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April 30, 2013

Nepal Airlines Selects Airbus A320

MoU Signed For Two Aircraft For Fleet Modernization

Nepal’s national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to buy two Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with "Sharklet" fuel saving wing tip devices, which the airline says will be a cornerstone of its fleet modernization.

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D.B. Cooper Parachute Packer Connected To Seattle Homicide

Body Found At Home Owned By Earl Cossey

A woman checking on her father discovered him dead in a house owned by the man who had packed a parachute used by D.B. Cooper, who famously hijacked an airliner some 40 years ago and parachuted from the airplane with $200,000.

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Shuster Issues Statement On Resolution Of FAA Furlough Situation

Says FAA Had The Needed Flexibility All Along

The FAA already had the necessary flexibility to keep controllers on the job and contract towers open, but chose not to do so, according to House Transportation  Committee chair Bill Shuster (R-PA). His remarks came in a statement following Friday's passage of the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 (H.R. 1765), which passed the House by a vote of 361 to 41.

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FAA Certifies ATR-600

Covers Both The 42 And 72 Models Of The Turboprop

Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR is pleased to announce that the newest ATR '-600 series' aircraft have just received their certification from the FAA. This certification, for both the ATR 42-600 and the ATR 72-600, will enable the entry into service of these new aircraft in countries requiring FAA rather than EASA certification.

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ANA Flies Dreamliner For The First Time Since Grounding

Test Flight Conducted Sunday Carrying Engineers, Boeing Officials

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has conducted its first flight with a Boeing Dreamliner since the fleet was grounded in January. The flight departed Tokyo's Haneda Airport Sunday morning with ANA engineers and as well as airline and Boeing officials including airline chairman Shinichiro Ito and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Conner on board.

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GBTA Praises Applauds Congressional Action On FAA Furloughs

Praises Passage Of The 'Reducing Flight Delays Act Of 2013'

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) says Congress did the right thing by passing the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013.

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