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November 13, 2017

Air Canada, Sky Regional Airlines Extend Capacity Purchase Agreement

Adds Ten Years To The Existing Deal

Air Canada and Sky Regional Airlines have concluded a 10-year extension to their  existing capacity purchase agreement (CPA), effective April 1, 2017.

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Esterline CMC Electronics, NovAtel Partner On New GNSS Receiver

Extends Collaboration That Began In 1999

Esterline CMC Electronics and NovAtel  have formed a new strategic partnership, extending their collaboration in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning technology that started in the late 1990s. The partnership will see NovAtel's industry-leading GNSS measurement technology integrated into a new Esterline CMC-designed multi-constellation, multi-frequency (MCMF) chipset for certified aviation use.

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Boeing, CASIS Award $500,000 For Microgravity Research

Grants Help Fund Costs For Flight To International Space Station

Boeing and the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) have again joined forces to promote the use of the International Space Station (ISS) as an orbiting laboratory capable of producing cutting-edge research across numerous scientific disciplines. The two organizations on Nov. 2 granted a total of $500,000 to three microgravity research companies through startup accelerator MassChallenge.

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China's Beijing Capital Airlines Launches Its First Overseas Recruitment Drive

Looking For New Employees In Portugal And Spain

China's Beijing Capital Airlines recently held its first overseas crew recruitment fair in Portugal and Spain. Having received more than 1000 resumes, the company plans to hire 40 flight attendants in the two countries. Local candidates have showed great interest in the brand image and the distinctly Chinese culture of Beijing Capital Airlines, marking the globalization of the company's crew recruitment.

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Shell Aviation Signs Agreement To Operate Fuelling Facilities At Salalah Airport

Airport Serves One Million Passengers Per Year Following Expansion

Shell Aviation has announced the signing of a fuelling concession agreement to operate the new into-plane and fuel farm facilities as the sole jet fuel supplier at Salalah International Airport in Oman. Shell Aviation now supplies jet fuel at the two largest airports in the country – Muscat (MCT) and Salalah (SLL).

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SkyPixel And DJI Launch The 2017 SkyPixel Photo Story Competition

New Contest Category Calls For More Creative Storytelling Possibilities With Prizes Totaling $90,000

The online aerial photography community SkyPixel, in cooperation with DJI, have announced the 2017 SkyPixel Photo Contest. This year-end finale introduces a new “Story” category that calls for photographers to share not just the stunning images they capture, but also the stories they curate.

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Swissport Ramp Agents Join Teamsters

Workers Vote To Join Swissport Fuelers As Members Of Teamsters Local 120

After only a four-month campaign, ramp agents working for Swissport have voted to become members of Teamsters Local 120. The 114 ramp agents, who are responsible for handling baggage, join Swissport aircraft fuelers that are already represented by the union at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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World Airways Relaunched By 777 Partners

The Airline Will Become The First Long Haul Low Cost Carrier Based In The U.S.

Investment firm 777 Partners has acquired the intellectual property of World Airways, Inc., the iconic US airline known for its worldwide operational capabilities,  and is planning to re-launch World Airways ("World") as a low cost, long haul airline flying state of the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Initial funding for certification and aircraft acquisitions is being provided by 777 Partners. Discussions are underway with Boeing for an initial order for up to ten 787-aircraft.

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Boeing Completes Acquisition Of Aurora Flight Sciences

New Subsidiary To Accelerate Development Of Autonomous Technology

Boeing has completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences, an innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems. Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary called Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company. It will retain an independent operating model while benefiting from Boeing's resources and position as the leading provider of aerospace products and services.

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Boeing, CDB Aviation Finalize Order For 52 737 MAXs And Eight 787 Dreamliners

Deal Valued At $7.4 Billion First Announced At 2017 Paris Air Show

Boeing and CDB Aviation have finalized an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners. The order puts the 737 MAX program over 4,000 orders total.

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