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December 11, 2007

Boeing Says The Dreamliner Is On Schedule

First Flight Remains On Track For Early 2008

It looks like Boeing may not have to delay its eagerly-awaited 787 program a second time. On Tuesday, the American planemaker assured customers and investors the composite-bodied aircraft remains on track for a first flight in early 2008, and entry into service by the end of 2008.

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Report: Airlines On Track To Defeat Congestion Pricing

Say Idea Is Untested, And Possibly Illegal

Well, so much for that idea. A proposal hatched by the Bush administration three months ago to fine airlines for using runways during peak hours -- thus, in theory, more evenly spreading out departures and arrivals at New York-area airports -- appears headed for defeat.

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Virgin America Fears Losing JFK Slots

Decision Coming Soon On Delay-Relieving Measures

Virgin America is trying to hold onto its landing slots at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after only four months of use, according to the San Francisco Business Times.

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UAL Payout Boosts Airline Projections

But Analysts Say Upward Trend May Have Crested

As we near the end of domestic airlines' second profitable year in a row -- after five years losing $35 billion -- analysts believe that may be as good as it gets.

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Proposed Restrictions On Airport Workers Could Hit PHX, Other Airports Hard

Bill Targets Working Illegal Aliens

A federal proposal to restrict immigrant workers who have access to secure areas at US airports could devastate the workforce at airports nationwide.

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Cell Phones, PDAs Under Evaluation For Check-In Pilot Program

Electronic Boarding Passes "Print" To Wireless Devices

Passengers may soon no longer have to dig for a paper ticket, or worry about where they put their boarding passes before checking in for a flight. Continental Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration launched a program recently to test the use of electronic boarding passes on PDAs or cell phones.

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Report: Some Passengers Wary Of Canadian Airports After Taser Incident

Many Afraid Failure To Speak English May Get You Zapped

Officials at Vancouver International Airport are combating an image problem -- namely, the fears of some travelers that if you don't speak English, you might get tasered.

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