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July 16, 2011

Furloughed United Pilots Offered Positions At Continental

Between 100 And 200 Pilots To Fly For The Partner Airline

United Continental Holdings said Thursday that it will offer approximately 100 to 200 positions to pilots currently on furlough from its United subsidiary to fly aircraft for its Continental subsidiary. The positions will meet the needs currently anticipated for the combined company's operation in 2012.

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AEA Encourages Members To Comment To FCC Regarding LightSquared

Comment Period Closes July 30, 2011

The Aircraft Electronics Association is encouraging its members to make comments to the Federal Communications Commission in response to LightSquared's proposed plan to offer wireless broadband services in radio frequency bands adjacent to those used by GPS receivers.

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NTSB Opens Investigation Into Taxiway Collision At Boston Logan Airport

A Boeing 767 And A CRJ900 Were Damage In The Incident

The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into Thursday night's collision of two jetliners on a taxiway at Boston Logan Airport.

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Air Transport Association Opposes Proposed Increase In Passenger Taxes

Doubling Fees Will Burden Passengers, Impact Demand, Cost Jobs

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) has called on lawmakers to drop proposals to increase aviation passenger taxes to address the national debt limit, saying that hiking aviation taxes would slow economic recovery, further burden customers and cost jobs.

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NBAA Urges Members To Write To Congress Concerning User Fees

Debt Ceiling Debate Could Mean More Money Out Of Pilot's Pockets

In an open letter to the membership of NBAA, president and CEO Ed Bolen on Friday urged the organization's members to contact their members of Congress to let them know they oppose any increase in aviation user fees.

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Air Transport Association Commends TSA Known-Traveler Pilot Program

Calls The Move A 'Positive Step To Improving Security, Travel Experience'

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA) on Thursday praised the TSA for launching a "known-traveler" program.

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Churchmembers' Funeral Protest Plans Thwarted By Citizens' Groups

Family Fatally Injured In Plane Crash Was To Have Been Target Of Picketing By Westboro Baptist Church

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, KS, had planned to picket a memorial service in the Florida panhandle town of Niceville being held for seven people who were fatally injured when the plane in which they were traveling went down in Demopolis, AL, while returning from a family reunion.

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Helicopter Tour Company Offers Birds-Eye View Of 'Car-mageddon'

Seeing Empty I-405 Freeway May Be A Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity

Anyone who has ever tried to drive on what's known as "The 405" in southern California knows that it's normally choked with vehicles pretty much any time of any day. It's a very, very, busy freeway.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.16.11)

"We oppose any increase in aviation passenger taxes." Source: ATA President and CEO Nicholas Calio.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.16.11): Fast File

A system whereby a pilot files a flight plan via telephone that is tape recorded and then transcribed for transmission to the appropriate air traffic facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.16.11)

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

The Society of Experimental Test Pilots is an international organization that seeks to promote air safety and contributes to aeronautical advancement by promoting sound aeronautical design and development.

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