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June 29, 2010

FAA Proposes Major Changes To Icing Certification Rules

NMPR For Transport Category Aircraft Published In Federal Register

The FAA is proposing a significant expansion of its icing certification standards, including a new requirement that manufacturers show that airplanes can operate safely in freezing drizzle or freezing rain, conditions that constitute an icing environment known as "supercooled large drops" (SLDs).

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FDA Cautions Against Airline Food

Unsanitary Preparation Conditions May Cause Food-Borne Illness

Airline food has never had much of a reputation, and it seems to only rarely be served any more, at least on most domestic flights. But the FDA has recently cited a number of airline catering facilities for unsanitary conditions over the last two years, according to government documents.

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Union Says New Offer From BA Could Delay Cabin Crew Strike Vote

Company Makes "Last And Final Offer" On Sunday

Unite the union confirmed Sunday that a new offer to British Airways cabin crews could lead to the postponement of the new industrial action ballot which was set to begin on Tuesday, June 29th.

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