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June 16, 2011

New RNP Paths At Queenstown, NZ, Will Streamline Air Traffic Management

GE Aviation Helps Airways New Zealand Redesign Airspace For Projected Growth

Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) Services will assist Airways New Zealand in a redesign of the Queenstown airspace that will accommodate expected traffic growth of 40% at the Queenstown airport over the next five years.

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Airbus Presents A 'Panoramic' View Of 2050

Rolls Out "The Future By Airbus" For Paris Air Show

In advance of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, Airbus on Tuesday invited the passengers of 2050 to discover its Concept Cabin - what it calls a whole new flying experience inspired by nature.

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Man Tossed Off Atlantic Southeastern Airlines Flight May Sue

Removed From Delta Connection Flight, Allegedly For Swearing

A New Yorker's colorful language got him removed from an Atlantic Southeastern Airlines flight operating as a Delta codeshare, and now he's threatening to sue the airline ... even though no charges were filed against him.

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TSA Reportedly Blocks Airports From Hiring Private Screeners

Some TSOs Said To Protest In Uniform At Montana Airports

Three Montana airports which applied to the TSA for permission to hire private screeners were denied earlier this year, and one airport director says TSOs showed up in uniform at the airport telling passengers they would be "less safe" if private companies were permitted to conduct security screening.

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NMB Sets Election Dates For United/Continental Ramp Workers

Vote To Begin July 7th, Results Expected August 11

The National Mediation Board (NMB) has set July 7, 2011 as the starting date for a five-week election that will determine which of two massive unions will represent the 14,300 Ramp/Fleet Service workers of the recently-merged airline.

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Boeing Announces Wichita Layoffs

Maintenance, Modifications, Upgrades Reductions To Occur Through 2011

Boeing said Tuesday that it would cut approximately 225 jobs at Boeing Defense, Space & Security’s Maintenance, Modifications & Upgrades (MM&U) facility in Wichita. The reductions are a result of some Wichita programs coming to an end and other adjustments in aircraft maintenance cycles.

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B737 Production To Climb To 42 Airplanes Per Month Beginning In 2014

Boeing Says Strong Demand Continues For The Company's Single-Aisle Jetliners

Boeing plans to increase the production rate for its Next-Generation 737 to 42 airplanes per month, the company said Wednesday. Once implemented in the first half of 2014, the 737 program expects to build on average two 737s each workday and nearly 500 airplanes each year.

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Southwest Pilots Applaud Termination of SkyWest Codeshare

Says The Agreement Was A Violation Of Their Contract

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) said Monday it is pleased with Southwest Airlines' recognition of their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the pilots and the contract's prohibition against domestic codeshare.

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