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November 20, 2011

Boeing, ACG Announce 737 MAX Commitment And Next-Generation 737 Order

Commitment Is For 35 737 MAX Airplanes, Firm Order For 20 Next-Generation 737-800s

Leasing company Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has signed a commitment for 35 737 MAX airplanes and its firm order for 20 Next-Generation 737-800s. The Newport Beach, CA.-based ACG is the first airplane leasing company to announce a commitment to the 737 MAX.

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Alaska Airlines Technicians Ratify New Five-Year Contract

Deal Includes Pay Raises, Job Protection, Bonuses

Alaska Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) announced that the carrier's 626 aircraft technicians and related employees have ratified a new five-year contract. The agreement includes annual pay raises, additional job protection provisions, a long-term contract bonus, and a shared commitment between Alaska Airlines and AMFA to work on minimizing health-care cost increases.

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Nobody Flies For Free! Comtel Asks Passengers For Gas Money

And Not Just A Little ... How About $31,000

When a Comtel charter flight from Amritsar, India to Britain landed in Vienna, where the airline is based, for fuel, the passengers got a bit of a rude awakening. The airline said the passengers in transit were going to have to pay for the fuel to continue the trip.

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