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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Boeing Executive Predicts Dreamliner Production Costs Will Fall

Ray Connor Said Costs Will Begin To Decline in 2016

One of Boeing's top executives says that the cost of producing the Dreamliner should begin to decline in 2016 as the company begins to push more airplanes off the assembly line.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Embraer, Republic Airways Holdings Sign Firm Contract For 50 E175 Jets

Aircraft To Be Flown Under United Express Brand

Embraer S.A. and Republic Airways Holdings have entered into a contract for the sale and purchase of 50 firm E175 jets. The value of the firm order, which will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog, is estimated at $2.1 billion, based on 2014 list prices.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

European Carrier easyJet Orders 27 Additional A320 Aircraft

Airline Has A Total Of 315 Airbus Airplanes On Order

easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Significant Changes Coming This Week To North Texas Airspace

New Procedures Going Into Effect Thursday At Multiple Airports

The FAA is readying the launch of its second NextGen-related airspace revision project of the year, with significant changes to arrival and departure procedures over the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX metropolitan area scheduled to go into effect Thursday, Sept. 18. The North Texas Metroplex project will replace most standard terminal arrival route (STAR) and standard instrument departure (SID) procedures for both Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL) with new procedures.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Republic Airways To Expand Large Regional Jet Operations With United Airlines

Will Operate 50 New Embraer E175 Aircraft

Republic Airways Holdings has reached an agreement to amend its existing Shuttle America E-Jet capacity purchase agreement (”CPA”) with United Airlines to add 50 new Embraer 76-seat E175 aircraft. The duration of each aircraft under the E-Jet CPA will be 12 years.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Order For 787 Dreamliners, 737 MAXs

Leasing Company Adds Six 787-9s, Five 737 MAX 9s To Portfolio

Boeing and leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices. Avolon announced a commitment to purchase the airplanes during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Aviation Industry Heads To Chicago For Commercial Aviation Event

World Routes Development Forum To Be Held Next Week

Some 3,000 industry experts representing around 300 airlines, 800 airports and 200 tourism authorities from all corners of the world are expected to head to Chicago for World Routes, the 20th World Route Development Forum, to discuss the future of the world's air service industry.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

UAL Maintenance Instructors Ratify New Joint Labor Agreement

Workers Represented By The IAM

United Airline's 48 maintenance instructors, represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) have ratified a new joint labor agreement.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

AFA, UAL Announce Early Out Program For Flight Attendants

One-Time Program Offers A $100,000 Payment

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) and United Airlines have announced a one-time opportunity for flight attendants to voluntarily separate from the company with a payment up to $100,000.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Airlink To Execute Ebola Aid Air Bridge

Receives $3 Million Grant From Paul G. Allen Family Foundation To Establish The Program

A $3 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has been awarded to Airlink, a 24/7 disaster relief organization that links prequalified nonprofits with airlines for passenger and cargo transportation, to establish an air bridge to streamline transportation of critically needed supplies to the combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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