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February 20, 2009

Airbus To Trim Production In Fourth Quarter

Will Scale Back A320 Rates, Keep Widebodies At Current Levels

Airbus announced Friday it will cut back production in late 2009, as record order backlogs show signs of dwindling due to the global economic collapse.

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Embraer Delivers First E-170 To Fuji Dream

Second Plane To Be Delivered Later This Year

On Friday, Brazilian planemaker Embraer delivered the first E-170 jet to Japan's Fuji Dream Airlines, a company of the Suzuyo Group. The airline has ordered another Embraer 170, which is scheduled for delivery later this year.

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Boeing Delivers First 777 Freighter To Air France

Slated To Gradually Replace 747-400BCFs In Carrier's Fleet

Boeing celebrated the delivery Thursday of the company's first 777 Freighter to launch customer Air France in a ceremony at the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour near Paine Field. The contractual delivery and airplane departure are scheduled for Friday.

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Police Chat With Swiss Pilot After Incident At LCY

"Do You Want To Search This?"

A Swiss International Airlines pilot took drastic action in response to what he perceived to be onerous airport security measures... by dropping trou at a London City Airport checkpoint.

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CAPBOR, Law Firm File FOIA Request For Continental Safety Records

"Flying Public Deserves To Know What Truly Happened"

The Coalition for an Airline Passengers' Bill of Rights and The Gibson Law Firm have filed federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding two recent crashes involving aircraft operated under the Continental Airlines banner.

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Colgan Air Defends Training Procedures In Response To News Reports

Pilot Error, ILS Problems Among New Theories In Flight 3407 Downing

Following revelations by the National Transportation Safety Board about the last few seconds of Continental Connection Flight 3407's failed instrument approach into Buffalo last week, Colgan Air is defending the training and experience of the accident pilot, Capt. Marvin Renslow.

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Alaska Airlines Won't Discount Merger Plans

Delta Alliance Fuels Rumors Of Possible Buyout

Three months after announcing a significant codeshare and marketing alliance with Delta Air Lines, officials at Alaska Airlines say they'd consider a merger with another airline if the right deal were made.

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NTSB To Hold Public Hearing On US Airways 1549 Ditching

Rosenker Says There Are Lessons To Be Learned

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday it will hold a two-day public hearing as part of its ongoing investigation into the ditching of a US Airways Airbus A320 into the Hudson River in New York City in January.

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