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Commercial Airline News

Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Elderly Chicago Couple Sues Cargo Carrier

Home Was Impacted By One Of The Company's Airplanes Last Tuesday

An elderly couple who live near Chicago's Midway Airport have filed a lawsuit against Central Airlines Inc. after a small cargo plane belonging to the company impacted their home November 18.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

FAA Releases 30-Day Review Of Chicago Center Fire

Underscores Need For Funding, Flexibility And NextGen, Agency Says

After reviewing contingency plans and security protocols in the wake of a fire at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center, the FAA is planning a series of changes that will lead to faster disaster recovery and more secure facilities and equipment.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Boeing South Carolina Begins Final Assembly Of Its First 787-9

North Charleston Site Joins Everett, WA Team In Building The Newest Dreamliner

Boeing has started final assembly of the 787-9 Dreamliner at its South Carolina facility. The team began joining large fuselage sections of the newest 787 Nov. 22 on schedule, a proud milestone for the South Carolina team and another sign of stability for the program.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Endeavor Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement With Company

Pact Would Boost Pilot Retention, Address Economic Concerns

The pilots of Endeavor Air, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced a tentative agreement with Endeavor management that addresses the pilots’ immediate economic concerns and also represents an attempt to stem pilot attrition in order to help secure a more promising future for the airline.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

WestJet Tentative Flight Attendant Agreement Not Ratified

Current Agreement Remains In Place As Carrier, FAAB Continue To Work Together

WestJet announced Monday that the tentative agreement with its flight attendants was not ratified. Turnout for the vote was very strong; of the 90 per cent voter turnout, 57 per cent voted against the tentative agreement.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

FAA SAIB Focuses On Boeing Controls

One Instance Of Inadvertent Activation Of Rudder Trim Switch Noted

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB)  regarding inadvertent actuation of certain flight deck controls on Boeing transport category airplanes.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

SkyWest Confirms Firm Order For Seven E175 Jets

Deliveries Scheduled For Second Half Of 2015

Embraer and SkyWest airline have confirmed a firm order for seven E175 jets. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Alaska Airlines. The value of the firm order, which will be included in Embraer’s 2014 fourth-quarter backlog, is estimated at $301 million, based on 2014 list prices.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Nearly 200 U.S. House Members Urge Denial Of NAI Application

ALPA Supports The Call For DOT Secretary Foxx To Reject The Request

A Bipartisan group of U.S. House members has again urged Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to reject an application for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit from Norwegian Air International.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Boeing Delivers First Direct Purchase 737-700 To Ruili Airlines

Start-Up Carrier Based In China's Yunnan Province

Boeing has delivered the first Next-Generation 737-700 to be directly purchased by Ruili Airlines. Ruili is a newly established private airline based at Changshui International Airport in Kunming, the capital city of China's Yunnan province.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

FLY Leasing Purchases Three New Airbus A321 Aircraft

Aircraft To Be Leased Back To A 'Leading Asian Airline'

FLY Leasing Limited has purchased and leased back three new Airbus A321 aircraft with a leading Asian airline.

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