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December 18, 2008

NTSB Investigates B777 Uncommanded Engine Rollback

Power Recovered During Incident In Cruise Flight

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident in which a Delta Air Lines Boeing 777 experienced an uncommanded engine rollback in the cruise phase of an intercontinental flight.

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Colgan Air Pilots Vote to Join ALPA

NMB Election Results Show 'Overwhelming Support' for Union

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), welcomed an announcement this week by the National Mediation Board (NMB) that the pilots of Colgan Air, Inc., have selected the union as their collective bargaining representative.

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ATR Begins Ground Tests On -600 Series Airliners

Will Sport Updated Avionics, Increased Payload

French planemaker ATR announced this week the start of ground testing for its prototype '-600 series' aircraft, with tests of the upgrade turboprop airliner's electrical systems and its New Generation Avionics Suite, while integrating the first software package provided by Thales.

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UK Competition Commission Says BAA Must Sell Three Airports

Move Opens Up Market, Provides Incentives For Better Service

Britain's Competition Commission (CC) has spoken... and this week, issued a provisional ruling that, if confirmed, would require BAA to sell three of the seven airports it now operates -- Gatwick, Stansted, and Edinburgh.

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Couple Sues UAL For Overserving Abusive Husband

Man Beat Wife After Drinking Wine To Excess

A bizarre lawsuit has been filed by a Japanese man against United Airlines, charging that it's the airline's fault he beat and injured his wife after getting off a flight from Osaka, Japan, to San Francisco.

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Report: Jet Fuel Prices Lowest Since 1991

Capacity Cuts Have 'Fueled' Supply Glut

Recent capacity cuts by airlines have done more than increase ticket prices. Another result of fewer planes in the air is a growing glut of jet fuel on the market, and falling fuel prices as a result.

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Emirates' Clark Calls Latest 787 Delay 'Terrible'

Says Boeing Needs To Get Its Act Together

When it comes to airline officials who hold significant influence with Boeing and Airbus, Emirates president Tim Clark is perhaps second only to Steven Udvar-Hazy... and like the outspoken chairman of ILFC, Clark is increasingly fed up with the bad news coming out of Seattle regarding the troubled Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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FedEx May Park More Planes As Economy Struggles

Analyst Believes Shipping Giant Will "Suffer A Lot"

You know things are bad when FedEx talks about drastic cutbacks to its operation. Last week, the shipping conglomerate took a hatchet to its own profit forecast, scaring investors off and sending its stock price plummeting to depths not seen since 1987.

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Alaska Airlines Donates Old Airplane Food

'Food Basket' System Sends Unopened Snacks To Seattle Shelters

If you're down on your luck and live near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, you might come home from the food bank with some first-class cuisine. Literally.

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