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May 31, 2009

Pilots: Gulfstream Falsified Work Records

Management Disputes the Allegation

Employees ranging from current and former pilots to administrative personnel allege that Gulfstream changed computerized time records, allowing pilots to exceed federal safety rules for flying time.

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Aviation Bio-Fuels Work In Tests

Multiple Airlines Try Out Green Alternative

Through all the discussion of climate change, alternative fuels have shared a major portion of the spotlight. Whether ethanol, which is powering some aircraft flying at air shows today, or more exotic ideas for all segments of the aviation industry, the search for an environmentally-friendly fuel has sparked a wave of research that could one day lead to lower emissions for aircraft from LSA's to jumbo jets.

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Delta, Pilots Reach Early Retirement Agreement

Some Positions To Be Eliminated

The memo was delivered to Delta pilots late last week. Delta pilots union chairman Lee Moak said eligible pilots who elect to retire could receive up to nine month pay and benefits as part of an early-exit program.

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FAA Honors Alaska Airlines

Eighth Award For Maintenance Training Excellence

For the 8th year in a row, Alaska Airlines has received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the FAA. It is also the sixth consecutive year Alaska received the award with the distinction of Special Recognition, an honor given only when all eligible employees participate in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards (AMT) program.

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