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April 29, 2009

Just What We Needed: New Reasons To Sue Airlines -- Bad Air?

SWA 1705 Passengers File Petition To Preserve Evidence Of 'Contaminated Air'

 Just when you thought the legal system couldn't possibly get more convoluted, comes the latest twist. Twin sisters are suing Southwest Airlines... for bad air. 

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Another Pilot Tossed Off Flight For Suspicions Of Alcohol Use

Yet Another Story This Industry Does NOT Need

 ANN regrets to report that facts are emerging in which yet another pilot has been pulled from a duty flight, for the aroma of alcohol that accompanied him. An Air Canada pilot, said to be boarding to serve as a "backup" pilot for a B777 flight from London, England, to Calgary, Alberta was confronted by security after a Heathrow guard claimed to have smelled alcohol emanating from the pilot.

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Embraer E-Jets Operators Hold Second Maintenance Forum

Event Hosted By Flybe Takes Place In Exeter, Devon, England

Embraer is talking up their recent participation in the second E-Jets Operators Maintenance Forum (OMF), April 28 and 29, in Exeter, Devon, England. Hosted by Flybe Airlines and organized by E-Jets family operators, in conjunction with Embraer, this event "provided a good opportunity for sharing experiences and best practices regarding maintenance, in pursuit of a means to reduce costs."

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CAE Receives FAA Approval For E-Learning-Based Maintenance Courses

CAE has received IA approval from the FAA for six of its e-Learning maintenance training courses. The e-Learning courses, which are offered to maintenance technicians remotely over the web, include the B737NG engine ground operations, advanced digital principles, human factors, maintenance diagnostic systems (MDS) and reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSM).

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Boeing Tweaks Next-Gen 737s

Comfy 737s... Who Knew? Unveils 787-Like Performance, Comfort Changes to Next-Gen 737s

After declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 42 cents per share, Boeing is also reporting that seven airlines will be the first to incorporate a new, spacious 737 Boeing Sky Interior starting in late 2010. The interior features soft, blue-sky-like lighting overhead.

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