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February 10, 2010

JAL Sticks With oneworld Alliance

Troubled Japanese Carrier Had Been Courted By Delta, SkyTeam

Japan Air Line announced Monday will continue its partnership with oneworld Alliance, following a long courtship of the troubled Japanese airline by both American, which is a oneworld member, and Delta, which is partnered with SkyTeam. JAL joined oneworld in 2007.

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Safety Data Falsified By Japanese Plane Seat Maker

Seats On 1,000 Boeing, Airbus Aircraft Affected

The Japanese company Koito Industries admitted Monday that it has falsified safety data on as many as 150,000 airliner seats used by 32 different carriers. But the Japanese Transport Ministry says there is no reason for the planes to be grounded.

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Hong Kong Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Advantage70 Engines

Deal To Power A330s Reportedly Worth $470 Million

Hong Kong Airlines has selected Pratt & Whitney's PW4170 Advantage70 engine to power six new Airbus A330 aircraft. The memorandum of understanding, valued at approximately $470 million at list prices, includes two spare engines and a fleet management program.

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DOT Tentatively Grants Delta/US Airways Slot Waiver

30 Day Public Comment Period Open Now

The DOT announced Tuesday that it has tentatively decided to grant the waiver requested by Delta Air Lines and US Airways to allow the carriers to proceed with their proposed slot swap transaction at Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and New York's LaGuardia Airport (LGA). 

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Southwest Facing Another Safety Probe

Third FAA Investigation Of The Airline In Two Years

The FAA has launched an investigation into possible violations of safety directives by Southwest Airlines, the third time the agency had looked into the carrier's safety practices in two years.

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