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June 03, 2011

CFO Peter Hunt Leaving Pinnacle Airlines

Takes Nearly Identical Job With Virgin America

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. said Thursday that Vice President and CFO Peter D. Hunt is leaving the company to become Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Virgin America Airlines in San Francisco. His last day at Pinnacle will be June 15.

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Airbus Delivers 100th Airbus Aircraft To British Airways

One of Europe's largest Airbus Single Aisle fleets

The recent delivery of an A320 aircraft to British Airways means the airline has acquired 100 or more aircraft from every member of Airbus' single aisle aircraft family.

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Bombardier: Efficiency, Quality Combined In Manufacture Of CSeries Aircraft

Robotics Is The Key To Predictable Repeatability

Bombardier said Tuesday that it expects to achieve predictable repeatability and enhanced quality while preventing ergonomic issues on the production line for the CSeries aircraft by using six 12-ton robots in the assembly of the cockpit and fuselage of the jetliner.

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Airbus Delivers 50th A320 Assembled In China

Juneyao Airlines Keeps Growing With Airbus’ Single-Aisle Jets

Less than two years after Airbus delivered the first A320 Family aircraft assembled by the Final Assembly Line in China (FALC), the aircraft manufacturer celebrated the hand-over of its 50th aircraft assembled by FALC at the Airbus (Tianjin) Delivery Center to Chinese customer, Juneyao Airlines.

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Qantas Jet Grounded By Rats

Five Of The Rodents Found In The Main Cabin Just Before Passengers Boarded

A Qantas Boeing 767 was grounded Tuesday when flight attendants discovered five rats in the cabin just before the passengers were allowed to board.

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Mediation Board: Delta FAs' Election Merits Investigation

Board Orders On-Site Investigation Based On Charges Of Management Misconduct

The National Mediation Board has agreed with the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) that substantive evidence exists that Delta Air Lines interfered with a representation election of Delta Flight Attendants last year. AFA had filed charges of interference on behalf of Delta Flight Attendants.

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ATA Commends U.S. DOT For Thorough Review Of Data Collection

Urges Improved And More Timely Data Gathering, Distribution

The ATA has commended the U.S. DOT and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for withdrawing a proposed rule on airline data collection that would have added additional costs and complexity to airlines while providing little value for the government or traveling public.

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