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August 27, 2011

ANA, Boeing Set Date for First 787 Dreamliner Delivery

Launch Customer Will Accept The New Airliner September 25

Boeing and ANA are planning a party for September 26th to celebrate the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner ... after contractual delivery occurs the day before. "The airplane is ready. ANA is ready. And, Boeing is ready," said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "This airplane begins a new chapter in aviation history."

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Aero-Insanity #1: Man Reading About Antique Planes Pulled From United Flight

Accuses Airline Of Racial Profiling, Seeks Legal Help In Online Rant

If you fly to Oshkosh next year aboard a United Airlines flight, whatever you do, don't get caught reading any books about aircraft. Apparently, that makes you a terrorist suspect.

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Aero-Insanity #2: Chicago, RTA Attack Tax Havens

Airlines, Others Avoid Millions In Sales Tax On Legal Technicality

The City of Chicago has a sales tax as high as 9.75%. So United and American Airlines buy their fuel through subsidiaries in the small town of Sycamore, Illinois, and it has saved them as much as $12-14 million since 2004. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not amused.

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