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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Germanwings Pilots Set To Strike Friday

Labor Action Set To Begin At 0600 In Germany

Pilots flying for the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings plan to strike Friday morning, grounding flights departing from German airports from 0600 to midday local time.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

International Aero Engines Achieves Certification Of V2500-E5 Engine

First Engines To Power Embraer's KC-390 Airplane For The Brazilian Air Force

The FAA has certified IAE International Aero Engines' V2500-E5 engine for Embraer's KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390's launch customer is the Brazilian Air Force.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Japan Airlines To Add Up To 27 Embraer E-Jets To Its Fleet

Firm Order Signed For 15 Airplanes With Twelve Options

Embraer S.A. has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional twelve E-Jets family options. The value of the firm order is estimated at $677 million, based on 2014 list prices. The order will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

London Mayor Continues To Pitch For Estuary Airport

Mayor Boris Johnson Says The Hub Would Eventually Contribute £92.1 billion to the UK Economy

London Mayor Boris Johnson still has hopes that a floating four-runway hub airport can be built in the Thames Estuary, saying the airport would contribute the equivalent of approximately $152 billion to the UK economy in 2050 and support 336,000 jobs.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Bombardier Delivers First 86-Seat Q400 NextGen Aircraft

Bangkok-Based Nok Air Is The Launch Operator For The Larger Variant

The first Q400 NextGen turboprop with extra capacity seating configuration has been delivered to Nok Air of Bangkok, Thailand at Bombardier's facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the aircraft is manufactured.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

IATA Appoints Director Of Safety

Rodolfo 'Rudy' Quevedo To Assume The Post September 2

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Rodolfo “Rudy” Quevedo as Director of Safety. On 2 September 2014 Quevedo will join IATA’s Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management (GADM).

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Boeing Celebrates Delivery Of Royal Jordanian's First Dreamliner

Airplane Will Be Key To Carrier's Fleet Modernization Plans

The first Dreamliner for Royal Jordanian Airlines has been delivered by Boeing. The airplane will play a central role in the Amman-based airline's strategic plan for fleet modernization. Royal Jordanian acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Thieves Take Boeing 737 Parts From Alberta, CA Museum Display

Emergency Hatch Among The Items Pilfered From The Villeneuve Airport Display

A Boeing 737 owned by the Alberta (Canada) Aviation Museum and on display at Villeneuve Airport was the target of thieves over the weekend. An emergency hatch and other parts were stolen from the airplane, according to museum executive director Thomas Hinderks.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Ticket Counter Mixup Causes Elderly Passenger In A Wheelchair To Miss Flight

Left To Sit In The Wheelchair For Several Hours At Newark

And 85-year-old passenger on  Southwest Airlines missed a recent flight when the wheelchair attendant who was supposed to get her through security and on to the gate parked the woman's wheelchair and apparently forgot about her for several hours.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

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AD NUMBER: 2014-16-28

PRODUCT: Certain Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135BJ airplanes.

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