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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

WestJet Tentative Flight Attendant Agreement Not Ratified

Current Agreement Remains In Place As Carrier, FAAB Continue To Work Together

WestJet announced Monday that the tentative agreement with its flight attendants was not ratified. Turnout for the vote was very strong; of the 90 per cent voter turnout, 57 per cent voted against the tentative agreement.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

FAA SAIB Focuses On Boeing Controls

One Instance Of Inadvertent Activation Of Rudder Trim Switch Noted

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB)  regarding inadvertent actuation of certain flight deck controls on Boeing transport category airplanes.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Civil Air Patrol To Be Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Ceremony To Take Place In Statuary Hall In The U.S. Capitol

On Dec. 10, Civil Air Patrol will be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in honor of its founding members’ role in protecting the homeland against deadly German U-boat attacks during World War II and carrying out other vital wartime domestic missions.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Aero-TV: SyberJet Update -- A Whole New Program

Fast and Agile -- The Latest Updates To The SyberJet Program Show Promise

While at NBAA2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, visited with Mark Fairchild, the general manager and director of sales and customer service for SyberJet Aircraft. Their SJ30 corporate jet promises to be the hot rod of the light corporate jets, and Campbell wanted to know how the development program is coming along.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

NASA Opens Cube Quest Challenge For Largest-Ever Prize Of $5 Million

Winner Could Send CubeSat To The Moon On Orion Spacecraft

Registration now is open for NASA's Cube Quest Challenge, the agency’s first in-space competition that offers the agency’s largest-ever prize purse.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Airborne 11.26.14: Island Air 'Scrooges' Pilots, DC's NextGen, EAA On Stadium Flights

Also: F35C Pilots Build Time, A Sea Of Yellow Cubs, Lycoming's Dual Fuel Husky, CAP's Gold Medal, Boeing SC's First 787-9

This report could be called the story of the Grinch who stole the Christmas bonus. About 45 pilots flying for Hawaii-based Island Air were given Christmas bonuses ... only to have the company ask for them to be returned. The regional airline paid out bonuses of $4,000 each to its pilots in October, but then notified those pilots that the payout was "premature" ... and told them to return the money. It’s reported the company plans to take a payroll action to recover the premature payments. The FAA announced that the Washington, D.C. Metroplex is the first in the nation to have three, state-of-the-art, satellite-based "highways in the sky" running side by side by side, each dedicated to one of the three major airports in the region. Flyovers are always an exciting part of pre-game or pre-race activities for fans, but with fewer mil

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Angel Flight West Makes Thanksgiving Crowdfunding Appeal

Has A Fundraising Goal Of $50,000 By December 3

Angel Flight West is looking to individuals to raise $50,000, which would allow the organization to help some 200 children in 2015.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Women In Corporate Aviation Announces 2015 Spring Scholarships

Awards Will Total $21,050 In 2015

Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA), a non-profit mentoring association for professionals in corporate and business aviation, has announced its 2015 Spring Scholarships, which will be presented during the 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference in Orlando, FL on March 6, 2015. WCA members may apply by January 1, 2015.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

SkyWest Confirms Firm Order For Seven E175 Jets

Deliveries Scheduled For Second Half Of 2015

Embraer and SkyWest airline have confirmed a firm order for seven E175 jets. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Alaska Airlines. The value of the firm order, which will be included in Embraer’s 2014 fourth-quarter backlog, is estimated at $301 million, based on 2014 list prices.

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Wed, Nov 26, 2014

Nearly 200 U.S. House Members Urge Denial Of NAI Application

ALPA Supports The Call For DOT Secretary Foxx To Reject The Request

A Bipartisan group of U.S. House members has again urged Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to reject an application for a Foreign Air Carrier Permit from Norwegian Air International.

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