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Mon, May 04, 2015

Southwest Selects Honeywell Cockpit Technologies For 737 MAX Aircraft

Full Suite Of Avionics Also To Be Installed In Existing 737NG Airplanes

Honeywell Aerospace's full suite of cockpit technologies has been selected by Southwest Airlines for its future fleet of Boeing 737 MAX and existing fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft. The selection will provide Southwest with cockpit technologies that offer enhanced navigation capabilities and prepare the airline to meet future government-mandated flight safety regulations.

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Mon, May 04, 2015

Law Firm Recovers Over One Billion Dollars In Air Cargo Price Fixing Litigation

With A $99 Million Settlement, EVA Air Is The 27th Defendant To Exit The Case

EVA Air has agreed to pay $99 million to direct purchasers of air cargo shipping services to settle a lawsuit that has totaled over a billion dollars from 27 defendants.

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Mon, May 04, 2015

Construction Of New Airbus Asia Training Center Underway

Joint Venture Between Airbus And Singapore Airlines For Full Flight Training

Construction of the new Airbus Asia Training Center (AATC) in Singapore is now underway, following the completion of initial ground-breaking this week.

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Mon, May 04, 2015

Aeromexico Announces Change Of Chairman Of The Board

Eduardo Tricio Haro Stepping Down, Javier Arrigunaga Gómez del Campo Named As Replacement

Eduardo Tricio Haro has conveyed to the Board of Directors and the Shareholders Meeting of the Company, his decision to step down as Chairman of the Board, while continuing as a Non Executive Director of Grupo Aeromexico's Board.

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Mon, May 04, 2015

U Of M Study Says Airlines Don't Deliver On Frequent Flier Promises

Courts Could Be Next Stop

A new study from the University of Miami School of Business Administration says many airlines do not deliver on the promise of their frequent flier programs and as a result travelers could make a strong case against them in court. The study, published in American Business Law Journal, says that if in court, frequent flier mile contracts are viewed as contracts of "adhesion," consumers could successfully sue the airlines for failing to deliver on their reasonable expectations about contract terms.

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Mon, May 04, 2015

Ryanair Bank Account Victim Of Chinese Hacker

Nearly $5 Million Fraudulently Removed From Airline's Account

A Chinese bank found a way to remove nearly $5 million from an account Ryanair uses to buy fuel for its aircraft, according to the airline.

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Sun, May 03, 2015

Boeing Delivers Cathay Pacific Airways' 50th 777-300ER

Airline Is Asia's Largest 777-300ER Operator

Boeing and Cathay Pacific Airways celebrated today the delivery of the airline's 50th 777-300ER (Extended Range). With this delivery, Cathay Pacific will have 67 777s in operation, which also includes 12 777-300s and five 777-200s. Cathay Pacific is slated to receive three more 777-300ERs this year and is one of the launch customers for the 777X with 21 777-9X airplanes on order.

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Sat, May 02, 2015

FAA Issues AD For Possible Electrical Power Issue On Dreamliners

GCUs Can Shut Down In Flight If They Are Not Cycled Periodically

The FAA has issued an AD (2015-09-07) after being advised by Boeing of an issue identified during laboratory testing. The software counter internal to the generator control units (GCUs) will overflow after 248 days of continuous power, causing that GCU to go into failsafe mode.

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Sat, May 02, 2015

Lufthansa Offers Pilots Arbitration To End Strikes

Labor Actions Have Cost The Airline Millions

Lufthansa says it is offering a further concession to the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) flight crew union in the ongoing round of collective bargaining talks. The union has repeatedly demanded general arbitration. In order to avoid new strikes at the expense of the passengers, Lufthansa offers VC general arbitration of all open collective wage agreements.

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Sat, May 02, 2015

Boeing, Air Tahiti Nui Finalize Order For Two 787-9 Dreamliners

Airline Says 787-9s Is Key To Its Growth

Boeing and Air Tahiti Nui have finalized an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514 million at current list prices.

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