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April 04, 2008

ANA Increases 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter Orders Again

Second Reorder For Program Launch Customer

Boeing announced Friday that Tokyo-based ANA (All Nippon Airways) exercised options for two more 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighters. The value of the agreement is not being disclosed.

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Teamsters Applaud Oberstar For Investigation Into FAA Oversight

Hoffa Thanks T&I Chairman For Efforts

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa on Thursday said Transportation Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar deserves praise for exposing lax inspection practices within the Federal Aviation Administration.

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British Court Hears Chilling Details Of Alleged Terror Plot

Prosecutor Cites Personal Diaries Outlining Plan

A British court heard detailed testimony Thursday regarding how a group of Muslim terrorists allegedly planned to carry out as many as seven organized attacks on airliners heading to North America.

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DOT Says Airline On-Time Performance Slipped From January

More Flights Cancelled, But Customer Complaints Decrease

The nation's largest airlines' rate of on-time flights this past February was lower than in January, but higher than in the same month last year, while February flights were cancelled at a higher rate than in January 2008 but at a lower rate than in February 2007, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released today by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). 

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Qantas To Take Big Hit With New Competition For US Business

V Australia To Begin Sydney-LAX Flights Later This Year

Analysts expect Qantas will take a $200 million earnings hit when Virgin Blue's new international carrier, V Australia, becomes fully operational.

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