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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Fabrication Begins On E2 Jets

Embraer Performs First Metal Cut At Facility In Portugal

The first metal cut of the E-jets E2, second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets, was made Thursday at Embraer's Évora plant in Portugal. The part is the wing stub forward pressure bulkhead of the first prototype of the E190-E2 jet, whose first flight is scheduled for 2016.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

European Investment Bank Backs Urgent Monrovia Airport Runway Upgrade

Follows Agreement Signed In Washington, D.C.

Urgently needed work to upgrade the runway and address safety at Liberia's main airport in the capital Monrovia will be backed by Europe's long-term lending institution, the European Investment Bank, following an agreement signed in Washington D.C.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

New Zealand Training Company Calls For More Female Pilots

CTC Aviation Estimates Only About Four Percent Of Airline Pilots Globally Are Women

A flight school in New Zealand is actively seeking women to enter a training program to become airline pilots, as the industry forecasts that over 500,000 new pilots will be needed over the next 20 years.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

AFA Applauds Frontier For Swift Action After Ebola Incident

Aircraft Removed From Service And Decontaminated

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, applauds Frontier Airlines management for responding immediately to the concerns of frontline workers and taking decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of flight attendants affected by transport of the confirmed Ebola patient.

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Sat, Oct 18, 2014

NTSB To Take Lead Role In 2013 National Airlines Boeing 747 Accident

Afghanistan Delegates Completion Of The Investigation To The U.S. Board

The NTSB will complete the investigation into the April 29, 2013 crash of a National Airlines Boeing 747 at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. The cargo flight went down on takeoff on its way from Bagram to Dubai. All seven crew members were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed.

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Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Saturday Debut Planned For Mitsubishi Regional Jet

Will Be Rolled Out At A Ceremony In Nagoya, Japan

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries plans to unveil its MRJ90 at a ceremony in Nagoya, Japan Saturday.

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Sat, Oct 18, 2014

Airbus To Adjust A330 Production Rate To Nine Per Month

Rate Declines By One Airplane In Anticipation Of Demand For A330neo

Since 2013, Airbus has been building 10 A330 Family aircraft each month, the industry’s highest ever production rate for this aircraft size category, reflecting the strong success of Airbus’ market leading widebody family.

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Fri, Oct 17, 2014

UK AOA Calls On Government, CAA To Help Smaller Airports

Airport Operators Association Marks Closure Of Blackpool Airport

With the closure Wednesday of Blackpool Airport in the U.K., the Airport Operators Association has called on the British government and the aviation regulator, the CAA, to do more to help the airports sector.

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Fri, Oct 17, 2014

Gogo Selected to Provide In-flight Wi-Fi On United's Two-Cabin RJ Fleet

United to Also Offer Personal Device Entertainment On Regional Jets

Gogo has been selected by United Airlines to bring its in-flight Internet service to United's two-cabin regional jet fleet. Installation of Wi-Fi services, which will involve more than 200 aircraft, is expected to begin later this year. The United Express aircraft will be the first regional jets in the United States to be outfitted with Gogo's ATG-4, which more than triples the peak speeds to an aircraft when compared to Gogo's original ATG service that launched in 2008.

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Fri, Oct 17, 2014

NASA Tool Helps Airliners Minimize Weather Delays

Dynamic Weather Routes Programmed To Save Airlines Time, Money

In the heat of a summer afternoon, a line of thunderstorms develops in the skies over North Texas and threatens to wreak havoc with the timely flow of air traffic headed toward or away from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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