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January 29, 2007

BA Cabin Crew Strike Averted

Union, Airline Reach Agreement In Eleventh-Hour Talks

British Airways and the Transport & General Workers (T&GW) reached an agreement Monday on pay and sick leave a scant 10 hours before an announced two-day walkout of the airline's cabin crews was set to begin.

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NRC: Stopping Aircraft Threat To Nuke Plants Impractical

'Active Protection' From Airborne Attack Military Responsibility

Based in part on public comments obtained in November 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday said protecting a nuclear power plant from a 9/11-style attack using an airliner is impractical given the scope of its responsibility.

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Mesa CRJ200 Loses Turbine Blade Inflight

Reportedly First 'Uncontained Failure' Of GE's CF34-3B1 Engine

A Mesa Airlines CRJ200LR tossed a fan blade from its number one engine, a GE CF34-3B1, during cruise flight last Thursday evening.

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Will US Airways Increase Its Bid For Delta?

WSJ Report Says Yes...

A report in the Wall Street Journal says US Airways' parent US Air Group hinted over the weekend it would increase its takeover bid of Delta Airlines to the tune of another $1 billion and add a clause to pay Delta's creditors should the deal fail regulatory review.

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Safety Officials Refuse To Sign Off On New Bangkok Airport

Interim Certificate Expires, Airport Continues To Operate

These are not the best of days for those associated with Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

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Talks Continue To Avert British Airways Strike

Contingencies In Place For Traveling Public

Even as talks between British Airways (BA) and its largest union resumed Sunday, plans are in place to support the world's 12th largest airline's customers should the threatened 48-hour cabin crew strike take place Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Investigation Finds DEN Was Unprepared For Blizzard

Well, Duh...

It comes as no surprise to virtually anybody who was affected by the blizzard that hit Denver, CO last month -- not only in Denver, but around the country -- that the Mile High City and its airport were not prepared to take on a storm of such monumental proportions.

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A380 Engineers Put Plumbing To The Test

Waste Now... Want Not Later

Spoons and socks -- and those ubiquitous disposable diapers that may be here long after we're gone -- are among the unusual items being testing by the A380's plumbing in what can be only described as one of the lesser-known -- and certainly less glamorous -- assessments being conducted on the world's largest airliner.

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Korean Air A300 Makes Emergency Return; Unhappy Pax Filing Suit

Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

A Korean Air Airbus A300-600 was forced to dump its fuel, and make an emergency landing at the originating Malaysian airport last Tuesday following an apparent engine failure. The plane was bound for Seoul from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

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