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February 03, 2006

Northern Air Cargo Family-Owned No More

Now Part Of Saltchuk Companies

Earlier this week, Alaska's Northern Air Cargo announced that after 50 years of operation as a family-owned airline, the company has been sold to Saltchuk Resources, a private holding company based in the Pacific Northwest with various ties to regional transportation.

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Certified: Boeing 777-200LR

Worldliner Ready For Service

After an intensive six-month test program involving two aircraft -- one of which set a new distance record for a commercial airliner last November -- Boeing announced Thursday the 777-200LR "Worldliner" has been certified by US and European authorities to enter into service.

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New Qantas Maintenance Facility Announced For LAX, A380 Expected In '07

Qantas Airways Reiterates Plan to Introduce Jumbo Airbus A380 to Los Angeles

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, along with Board of Airport Commissioners and executives for Qantas Airways, announced the opening of the new Qantas Airways Maintenance facility at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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Airplane Disruptor May Have Medical Issue

Bogdana Georgieva Must Remain In SLC

As Aero-News previously reported, college mathematics professor Bogdana Atanasova Georgieva was arrested after a strange disruption on United Express/Skywest Flight 6664 from Eugene, Oregon to Denver on January 11, 2005.

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Airline Industry Compiles Some Intriguing Stats

Key On-Time Performance And Flight Cancellation Statistics

ANN just received the following statistical breakdown and was inigured by the data presented. The report posted below is based on data filed with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics by the 20 reporting carriers for December 2005.

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Flight Delays, Mishandled Bags, Consumer Complaints Up in '05 Over Previous Year

US airlines experienced a higher rate of flight delays, more reports of mishandled baggage and a higher number of complaints about airline service in 2005 than in 2004, according to the DOT's Air Travel Consumer Report.

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