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June 10, 2013

EASA Grants ETOPS 120 Minutes Certification For ATR ‘-600’ Aircraft

Certificate Includes Both The 42- and 72- Models

EASA has just granted “ETOPS 120 minutes” certification to ATR for its new ‘-600’ series aircraft. This ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Performance Standards) certification means that the ATR 42-600 and ATR 72-600 versions can now fly with one engine, as far as 120 flight minutes from any airport at which they can land.

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Aeromexico Reaches Agreement With Flight Attendant Union

Approval Of Salary Increase Tied To Inflation And Additional Compensation Of 1.5% For Current Flight Attendants

Grupo Aeromexico subsidiary, Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. has concluded its contractual labor revision process with its flight attendant union, Asociacion Sindical de Sobrecargos de Aviacion de Mexico ("ASSA").

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Rockwell Collins, Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology Seek Joint Venture

Hope To Establish Commercial Simulation Operation In China

Rockwell Collins and Beijing Bluesky Aviation Technology, an AVIC subsidiary, have signed a Memorandum of Agreement towards establishing a joint venture that will design, manufacture and market commercial aviation flight simulators. The venture will initially focus on airlines and aircraft manufacturers in China, with future plans to address the global commercial simulation and training market segment.

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Airbus Launches Second 'Carnet De Vol Alternance' Initiative

Promoting Professional Integration In The Aeronautical And Space Sector

Airbus is working to promote the employment of work-study trainees (students on professional training or apprenticeship contracts) in the aeronautical sectors. Along with its partners Airbus is organizing a second “Carnet de Vol Alternance” operation in  Nantes, France on Tuesday 11th June.

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First Q400 NextGen Airliner Delivered To WestJet

New Regional Airline 'WestJet Encore' To Commence Operations On June 24

The first of 20 Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners ordered by WestJet was delivered by Bombardier Thursday. The aircraft will be operated by the new regional carrier, WestJet Encore, and will serve multiple destinations, beginning in Western Canada in its first year of service. WestJet also holds options for 25 additional Q400 NextGen aircraft.

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A4A Applauds Passage Of Amendment Blocking Preclearance Facility In Abu Dhabi

Language Prohibits Use of Taxpayer Dollars To Benefit Government-Owned Foreign Competitors

Airnline industry trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) issued a statement Thursday praising House passage of an amendment offered by Representatives Pat Meehan (R-PA), Candice Miller (R-MI) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) prohibiting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from using any taxpayer dollars to conduct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH).

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JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing At JFK

Embraer Regional Jet Struck A Bird Shortly After Takeoff From Westchester

An Embraer ERJ-190 operated by JetBlue made a precautionary emergency landing Thursday at New York's JFK International Airport after striking a bird shortly after takeoff from Westchester Airport en route to Fort Myers, FL.

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Planespotters Become Allies In Airport Safety

Groups In Chicago, Elsewhere Keep Their Eyes Open And Cameras Ready

There was a time not too long ago that sitting near an airport fence with a camera and a long lens would have at the very least gotten you escorted away from the airport, and might have led to a lengthy conversation with local or federal authorities.

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