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October 26, 2011

NATA Roundtable Brings Industry, Political Leaders Together

Two-Day Meeting Focused On Financial And Government Issues

The National Air Transportation Association's (NATA) annual Aviation Business Roundtable once again brought key executives in the industry together with some of the most influential decision makers in Washington, D.C. The two-day event held Monday and Tuesday consisted of high-level meetings to discuss critical financial and political issues affecting the aviation business community.

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First Composite Fuselage Section Panels For A350 XWB Shipped To France

One Of Several Componants Arriving For Assembly Of The New Airliner

Spirit AeroSystems reports that it has shipped the first production composite center fuselage panels for the Airbus A350 XWB program out of its Kinston, NC, facility. The Section 15 fuselage panels are being sent to Saint-Nazaire, France, where final upper shell assembly will occur.

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Attorney / Writer Gets Personal Note About 'Personal Item'

Someone Comments ... In Writing ... About A Sex Toy In A Woman's Luggage

Nearly everyone who has checked luggage on an airplane in recent years at some point has likely seen a tag on their bag when they get it back indicating that it has been opened by TSA. But attorney and writer Jill Filipovic got a little something extra written on the inspection notice tucked inside her suitcase ... an unsigned note on a TSA document.

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Aviation Partners Boeing Announces New President

Bill Ashworth Comes To The Post From Goodrich Aviation Technical Services

Bill Ashworth has been named as the new President of Aviation Partners Boeing (APB). "We are excited to have Bill as our new President," said Joe Clark, Chairman of APB and CEO of Aviation Partners, Inc. in announcing the appointment.

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U.S. House Votes To Halt EU Air Tax

Bill Prohibits U.S. Aircraft Operators From Participating In The ETS

The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Monday against U.S. participation in the European Union’s costly emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions taxes on U.S. and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU.

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Guest Editorial: The Ultimate Unintended Consequence

Ten Reasons Why Government Proposals Will Kill Small Community Air Service

I’ve been on the road for six weeks, traveling to communities large and small to discuss the grim future of small community air service in the face of economic pressures on regional airlines. Those pressures only begin with jet fuel at a price equivalent of $120 per barrel, but the factors are many.

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