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February 27, 2007

DOT Asks For Investigation Into Stranded Passenger Incidents

Call On IG To Look Into Wx-Related Ground Holds

Responding to increased pressure on lawmakers stemming from two recent incidents involving passengers trapped on airliners for several hours due to weather-related ground holds, on Tuesday US Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters asked that the Department's independent Inspector General review those cases.

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Alaska Airlines Plane Makes Unscheduled Stop After Access Hatch Left Open

Ground Crews Failed To Close External Power Hatch

Ground workers at Zihuatanejo Airport in Ixtapa, Mexico have some explaining to do, after an Alaska Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles made an unscheduled landing in Puerta Vallarta Saturday, due to an unexplained vibration.

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Report: Airbus To Cut 8,000 Jobs in Europe

French Union Threatens "Fireworks"

Citing company sources, the German daily Die Welt reported Tuesday as part of its restructuring plan, Airbus is to cut a total of 8,000 jobs from its payroll, with 3,500 being lost in Germany and 4,200 in France.

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Embraer Lands Possible 10-Plane Order From M1 Travel

Most Will Be Flown By Switzerland's Flybaboo SA

Representatives with Embraer told ANN Tuesday the Brazilian planemaker signed a contract with M1 Travel Ltd. for five Embraer 190 E-Jets, with options for five more of either the same model or the larger Embraer 195, depending on market demands.

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EADS Board Votes Its Support Of Airbus Restructuring Plan

Details Of Power8 To Be Revealed Wednesday

After a week of wrangling over job cuts and possible plant closings, on Monday the board of directors at European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) unanimously approved the Power8 restructuring plan for troubled planemaker Airbus.

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Alteon Launches Beta Test For Multi-Crew Pilot License Program

MPL Aims To Put First Officers On Airliners Faster

Alteon Training, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company told ANN Monday of the launch of its Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL) beta test in Brisbane, Australia.

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Russia Requests Parts Supply Agreement With EADS

Country Wants Stake in Building Airbus A350XWB

Russia continues to make motions towards gaining a larger financial stake in European aerospace consortium EADS. The country has requested to supply parts for Airbus' upcoming A350XWB medium-range widebody, according to Vitaly Shmelkov, head of the German-Russian alliance for economic affairs.

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Brazil's TAM Signs For Four Boeing 777s

Deal Includes Options On Four More Widebodies

Representatives with Boeing told ANN Monday that TAM S.A., Brazil's largest airline, concluded a pending deal for four 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners.

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