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Jazz Air Orders 15 Bombardier Q400 NextGen Turboprop Airliners

April 30th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

TORONTO, ON – Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Jazz Air LP of Halifax, Nova Scotia has signed a firm purchase agreement to acquire 15 Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners and has taken options on an additional 15 Q400 NextGen aircraft.

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TAAG Orders Two Boeing 777-300ERs

April 30th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Boeing and Angola’s TAAG Linhas Aereas de Angola (Angola Airlines) today announced the airline ordered two 777-300ERs in a deal that also includes purchase rights for two additional 777-300ER jetliners.

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Vancouver Airport Authority Chair Steps Down After 13 Years

April 30th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

RICHMOND, BC – After 13 years, Graham Clarke is stepping down as Chair of Vancouver Airport Authority effective June 10, 2010. Clarke, who has been a member of the Board of Directors since YVR became Canada’s first community-based airport authority in 1992

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FAA Proposes $348,000 Civil Penalty against Chautauqua Airlines

April 28th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a $348,000 civil penalty against Chautauqua Airlines for allegedly operating some of its regional jets without performing inspections required by five different FAA airworthiness directives.

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AZFTC Hosts Open House at Glendale Airport

April 27th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

GLENDALE, Arizona – Arizona Flight Training Center, in conjunction with the Glendale Municipal Airport, is hosting an open house at the main terminal building, on Saturday, May 1st, 2010, from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM.

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FAA Controllers in Philadelphia Transition to Next Generation Air Transportation System Technology

April 26th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to modernize the national airspace system, controllers in the Philadelphia area now have the capability to use a satellite-based system to more efficiently and safely track and separate aircraft.

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Europe’s Largest Cargo Airline Returns to Alaska

April 26th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

JUNEAU, Alaska – Cargolux Airlines, the largest all cargo airline in Europe and ninth largest worldwide, recently completed its first scheduled stopover in Alaska after a five year absence.

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FAA Calls on Airlines to Limit Cockpit Distractions

April 26th, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today called on air carrier operators to create and enforce policies that will limit distractions in the cockpit and keep pilots focused on transporting passengers safely.

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General Aviation Industry Prepares for an Unleaded Future

April 22nd, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency has formally begun the regulatory process required by the Clean Air Act that may ultimately result in standards mandating the industry’s transition to unleaded aviation gasoline or avgas.

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787 Dreamliner Undergoing Extreme Weather Testing in Florida

April 22nd, 2010 by admin, Comments Off

VALPARAISO, Fla. – The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has begun a series of extreme-weather tests at Valparaiso, Fla. A special hangar at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base allows the airplane to experience heat as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius) and as low as minus 45 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 43 [...]

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