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October 24, 2011

TAM Finalizes Order For 32 A320 Family Aircraft, Including 22 A320neo

Biggest Airbus Operator In Southern Hemisphere Adds To Its Fleet

Brazil's largest airline has finalized a purchase agreement for 32 eco-efficient Airbus A320 aircraft, comprising of 22 A320neo and 10 A320 Family aircraft. The order from TAM Airline follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed last February. Engine selection will be announced by the airline at a later date.

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Aircastle And Southern Air Announce 747-400SF Freighter Leases

Two Aircraft To Support Carrier's Fleet Renewal And Business Expansion

Aircastle Limited and Southern Air Holdings have entered into long-term leases under which Southern Air will utilize two 747-400SF aircraft owned by Aircastle. The aircraft are expected to enter commercial service during the first quarter of 2012, advancing Southern Air's fleet renewal and business expansion program.

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'Fed Up' Former JetBlue FA Completes Substance Abuse Treatment

Steven Slater Must Repay Airline For His Antics

Steven Slater became something of an Internet celebrity after he swore over a JetBlue airplane intercom, grabbed a couple of beers, popped an emergency chute, and slid from the jet to the ranks of the unemployed in August of last year. At the time, Slater said he was "fed up" with his job ... which he obviously no longer has.

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IBA Projects Growing Need For Outsourced Management

Bureau Sees New Issues In Redelivery, Repossession, Retirements

Earlier this month, International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) met with leading Japanese banks, investors, aircraft lessors, airlines and financiers for a series of structured meetings designed to identify the forthcoming challenges to the aviation finance sector and pinpoint particular exposures or strategic opportunities.New equipment and technology, new financing opportunities, engine investment and an aggressive leasing environment appear to be the main areas of future interest.

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Precision Conversions Receives 757-200PCC Combi Conformity Aircraft

One Of Two Airplanes To Be Converted Into Passenger/Cargo Configuration

Precision Conversions' 757-200PCC Combi program is progressing with the delivery of the conformity aircraft from Cargo Aircraft Management. The 1994 Pratt & Whitney powered 757-200 has been inducted at Flightstar Aircraft Services facility in Jacksonville, FL, and is currently undergoing modification.

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AD: Certain Airbus A300 Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2011-21-09

MANUFACTURER: Airbus Model A300 B4-103, B4-203, and B4-2C Airplanes

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AD: Certain Embraer Regional Jets

AD NUMBER: 2011-21-15

MANUFACTURER: Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Airplanes

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Police Called To Plane Stranded At Gatwick

Passengers Flew 10 Hours, Then Sat For Another Nine After Diversion For Fog

USA Today reports police were called onto a diverted Air India 777 which had flown for 10 hours on its route from Mumbai to London Heathrow, only to be diverted to London Gatwick because of fog. After another nine hours on the sitting plane, passengers started getting very frustrated, and police were called to the airport.

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Virgin Australia Pilot Injured By Jet Blast

Was Blown From Staircase During Preflight Inspection

A pilot for Virgin Australia was blown from an aluminum ladder while conducting the preflight inspection of his 737 at Brisbane International Airport by the jet blast from a Qantas flight taxiing out for a departure to Sydney.

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