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November 11, 2009

Aviation Analyst Sees Bright Spots For Regional Aircraft Market

Short-Term Chaos; Long-Term Growth, Says Forecast International

Forecast International's "The Market for Regional Transport Aircraft" projects that a total of 3,754 regional aircraft will be produced during the next 10 years (2009-2018).  This forecast includes both regional jets, which account for about two-thirds of the forecast, and regional turboprops.

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ATA Expects 4 Percent Decline In Thanksgiving Air Travel

Deep Discounts Not Enough To Put Passengers On Airplanes

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) said Monday that it expects a 4 percent year-over-year decrease in the number of passengers traveling on U.S. airlines during the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday season, despite deep discounting over the past several months.

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Flyers Rights Renews Call For Passenger Bill Of Rights

A Proposed DOT Delay Prompts Call For Action By Congress

In response to reports that the U.S. DOT plans to push back the expected date for a final rule on airline passenger "protections" until February of 2010, a flyers rights groups has renewed its call for Congressional action. DOT had planned to publish its new rule before the end of this year.

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CAE Wins Contracts For Four Full-Flight Simulators

Sums Plus update And Relocation Services Worth About $52 Million

CAE has signed contracts valued at approximately $52 million to design and manufacture four full-flight simulators (FFSs) and related training devices, and to provide simulator updates and relocations. The FFS contracts bring the total FFS sales that CAE announced in fiscal year 2010 to 10.

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Flight Delayed By A ... Mouse

Maybe Mickey Needed A Vacation In London

A Delta Airlines flight scheduled to leave Kennedy Airport for London on Sunday night had to be evacuated when someone spotted a mouse in the cabin of the Boeing 767.  Passengers were switched to another airplane after the rodent sighting, delaying their departure by about two and a half hours.

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