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July 10, 2009

DOT Fines United, Delta

United's Penalty Is $80,000, Delta's $375,000

The Department of Transportation Thursday assessed a civil penalties against Delta Air Lines for violating federal rules regarding passengers denied boarding ("bumped") on oversold flights, and United Airlines for failing to disclose to consumers when flights sold by the carrier were being operated under a code-sharing arrangement. 

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Potentially Unqualified Mechanics Brought To U.S.

Companies Trying To Save Money Hiring Foreign Workers

A Dallas/Fort Worth television station investigation revealed this week that potentially hundreds of aircraft mechanics brought to the U.S. may not be qualified to do the work.  

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AD: Boeing

Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777 Airplanes

SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 777 airplanes. This AD results from a report of extensive corrosion of a ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer on a Boeing Model 757 airplane, which is similar in design to the ballscrew on Model 777 airplanes.

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