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December 12, 2011

NTSB Forwards Recommendations On Tailwind Landings To FAA

Reaction To B737 Runway Overrun In Jamaica

The NTSB has issued a series of safety recommendations to the FAA in response to an incident in which an American Airlines B737 overran the end of the runway on landing in Kingston, Jamaica in December 2009. The aircraft landed approximately 4,000 feet down the 8,911-foot-long, wet runway with a 14-knot tailwind component and was unable to stop on the remaining runway length.

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One-Thousandth Boeing 777 Forward Fuselage Section Heads To Everett

One Of Five Major Assemblies For The Triple-7 Fabricated By Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems this week celebrated completion of the 1,000th Boeing 777 forward fuselage section, which will be shipped to Boeing's final assembly facility in Everett, WA.

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Airbus Starts Joining The First A350 XWB Front Fuselage

Static Airframe To Be Used For Ground Testing

Airbus has started joining the first 69-foot long front fuselage section for the A350 XWB in Saint-Nazaire, France. This phase will continue over the coming weeks, and once completed, the front fuselage will be transported by Beluga to the A350 XWB Final Assembly Line in Toulouse. It will be the first major section of the A350 XWB to enter the final assembly line.

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FlyersRights Calls For Risk-Based Screening

Laments Treatment Of Elderly, Increased Scanner Use

In the wake of recent allegations of questionable screening tactics used on elderly women, FlyersRights.org is calling for an end to government-sponsored "security theater." The story of 85-year-old Lenore Zimmerman's alleged strip search at New York's JFK International, coupled with a similar tale at the same airport from 88-year-old Ruth Sherman, illustrate what FlyersRights calls the folly of granting almost unlimited power to TSA officers.

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ALC Finalizes Order For 787s, Next-Generation 737s

Order Valued At More Than $1.2 Billion At List Prices

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has finalized a deal with Boeing for four 787-9 Dreamliners, and at the same time exercised options for four Next-Generation 737-800s. The order, with a list-price value of more than $1.2 billion, marks the completion of an agreement announced during the Paris Air Show in June.

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