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July 22, 2008

Pinnacle To Continue On As Delta Connection Carrier

Signs New Contract Running Through 2017

Even as many carriers are trimming down the number of routes flown by regional airliners, Atlanta-based Delta is adding to the number of newer RJs flying under its brand. Delta signed a new agreement Monday with Pinnacle Airlines, that will run through 2017.

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Maintenance Accident Bends Three Planes In Baton Rouge

Scratch At Least One CRJ From ASA Fleet

Well, this is one way for mainline carriers to trim the number of regional jets from their fleets. A young technician's mistake resulted in a three-plane ground collision at Baton Rouge Metro Airport (BTR) Monday night.

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EU Grounds DC-3s Over Lack Of Radar, O2 Masks

Last Three Passenger-Flying Dakotas Grounded

The Douglas DC-3 entered service in 1935, was built by the thousands, and had important roles in some of the biggest events of the 20th century. The type ferried countless GIs during World War II, had a major role in the Berlin Airlift, has starred in Hollywood movies for decades, and has lived on to remain a favorite of aviation fans of all ages.

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US Airways Chief Says Six Majors Will Survive

But Airlines Will Be Smaller, And Charge A Lot More

We've been hearing for months how mergers among the legacy US airlines to create fewer, larger carriers is an important strategy for surviving runaway fuel prices. If bigger is better, what hope is there for the smallest of the major US carriers, US Airways?

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Yet More Airline Cuts: Midwest Ends Flights To 11 Cities

More Cutbacks Coming, Too

Another week... another round of airline cutbacks. The Midwest Air Group, parent company of struggling Midwest Airlines, announced Monday it will cut back its operations by close to one-third, ending service to 11 cities to reduce capacity in the face of high fuel costs.

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Blended Winglets Make First Flight On Boeing 767-300ER

Hopes To Certify Application By November

An American Airlines 767-300ER equipped with Aviation Partners Boeing Blended Winglets took to the skies for the first time at 1:50 pm CDT Sunday. The newly-modified aircraft flew a ferry flight from Kansas City, MO to San Bernardino, CA where it will undergo two months of certification and winglet performance flight testing.

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NWA Emergency Landing Interrupts Vectren Dayton Air Show

Passengers Become Part Of Event... AND Get A Bus Ride To Detroit!

Close to 190 people onboard a Northwest Airlines jet became the reluctant participants in this weekend's Vectren Air Show in Dayton, OH when the Boeing 757 made a landing at show center following an inflight engine failure.

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