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February 05, 2010

Embraer 190 Receives Steep Approach Certification

Allows Operations Into London City Airport

Embraer has received steep approach certification for another member of its E-Jets family, the Embraer 190, to operate at London’s premier business airport, London City (LCY). The Embraer 170 received the same certification in 2007 and is currently operated by British Airways at LCY.

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Unruly Passenger Causes Flight Diversion

FBI Says He Blames Cookies Laced With Medical Marijuana

A passenger who became unruly on a flight from Philadelphia to LA Sunday said he had eaten cookies baked with medical marijuana, which caused his unusual behavior. The flight diverted to Pittsburgh, where he was removed from the plane and arrested.

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FAA Seeks Public Comment On Pilot Certification

Advanced NPRM To Be Issued Next Week

As part of the FAA's "Call to Action" to enhance airline safety following last year's Colgan Air accident in Buffalo, NY, the FAA Thursday asked for recommendations to improve pilot qualification and training requirements.

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Babbitt Updates Congress On 'Call To Action'

Testifies Before The House Committee On Transportation Aviation Subcommittee

J ust a week after releasing the FAA's "Call to Action" document, and on the heels of some 25 recommendations from the NTSB in their final report on Colgan Air Flight 3407, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt was on Capitol Hill Thursday providing testimony about airline safety and pilot training.

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Life Saving Supplies Head To Haiti From Miami

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. And Miami Aviation Hero Barrington Irving Kick-off Charitable Coalition For Airlift Saturday

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA) is donating the use of a 767 jumbo jet loaded with MHIA power generators, light towers, food, medical supplies and tents in partnership with Operation USA to Haiti.

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