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April 28, 2015

NASA Experiments With Eco-Technology

NASA Researchers Have Wrapped Up A Series Of Flight Experiments With Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 757 Airplane

The first of these tests, the Active Flow Control Enhanced Vertical Tail Flight Experiment, assessed the effect of tiny devices called sweeping jet actuators. Thirty one of these devices were installed on the aircraft's vertical tail.

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Southwest Pilots Support Sun Country Pilots' Efforts Toward An Improved Contract

SCA Pilots Have Been In Contract Negotiations For Five Years

As the pilots of Sun Country (SCA) picketed Friday outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) announced support of the SCA pilots' efforts to obtain an improved contract. Sun Country Airlines pilots are the lowest-paid Part 121 B-737 pilots in the country and have been in contract negotiations for more than five years.

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FAA Inspector Caught With Pistol After Avoiding Airport Security

Used Employee Card To Bypass Checkpoint At Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

An FAA inspector has been accused of unlawfully entering Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport without clearing security ... a misdemeanor charge. A small-caliber handgun was later found in his backpack.

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Airline Cleaner Accused Of Stealing Items From Aircraft

Haul Included iPads, Laptops, And Lots Of Little Booze Bottles

A 48-year-old employee of Atlanta-based Air Serve, which offers cleaning, ground transportation, and other services to airlines on contract, has been accused of stealing items totalling over $15,000 over the past three years.

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Union Reps Say Boeing Workers Chased Them Away With Guns

Boeing Says Reports Are Questionable

Members of the International Association of Machinists canvassing Boeing employees to build support for establishing a union at the company's South Carolina facility say they were not well received at the homes of some of the company's employees.

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