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Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Teamsters, Other Unions Pledge Support To Regional Pilots

Unions Working Together To Fight Concessions Across Airline Industry

The head of one of the largest Teamster pilot unions joined other union leaders across the industry in spearheading an agreement to set new standards for regional pilot contracts and to stand together during negotiations.  

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Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Boeing Looks To Build For The Future

Tinseth Calls First Quarter Report 'A Testament To Our People And Our Plan'

Boeing released some good news for its shareholders and employees in its first quarter report issues this week, and that has Randy Tinseth looking to the future.

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Fri, Apr 25, 2014

FAA Prohibits U.S. Flights To Crimea

Notice Posted In The Federal Register Wednesday

The FAA has posted a notice in the Federal Register that bans U.S. pilots from flying in Crimea and much of its territorial waters as the U.S. continues to dispute Russian actions in that region.

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Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Site Of 1956 Accident At The Grand Canyon Memorialized

128 People Fatally Injured In Mid-Air Collision

The site of an accident which occurred in 1956 has been designated a national landmark.

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Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Azul Brazilian Airlines Becomes New Rolls-Royce Customer

Signs Engine Services Agreement Worth $400 Million

Azul Brazilian Airlines has become a new Rolls-Royce customer with the announcement that it is to operate 11 Trent-powered Airbus aircraft. The airline has also signed an agreement worth $400 million for TotalCare engine service support.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Flight 93 Pilot's Widow Sends Open Letter To Congressman Bill Shuster

Seeks Immediate Vote On HR 1775, The Saracini Aviation Safety Act 2013

After numerous attempts to speak with Representative Bill Shuster (R-PA), Melodie Homer, whose husband LeRoy ... the First Officer of United Airlines Flight 93 ... was fatally injured when the flight was hijacked on September 11, 2001 and intentionally crashed in western PA, has released an open letter to the Congressman.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Embraer Projects 530 New Deliveries Of Mid-Size Jets In Africa, The Middle East

Strong Demand For Airplanes In the 70- To 130-Seat Segment Over The Next 20 Years

Embraer Commercial Aviation forecasts that airlines in Africa and the Middle East will take delivery of 530 new jets in the 70 to 130-seat segment over the next 20 years valued at $25 billion at list prices, representing 8% of the worldwide demand for the segment in the period. It is estimated that 65% of the total new deliveries will be added to support market demand growth while 35% will replace aging retiring aircraft.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Boeing Reports Strong First-Quarter Results

Revenue Increased 8 Percent To $20.5 Billion Reflecting Higher Commercial Deliveries

Boeing reported first-quarter revenue increased 8 percent to $20.5 billion on higher commercial volume. Core earnings per share (non-GAAP or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) increased 14 percent to $1.76 when excluding a benefit of $0.19 per share for the 2012 research and development tax credit recorded in the first quarter of 2013.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

American Flight Attendants Kick Off Bargaining on After Strong Q1 Earnings Repor

Unions Propose Contract Negotiations Hours After Company Reports $480 Million Profit

Flight attendants at the new American Airlines welcomed reports of the best first quarter in company history and look forward to translating that success to an industry-leading joint contract. In a morning press release, American Airlines announced a staggering $480 million profit, despite a winter full of costly flight cancellations. Coincidentally, the joint negotiating team charged with representing all 24,000 flight attendants at the merged airline in contract negotiations submitted an opening proposal to company management later in the morning.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Bombardier Sells Two Q400 NextGen Airliners In Mid-East And Africa Region

Airplanes Valued At About $62 Million At List Prices

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a customer in the Middle East and Africa region, who has requested to remain unidentified at this time, placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners.

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