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February 03, 2010

NTSB Issues 25 Recommendations Following Colgan Air 3407 Hearing

FAA Says It Will Determine "What Actions Are Needed"

The NTSB has issued 25 recommendations to the FAA regarding strategies to prevent flight crew monitoring failures, pilot professionalism, fatigue, remedial training, pilot records, stall training, and airspeed selection procedures. 

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Colgan Air Says Flight 3407 Pilots Were Properly Trained

While They Knew What To Do, They "Did Not Do It"

Colgan Air says that the pilots of Flight 3407 had been through thorough initial and recurrent training prior to the accident which claimed 50 lives last February, but for unknown reasons, they "did not use their training in dealing with the situation they faced."

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Airbus To Boost List Prices Nearly 6 Percent

First Price Rise In Two Years

Airbus has increased the list price of all its aircraft by an average of 5.8 per cent, the planemaker announced late last week. The price increase is the first since January 2008, and applies for all new aircraft from the beginning of January 2010.

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Analyst: Aviation Industry Will Take Flight Again

Frost & Sullivan Says 2010 Is Expected To Be A Better Year For Airlines

An aviation industry analyst says the turmoil surrounding the aviation industry is finally expected to calm, and 2010 could be a year of slow but steady improvement.

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Rockwell Collins Builds Relationships In Asia Pacific

Cebu Pacific Air, Hainan Airlines Make Recent Deals At Singapore Air Show

With one-third of Rockwell Collins' sales now coming from marketplaces outside of the United States, the company says it is continuing to focus on commercial and government customers in the Asia Pacific region.

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Aero-TV: Red Tail Project Update – Taking the Mission to the People

The Red Tail Project Continues Effort Towards ‘Rise Above Program’

The Red Tail Project is a true example of this unbreakable spirit. In 2004, the project experienced a tragic setback when leader Don Hinz lost his life after the organizations P-51C Mustang suffered a catastrophic engine failure. The Red Tail Project quickly set forth an ambitious mission to restore the airplane and continue Don Hinz’s remarkable vision, to inspire youth and tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen across the country.

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NTSB Faults Pilots In Continental Connection Flight 3407 Crash

Pilots "Did Not Take Action" That Could Have Prevented The Accident

The NTSB has determined that the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407, a Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 owned by Colgan Air, was the fault of the pilots not taking appropriate corrective action when the accident sequence began.

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Britain Bans Passengers From Flights Who Refuse Full Body Scans

Airports Introducing Body Scan Technology This Week

Passengers boarding commercial airliners at Heathrow and Manchester airports who refuse to submit to a full-body scan will not be allowed to get on the airplanes following deployment of the technology at those two airports Monday.

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Concorde Trial Gets Underway In Paris

Continental Airlines Among The Defendants

Continental Airlines and five individuals have been named as defendants in a French lawsuit which seeks to determine the cause of the Air France Concorde accident ten years ago that killed 113 people and spelled the beginning of the end of the SST's flying days.

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