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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

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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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-08-04

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.

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Thu, Apr 24, 2014

AD: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-09

PRODUCT: British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Jetstream Series 3101 and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes.  

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Shandong Airlines Reports 50-Plane Purchase From Boeing

Order Would Be Worth $4.6 Billion At List Prices

China's Shandong Airline says it has signed an agreement with Boeing for the purchase of up to 50 single-aisle airliners, including 16 737-800s and 34 737 MAX airplanes.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Aeroflot Expands Fleet With New A320

New Aircraft Named For Soviet Cosmonaut Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new A320 fitted with "Sharklet" wing-tip devices. The aircraft has been named in honor of Soviet cosmonaut Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov.

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Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Air Canada Sacks Two Baggage Handlers For Luggage Abuse

Caught On Video Dropping Baggage 20 Feet From A Jetway To A Cart

Readers of a certain age may remember a commercial for a luggage company that depicted airline baggage handlers as gorillas tossing suitcases around like toys. The point then was to sell hard-shell luggage, but the scenario played out in real life recently in Canada.

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Tue, Apr 22, 2014

Teen Survives CA-HI Flight In Hawaiian Airlines Jet Wheel Well

Sixteen-Year-Old Climbed A Fence At San Jose Airport

A 16-year-old boy who had run away from home following an argument with his family is lucky to be alive after he stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet which flew from San Jose, CA to Maui, HI.

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