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December 16, 2011

Gulfstream International Airlines Re-Brands As Silver Airways

New Saab Turboprops Being Added To The Fleet

Silver Airways Corp, a new regional carrier launched with assets from the former Gulfstream International Airlines, unveiled its new brand and logo at a special launch event held in Fort Lauderdale today. Developed in conjunction with Aerobrand, the new Silver Airways brand espouses core values of professionalism, quality, vibrancy and trust, while also highlighting the benefits of turboprop aircraft.

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Boeing, FedEx Announce Order For 29 Airplanes

FedEx Express To Acquire 27 767 Freighters, Two 777 Freighters

Shipping company FedEx Express is set to acquire 29 new Boeing airplanes, after placing an order Wednesday for 27 767-300 Freighters and exercising existing options for two additional 777 Freighters.

Read More Supports Schumer-Gianaris TSA Passenger Advocate Idea

Backs Bill To Provide Passenger Advocates At Security Checkpoints

The non-profit airline passenger advocacy organization issued a statement Tuesday strongly supporting creation of passenger advocacy positions at all airport TSA checkpoints, an idea advanced by Sen. Charles Schumer and Sen. Michael Gianaris.

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Idaho Eyes Regional Jets At Friedman Memorial Airport

FAA Must Accept As-Yet-Unspecified Operational Changes

Regional jets could be approved for use at Friedman Memorial Airport (KSUN) in Hailey, ID before the end of 2012, if yet-to-be-specified changes to the airport's operating procedures are accepted by the FAA. Currently, SkyWest operates turboprop Embraer Brasilia 120 planes from the airport, but the airline has started transitioning from these planes to larger regional jets in some markets.

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