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September 21, 2009

ALPA Endorses Sentencing for Laser Attack

ALPA is applauding the recent sentencing of a man convicted of interfering with the safe operation of an aircraft by shining a green laser at an airliner and a helicopter in flight near Sacramento International Airport in March 2009.

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Aero-TV:  Profiles in Aviation - Aaron Singer’s Nanchang CJ-6A

From China to Wittman Field, Singer Introduces the Nanchang CJ-6A

From 1954 until 1958, the Nanchang Aircraft Factory build the Soviet Yak-18 under license as the CJ-5; however, with increasing advancements in jet pilot training, Chinese engineers quickly realized that improvements to the performance and design would be necessary in order to meet the needs of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.

ALPA's Prater Re-Elected to AFL-CIO Executive Council

Capt. John Prater, President of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), was re-elected as a vice president on the AFL-CIO Executive Council at the Federation’s convention held last week in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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New Orleans Airport May Shift To Private Management

FAA Approves First Step In The Process

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the largest in Louisiana, may be leased to a private management firm. The FAA this week accepted a preliminary application to allow the city-owned airport to go forward with a plan to lease the facility to a private operator.

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