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June 29, 2007

Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 06.29.07

CAPBOR Spokeswoman Kate Hanni

ANN Daily Touch N Go: 06.29.07 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 06.29.07 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Will A Passenger Bill Of Rights Pass The House? -- 06.29.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CAPBOR Spokeswoman Kate Hanni.)

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House FAA Reauthorization Bill Faces Hurdles, Including Veto

President May Kill Legislation That Includes Contract Deal

And you thought the battle over user fees was volatile before. With Thursday's passage of the House version of the FAA Reauthorization Bill by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, comes the potential for renewed confrontation between general aviation pilots, the FAA, and air traffic controllers.

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TAM Becomes First Latin American A350 XWB Customer

Signs MoU For 22 Planes, 10 Options

TAM signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday to acquire 22 Airbus A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body), models 800 and 900, with 10 more options, to be delivered between 2013 and 2018. The company will be the first in Latin America to have these new aircraft in its long haul fleet.

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ALPA Says Continued Northwest Delays Due To Staffing

Or Lack Of It...

This past week has been one of the hardest ever for Northwest Airlines... and leaders of the carrier's unit of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said Thursday NWA management's decision to cancel hundreds of flights this week was due to management's operational decisions that created inadequate pilot staffing for the summer months.

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US, EU Reach Tentative Agreement on Shared Passenger Data

Deal Up For Approval By Foreign Ministers Of 27 EU Member States

With concerns about civil liberties being sacrificed in the name of protection from terrorism at an all-time high, a tentative political agreement was reached by the European Union and the United States about what information is shared about transatlantic travelers and how long it is kept.

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French Senate EADS Probe Finds Plenty Of Fault For Airbus Woes

Report Says A380 Was A 'Catastrophe'

A report by French senators about Airbus' parent company, EADS, concluded bad management and too much autonomy, among other things, were to blame for rival Boeing moving to the top spot of dominant aircraft manufacturers.

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NY/NJ Port Authority Seeks Limits On Regional Jets

Wants More Passengers On Fewer Planes

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is requesting the Federal Aviation Administration to grant it more power to reduce the congestion of their airspace. The agency believes the best way to stem the tide of massive traffic congestion in the region's airspace is to increase the number of large aircraft and decrease the number of small ones and it wants the authority to make that happen.

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Michigan's Ford Airport Ranked 'Most Miserable' Regional Airport

GRR's Management Taking Positive Attitude, Hopes Ranking Will Be Beneficial

US News and World Report, with the help from the Boyd Group, recently put together a ranking of the worst airports in the nation in regards to a combination of on-time performance and average load factor, from information compiled by J.D. Powers and Associates.

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