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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity To 55 Flights Per Hour

Estimates An Additional 2 Million Passengers On A Single Runway Assisted By Amadeus A-CDM Portal

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) developed by Amadeus. The system is designed to improve collaborative decision-making processes. Gatwick joins the European-wide A-CDM standard, with airports such as Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Zurich.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

FLY Leasing Grows Fleet To 127 Aircraft

Delivers Last Of Three Boeing 737-800s To Asian Airline

Growing its fleet to 127 aircraft, FLY Leasing Limited has delivered the last of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to a leading Asian airline.  The three new aircraft are on 10-year leases.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Airbus Receives Over 500 Submissions For Fly Your Ideas Student Challenge

Teams At Airbus Now Selecting The Best 100 Concepts

Round One of Airbus’ global competition Fly Your Ideas has attracted worldwide entries on how the next generation will tackle the future challenges of aviation. Over 50 Airbus experts and innovators are now reviewing the more than 500 ideas submitted. Their mission is to select the 100 teams who merit a place in Round Two of the competition.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

NextGen Is Now At JFK

Video Monitors Installed In Terminal Five To Explain System To Passengers

Passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport will get a glimpse of how the FAA is bringing them NextGen technology today.  In cooperation with JetBlue Airlines and JFK Airport, the FAA installed a NextGen video kiosk in the main lobby of Terminal 5 that lets flyers see just how NextGen is enhancing their flight experience. 

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines Finalizes A330-800neo Order

First US Airline To Order New Aircraft Type

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in July of this year, Hawaiian Airlines has finalized an order for six A330-800neo aircraft. The agreement adds yet another name to the growing list of launch customers for the new aircraft type. The new commitment replaces a previous order placed by Hawaiian for six A350-800s.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

SAFO Highlights Aircraft Wake Turbulence Re-Categorization Updates

Revises Separation Minimums For Avoidance Of Wake Turbulence

The FAA has released a SAFO highlighting revisions to RECAT aircraft wake turbulence separation minimums.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Boeing, Avianca Celebrate Delivery Of Airline's First Dreamliner

Colombian Flag Carrier To Use Airplane On Routes To Europe, North America, Across South America

Boeing and Avianca celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner for the Latin American carrier, helping the airline stay at the forefront of technology in the region.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Phoenix City Council To FAA: Restore Sky Harbor Traffic Patterns

Unanimous Vote Directs City Officials To 'Do Whatever It Takes', Lawsuit May Be Filed

The Phoenix, AZ city council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to demand that the FAA reverse changes in traffic patterns at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport after numerous complaints from citizens about noise and other issues.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

Five Year Deal Includes Some Of The Best Pay In The Industry

Alaska Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, voted to accept a tentative contract agreement on Wednesday that offers significant improvements for the 3,400 Flight Attendants at Alaska. Assistance was provided through mediation by the National Mediation Board.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Etihad Airways Receives First Airbus A380

150th Of The Type Delivered By The Planemaker

At a ceremony in Abu Dhabi, Etihad Airways, one of the world’s leading airlines, welcomed the first of its ten new Airbus A380 aircraft. Etihad Airways is the thirteenth airline to operate the A380, and the aircraft is the 150th A380 delivered by Airbus.

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