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June 27, 2009

Boeing Loses Half Of Qantas Dreamliner Order

Less Travel Cuts Demand For New Aircraft

Qantas Airlines has cancelled orders for half of the Boeing 787 Dreamliners it had expected to buy, citing the global economic recession and plummeting demand for seats on its aircraft.

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Industry Groups Enthusiastic About Alternative Jet Fuel

Two Organizations Praise Approval Of Bio Fuel Specs

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), and The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Thursday offered enthusiastic support for the approval by the fuels subcommittee of ASTM International of a new specification for alternative jet fuel from the Fischer-Tropsch process.

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NTSB Finds Driver Error Led To Logan Runway Incursion

Construction Vehicle Crossed In Front Of Departing USAirways Jet

The preliminary investigation into a runway incursion at Boston Logan International Airport this month has found that the driver of a construction vehicle improperly crossed an active runway. A sign that would have told the driver the runway was closed was not in place at the time of the incident, and airport authorities say the construction crew had been told the runway was active.

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