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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Germanwings Pilots Set To Strike Friday

Labor Action Set To Begin At 0600 In Germany

Pilots flying for the Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings plan to strike Friday morning, grounding flights departing from German airports from 0600 to midday local time.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

International Aero Engines Achieves Certification Of V2500-E5 Engine

First Engines To Power Embraer's KC-390 Airplane For The Brazilian Air Force

The FAA has certified IAE International Aero Engines' V2500-E5 engine for Embraer's KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390's launch customer is the Brazilian Air Force.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

IATA Appoints Director Of Safety

Rodolfo 'Rudy' Quevedo To Assume The Post September 2

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Rodolfo “Rudy” Quevedo as Director of Safety. On 2 September 2014 Quevedo will join IATA’s Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management (GADM).

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Boeing Celebrates Delivery Of Royal Jordanian's First Dreamliner

Airplane Will Be Key To Carrier's Fleet Modernization Plans

The first Dreamliner for Royal Jordanian Airlines has been delivered by Boeing. The airplane will play a central role in the Amman-based airline's strategic plan for fleet modernization. Royal Jordanian acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Thieves Take Boeing 737 Parts From Alberta, CA Museum Display

Emergency Hatch Among The Items Pilfered From The Villeneuve Airport Display

A Boeing 737 owned by the Alberta (Canada) Aviation Museum and on display at Villeneuve Airport was the target of thieves over the weekend. An emergency hatch and other parts were stolen from the airplane, according to museum executive director Thomas Hinderks.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Ticket Counter Mixup Causes Elderly Passenger In A Wheelchair To Miss Flight

Left To Sit In The Wheelchair For Several Hours At Newark

And 85-year-old passenger on  Southwest Airlines missed a recent flight when the wheelchair attendant who was supposed to get her through security and on to the gate parked the woman's wheelchair and apparently forgot about her for several hours.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

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PRODUCT: Certain Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-135BJ airplanes.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Six Nonprofits Team Up To Fill A 737 With 15,000 Pounds Of Medical Supplies

ATX Air Services, LLC Contributes Plane, Crew To Fly Aid To Liberia To Assist In Ebola Fight

In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical resources, follows five others from Direct Relief to the region.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

PlayStation Network Hackers Cause American Flight To Be Diverted

Group Claiming Responsibility For Network Outage Made A Bomb Threat Against A Plane With Sony Executive On Board

An airplane with Sony Online president John Smedley on board was diverted after a group claiming responsibility for crashing the PlayStation network called American Airlines to say the plane had explosives on board.

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