since 1949 Communist Revolution

It's a small victory for freedom... or, at least, capitalism. On Sunday, a China Southern Airlines B737 touched down at Taipei Songshan Airport in Taiwan, marking the first time a scheduled airline flight has operated between mainland China and the 'renegade province' in nearly 60 years.

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Embraer Delivers Its 500th E-Jet

E-170 Will Be Operated By Air France Subsidiary

On Friday, Brazilian planemaker Embraer delivered its 500th E-Jet -- an Embraer 170 -- to France’s Regional-Compagnie Aérienne Européenne. The handover ceremony took place at the company’s São José dos Campos, Brazil, headquarters, a short six months after the 400th E-Jet was delivered in June 2008.

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