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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

European Council Extends 'Stop The Clock' On EU-ETS

Delay Had Been Set To Expire This Month

The European Council has decided to continue to “stop the clock” on further implementation of the controversial European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), while representatives to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) continue their work on a plan for addressing aircraft emissions.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

BA Enters Deal To Turn Solid Waste Into Fuel

Airline Partners With Solena Fuels To Build Conversion Facility

Solena Fuels in partnership with British Airways has committed to building the world’s first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel. The move comes just two weeks before the global aviation community joins forces to discuss ways to reduce the industry’s environmental impact at the 2014 Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva. 

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

China’s Tibet Airlines Takes Delivery Of First A319 With 'Sharklets'

Aircraft Certified For High-Altitude And RNP-AR Operations

Lhasa based Tibet Airlines from the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China has taken delivery of its first A319 with 'Sharklets'. The aircraft which was handed over at the Airbus Tianjin Delivery Center (ATDC) joins Tibet Airlines’ existing fleet of eight existing A319s. The aircraft is the 165th assembled at Airbus’Tianjin Final Assembly Line (FALC).

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

Airbus Group Announces Key Management Appointments

New Execs Named At Airbus Helicopters, Aerolia And Airbus Defense and Space

Airbus Group has made three key management changes at its Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defense and Space Divisions as well as its Aerolia subsidiary.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, easyJet Continue Collaboration

Launch Next Phase Of Enrolment On easyjet Multi-Crew Pilot License First Officer Program

CAE Oxford Aviation Academy has launched the next phase of enrolment on the easyJet Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) First Officer Program. A total of 24 cadets will be selected to start MPL training for easyJet over the next 12 months. This is an opportunity for aspiring pilots to train under the mentorship of easyJet and go on to fly as First Officers on their Airbus A319/A320 fleet.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

BALPA Says Potential Pilots Should Carefully Consider Career Choice

Flight Training Is Expensive, And Early Returns Are Low, Union Leader Says

The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) is cautioning potential pilots that becoming a pilot is expensive, and most will struggle after landing a job with an airline.

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty Against Hawaiian Airlines

Alleges The Carrier Operated A B767 Not In Compliance With FARs

The FAA is proposing a $547,500 Civil Penalty against Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. for operating a Boeing 767-300 that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

First Officer From Southwest Wrong-Airport Flight Retires

Captain Is Back On Flying Status

The pilot serving as first officer on the Southwest Flight that landed at the wrong airport in Branson, MO has retired, according to the airline, while the captain of the flight has been returned to flying status.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Director Of Federal Air Marshal Service Stepping Down

Allegedly Connected To A Plan To Acquire Firearms For Government Officials

Robert Bray, the director of the Federal Air Marshal Service, has announced he is stepping down from the position effective in June. The move is reportedly tied to an investigation of at least one employee suspected of obtaining weapons for government officials' personal use.

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