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November 20, 2010

FAA Proposes Fines Against Three Companies

Aviation Technical Services, Radiology Corp., K-Mart All Face Civil Penalties

The FAA proposed fines ranging from $140,000 to over a half million dollars on Friday against three companies. Two of those were for violations of shipping regulations.

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SWA Flight Attendants' Union Ratifies Tentative Boeing 737-800 Agreement

Pilots Must Still Ratify Their Agreement Before The Larger Boeing Will Fly For Southwest

Southwest Airlines said Thursday that its Flight Attendants, represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 556, voted to ratify a tentative agreement reached with the Company in September to add the Boeing 737-800 to the current collective bargaining agreement.

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Seventh Delta Workgroup Resolves Union Representation

Below-Wing ACS And Cargo Employees Say "No" To IAM

Delta Air Lines has received notification from the National Mediation Board (NMB) more than 53 percent of below-wing Airport Customer Service (ACS) and Cargo warehouse employees voting in the Fleet Service election rejected representation by the International Association of Machinists (IAM).

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Navy Tests New Fuel In MH-60S Seahawk Helicopter

The Helicopter Tested A Fuel Mixture Made From The Camelina Seed

Moving closer to achieving the objective of decreasing its need for petroleum-based fuels, the Navy flew an MH60S Sea Hawk on a 50/50 biofuel blend Nov. 18 in Patuxent River, MD.

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NASA Spacecraft Sees Cosmic Snow Storm During Comet Encounter

First Time To See Individual Ice Chunks In Comet Cloud

The EPOXI mission's recent encounter with comet Hartley 2 provided the first images clear enough for scientists to link jets of dust and gas with specific surface features. NASA and other scientists have begun to analyze the images.

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Akron-Canton Airport Commissions Runway 5/23

New Runway Is The Largest Capital Improvement Project in Airport History

At 1120 EST Thursday, airport officials commissioned the single largest capital project in Akron-Canton Airport history, the extension and safety upgrade of runway 5/23.

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It's A New Helicopter And A New Home For GHS Med Trans

Arrangement Will Provide Better Clinical Integration Of Medical Transportation

A long-time partnership between Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) in Greenville, SC and Med-Trans Corp. has a new face and address – as well as a 2,700-pound royal blue helicopter.

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Couple Trysts In Denver Airport Mobile Command Post

Caught By Motion-Activated Cameras

A woman employed by the city of Denver at KDIA and a firefighter stationed at the airport used a $2.5 million mobile command post for sexual liaisons on three separate occasions in 2009. Neither is still employed by the city.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.20.10)

“We are not shutting down. However, we cannot continue to subsidize the company at the level we have in the recent past." Source: Mooney Chief Financial Officer Barry Hodkin, in a statement posted Thursday on the Mooney website.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.20.10): DF Guidance

Headings provided to aircraft by facilities equipped with direction finding equipment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.20.10)

The Dustoff Association

The Dustoff Association is a nonprofit incorporated veterans’ organization for Army Medical Department enlisted and officer personnel, aviation crewmembers, and others.

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