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Partisan gridlock threatens aviation funding
The Hill - 09/02/2014
Transportation advocates are worried that aviation funding will become the next congressional standoff after several rounds of partisan budget fights in the nation’s capital.
 
Boeing 787 and Airbus A350: A Tale of Two Planes
Fool.com - 08/31/2014
Boeing 787 and Airbus A350: A Tale of Two Planes The two biggies of aviation, Boeing (NYSE: BA ) and Airbus (NASDAQOTH: EADSY ) . are always...
 
Why Airlines Will Regret The Transparent Airfares Act
Forbes.com - 08/29/2014
...look at the nitty gritty. Here s a receipt from a domestic ticket I recently purchased for $295. Over $51 of that (or about 17 percent) was government-imposed...
 
ICAO To Support Ground-Breaking Solar Impulse Around-The-World Flight
Travel and Tour World - 08/29/2014
...Aviation with Green Technology from 9-10 September, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announced today that it has officially...
 
ATW/Arthur D. Little 2014 World Airport Report
Air Transport World - 08/29/2014
...move toward privatization in the airports sector. If successful, a pilot project to privatize Nagoya airport could be rolled out to cover a number...
 
'Legroom war' rages as planes grow more cramped
News24 - 09/01/2014
...re-routed because of passengers fighting over a seat recline. On a United Airlines flight between Newark, New Jersey and Denver, Colorado - which...
 
AIRLINK aviation charity group spearheads an airlift for the Ebola Virus outbreak in Liberia
Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation - 09/01/2014
AIRLINK. The organisation recently organised a relief mission to West Africa CAPA is a proud supporter of aviation industry charity, AIRLINK.
 
Monterey flight school opens
Monterey Herald - 09/01/2014
A new airplane school has opened in Monterey and airport officials hope it can fill a void left for years.
 
Weed-eating herd returns to Chicago O'Hare
USA Today - 08/29/2014
They're back and they're hungry. And they're not picky eaters.
 
 
ALPA Hot Topics & Pilot Group News
 
Globe-Trotting Carrier Poses Threat to Workers, U.S. Airlines
National Journal - 09/02/2014
If you think Burger King's recent purchase of a Canadian donut vendor to cut its tax obligations was ingenious, you're going to flip over the business model cooked up by Norwegian Air.
 
FBI seeking Delta Air Lines laser attack suspect from Elmhurst
The Queens Courier - 09/01/2014
The FBI is seeking help to identify the perpetrator behind a laser attack, which caused flash blindness and disrupted the vision of a Delta Air Lines pilot on Tuesday
 
United's Fleet Restructuring Will Add Growth To Earnings
Forbes.com - 08/29/2014
...76-seater regional jets. Similarly, United is also replacing the older Boeing 757-200s in its fleet with new Boeing 737-900ERs. This replacement...
 
How United Airlines Just Made It a Lot Easier to Check Your Bags
The Motley Fool - 09/01/2014
UAL passengers departing from Chicago's O'Hare airport can add another DIY task to their pre-flight checklist: tagging their own checked luggage. The Chicago Tribune reported this week that United did a soft launch of the self-check program at its main hub. The company hopes it will cut ticket counter lines and free up agents to deal with up to 30% more customers who need to talk to a person.
 
 
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American, US Airways unions making progress towards uniting at merged carrier
Star-Telegram.com - 08/29/2014
...at both airlines are on track to join their workforces with new contracts. Flight attendants are in the final stages of negotiations for a joint...
 
Mediator assigned to Southwest, union contract talks [Fort Worth Star-Telegram :: ]
Investing & Stock Research - Businessweek - 08/29/2014
...this week, the International Association of Machinists asked the National Mediation Board to get involved in contract talks between the passenger...
 
German Pilots' Union Strikes, Threatens Further Action
Aviation International News - 08/29/2014
German Pilots' Union Strikes, Threatens Further Action Unionized pilots with Lufthansa-owned low-fare carrier Germanwings staged a six-hour strike...
 
Lure in new airlines, isle officials say [The Honolulu Star-Advertiser :: ]
Investing & Stock Research - Businessweek - 08/29/2014
...for the same service and spending big dollars to do it. We don't have to buy it, but we sure have to fight for it." DiFiore said two low-cost...
 
Malaysia Airlines restructure will need partners - perhaps Etihad, BA, Finnair or Qatar Airways
Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation - 08/31/2014
...restructure will need partners - perhaps Etihad, BA, Finnair or Qatar Airways Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plans to increase focus on regional operations...
 
Lion Air crew castigated in Bali crash final report
Flightglobal - 09/01/2014
...Bali crash final report The final report into the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737-800 aircraft on short finals to land at Denpasar's Ngurah Rai...
 
Wizz Air: Major Expansion and 25% Growth In Poland in 2015
Travel and Tour World - 08/30/2014
...2 new aircraft in Katowice and Poznan, bringing its fleet in Poland to 18 Airbus A320, representing 25% capacity growth in 2015 year-on-year.
 
 
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