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June 01, 2006

SWA Pilots Consider Contract Extension, Codeshare Ramifications

Pilots Want Assurance Partnership With ATA Will Not Hinder Growth

On Wednesday, Southwest Airlines pilots began voting on a referendum to determine a schedule for upcoming formal contract negotiations with the airline, as well as a one-year extension of the current contract amendable date to Aug. 31, 2007.

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Cathay Pacific Airways Exercises Options On Two More Boeing 777s

Will Be Powered By GE90 Engines

Cathay Pacific Airways announced Thursday the airline has exercised purchase options for two additional Boeing 777-300ERs, bringing its total commitment to 18 aircraft.

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AD: Honeywell

AD NUMBER: 2006-11-16 MANUFACTURER: Honeywell SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-11-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Allied Signal, Inc. T5317A-1 turboshaft engines.

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Survivors Of 2005 TANS Accident File Lawsuits

Accuse Boeing, P&W, And Airline Of Negligence

Seven survivors of the 2005 downing of a TANS Peru airliner in the Amazon, and the father of a six-month-old baby killed in the accident, are suing Boeing, engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, and Peruvian airline TANS for liability, negligence, and wrongful death.

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Libyan Airlines Prepare For Takeoff

Lifting Of Sanctions Seen As Boon For Air Travel

The recent easing of diplomatic tensions between the US and Libya may soon have a profound impact on the North African nation's aviation sector.

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Aero-News Analysis: ATA's ATC Wish List, Part Two

Changes Would Save Time, Fuel

In the ATA's latest briefing on the contentious fuel issue, the organization mentions several potential ATC changes that might lead to time and fuel savings. Today, we look at some of the ways ATA proposes to reduce delays and holding times -- as well as offering our summary of the situation.

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United States, Chad Sign Open-Skies Agreement

76 Countries Have Signed Pact With US

The United States and Chad signed a full Open-Skies agreement Wednesday that will permit air services between the two countries without restriction. It is the first air services agreement between the two countries.

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Boeing Begins Final Assembly Of First 737-900ER

Indonesia's Lion Air Is Launch Customer

Aero-News has learned that Wednesday, Boeing began final assembly of its first 737-900ER (Extended Range) airliner, the latest (and, likely, final) spinoff of the venerable 737 family.

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