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December 04, 2008

AD: Pratt & Whitney

AD NUMBER: 2008-24-13 MANUFACTURER: Pratt & Whitney SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-24-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4152, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engines.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2008-24-14 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2008-24-14 SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above.

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Slumping Economy Leads To Job Losses At Pratt & Whitney

Cuts Also Made At Hamilton Sundstrand; Is Sikorsky Next?

The ailing global economy and a resulting softening of the market for commercial airliners led enginemaker Pratt & Whitney to lay off 350 salaried workers nationwide Wednesday.

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Report Says Pilots' Holsters May Lead To Accidental Gun Firings

Disgraced US Airways Pilot Calls Findings "Encouraging"

The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General has reached an interesting conclusion after investigating the case of a pilot who accidentally discharged a gun in an airliner cockpit. CNN reports the IG found holsters used by thousands of armed airline pilots increase the chance of accidental discharge, and should be replaced.

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Southwest Announces Fewer Capacity Cuts Than Planned

Airline Taking A Pounding On Fuel Hedges

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly says his airline saw a "bang-up month, almost unexplainably strong," in October of this year... but November volume turned down sharply after the stock market collapse.

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Aero-TV: Kicking The Tires On A Flying Legend... The B-17 Flying Fortress

Let's Get Up Close And Personal With A Flying Legend

Seen in a two part Aero-TV program a few weeks back, we talked about spending time with a ghost. In this case, the ghost looked a lot like a B-17... by the name of "Thunderbird."

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American Eagle Sells Off 39 ATR 72s To Danish Companies

Regional Carrier Will Continue Operating Planes On Leaseback

Nordic Aviation Capital A/S and KIRK Kapital A/S announced Tuesday an agreement for a sale and leaseback transaction with AMR Leasing Corporation for 39 ATR 72 aircraft operated by Executive Airlines, which does business as American Airlines' regional subsidiary American Eagle.

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