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April 15, 2016

Families Of Germanwings A320 Passengers Sue U.S. Flight School

Suit Claims That Airline Training Center In AZ Where Andreas Lubitz Trained did Not Properly Screen His Mental State

A federal wrongful death lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Phoenix, AZ, against The Airline Training Center (ATCA) in Arizona by 80 families of victims of the March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 4U9525 pilot-suicide disaster in the French Alps that took 150 lives.

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FAA Approves New Alternative Jet Fuel

Created From An Alcohol Called Isobutanol That Is Derived From Renewable Feed Stocks

The FAA has played an integral role in development, testing and recent approval of a new alternative, environmentally-friendly, bio-based jet fuel, bringing the total number of these approved products for use in air travel to five.

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Passenger Group Appeals FAA Refusal To Stop Airline Seat Shrinkage

Cites Health And Safety Issues Associated With Smaller Seats, Less Legroom

Airline passenger organization has appealed the US FAA denial of its rulemaking petition to halt further shrinkage of airline seats and legroom until minimum passenger space standards can be set. The appeal was filed in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia which has the power to review federal agency decisions.

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Latvia's airBaltic Increases Its Firm C Series Order

Now Plans To Acquire 20 Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

Latvian flag carrier Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) has converted its remaining seven option aircraft to firm, Bombardier announced Monday. This latest order brings airBaltic's total firm order to 20 CS300 aircraft.

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Jazz Adds Western University To Its Pilot Career Pathway Program

Includes Collaboration On Training And Curriculum To Promote Safety And Professionalism

Jazz Aviation has announced an agreement between the airline's Jazz Aviation Pathway Program ("Jazz APP") and Western University's ("Western") Commercial Aviation Management program.

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Letter To U.S. Senate Calls Previous Communication 'Misleading'

Numerous Pilot Groups Respond To Letter from Cargo Airline Chief Pilots

Pilot groups are lobbying hard as the U.S. Senate works to finalize the FAA reauthorization bill and move it to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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