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September 19, 2008

Qantas Receives Its First A380

Scheduled Service To LAX Will Begin October 20

Australian flag carrier Qantas has received the first of 20 Airbus A380s it has on order, at a Friday evening ceremony in Toulouse, France.

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AFGE Dispatches Team To Houston To Help TSOs Affected by Ike

Union President Asks TSA To Step Up

With much of the Houston metroplex virtually unlivable, six days after Hurricane Ike whipped through the area, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) voiced concern Friday about Transportation Security Officers at the city's two major airports (George Bush Intercontinental and William P. Hobby) who were reportedly told to go to work or face disciplinary actions.

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Investigators Rule Out Engine Failure In Aeroflot-Nord Accident

Airline Disowned By Russian Flag Carrier, Now Goes By Former Name

Investigators said Thursday that both engines on a Russian airliner crashed Sunday in the Ural Mountains were operating at time of impact... contradicting early witness reports stating one of the engines was on fire.

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Say What?!? Airlines Could Post Record Profits Next Year

Analyst Says Lower Fuel Prices, Continuing Fees Will Mean Black Ink

Airlines have seen their stock prices take a pounding lately, as they've slashed capacity and introduced a host of new fees on travelers... on the premise that it was required to meet skyrocketing fuel costs. But now that oil has dropped from its high of $147 per barrel to below $100, what happens next?

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ACI-NA Adds Chris Bidwell And Chris Oswald To Staff

Both Will Assume New Roles In October

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced this week the addition of two new staff members.

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Airport Video Captures Spanair Flight's Last Moments

Plane's Nose Pitched Up Sharply Before Departing Runway

Airport security video released this week of last month's crash of a Spanair MD-82 in Madrid shows the airliner's nose pitched up sharply before the fully-loaded plane crashed off the side of the runway and exploded.

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Czech Training Outfit Deploys Mechtronix Ascent Flight Trainer

Region's Largest Private Flight Training Organization To Conduct MCC Training In House

Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI), the fastest growing and third leading provider of flight training equipment in the world, today announced the successful deployment of its advanced Ascent Flight Trainer by F AIR Ltd., the Czech Republic's largest private training school.

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