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February 25, 2010

Philadelphia International Airport Now Operational With Sensis ASDE-X

Twenty-Two Airports Now Using Airport Surface Detection Equipment

Philadelphia International Airport (KPHL) is now operating with Sensis Corporation's Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X), a runway incursion detection and alerting system.

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Airport Scanners Could Be Deployed In Two Weeks

150 Scanners Expected To Be In Use By Year's End

While they're not saying where, or how many, Department of Homeland Security officials do say the first of 150 full body scanners are ready for deployment a some U.S. airports in two weeks.

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Lufthansa Pilots Flying Again, French Controllers Strike

Air Travel Disrupted Across Europe

Lufthansa pilots have suspended a four-day walkout which disrupted air travel for thousands of people, agreeing to hold discussions on renewing negotiations this week.

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NTSB Proposes To Monitor Cockpit Conversations

Recommends Idea To FAA For Regulatory Action

The NTSB says airlines and pilot's unions should use cockpit voice recorders to routinely monitor what goes on in the cockpit, and not just for accident investigations ... a suggestion that has received a cold reception from pilots and unions.

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Recent Dreamliner Test Flight Not As Dreamy

Precautionary Landing Made At Moses Lake

Boeing's new Dreamliner suffered a slight bump in the road when one of the test aircraft experienced an "uncommanded loss of thrust in one of the engines." The test pilots on the flight made a precautionary landing at Moses Lake airport in central Washington State.

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