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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Flight Attendant Union Issues Ebola Protection And Response Checklist

Guidelines Applicable To All Communicable Diseases

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has notified Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and key federal agencies overseeing aviation safety and health of protective and response measures needed to support aviation's first responders and safe air travel.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Qatar Airways' 1st A350 XWB Completes Maiden Flight

First Customer Aircraft Flown, Further Ground And Flight Tests To Be Conducted

The first customer A350-900 which will be delivered to Qatar Airways has successfully completed its maiden flight. The flight was the first time an A350 XWB configured for a customer has taken to the sky. Following the successful flight, Qatar’s A350 XWB will continue its production phase before delivery; this includes cabin completion as well as further ground and flight tests.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Travel Access Vital To Fighting Ebola

NGO Alliance Warns Travel Restriction Could Cripple U.S. Response To Outbreak

InterAction, an alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Fabrication Begins On E2 Jets

Embraer Performs First Metal Cut At Facility In Portugal

The first metal cut of the E-jets E2, second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets, was made Thursday at Embraer's Évora plant in Portugal. The part is the wing stub forward pressure bulkhead of the first prototype of the E190-E2 jet, whose first flight is scheduled for 2016.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

European Investment Bank Backs Urgent Monrovia Airport Runway Upgrade

Follows Agreement Signed In Washington, D.C.

Urgently needed work to upgrade the runway and address safety at Liberia's main airport in the capital Monrovia will be backed by Europe's long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, following an agreement signed in Washington D.C.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

New Zealand Training Company Calls For More Female Pilots

CTC Aviation Estimates Only About Four Percent Of Airline Pilots Globally Are Women

A flight school in New Zealand is actively seeking women to enter a training program to become airline pilots, as the industry forecasts that over 500,000 new pilots will be needed over the next 20 years.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

AFA Applauds Frontier For Swift Action After Ebola Incident

Aircraft Removed From Service And Decontaminated

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, applauds Frontier Airlines management for responding immediately to the concerns of frontline workers and taking decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of flight attendants affected by transport of the confirmed Ebola patient.

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