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May 04, 2017

GE Aviation Opens New Brilliant Factory

New 35,000-Square-Foot Facility Represents $14.5M Investment In Muskegon

GE Aviation recently celebrated the grand opening of its $14.5 million Brilliant Factory in Muskegon, MI - an investment that will stimulate economic growth in the region and where GE is using data and analytics to run its plants more efficiently.  

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Produces 100,000th Engine

Demonstrates Continued Focus On Driving Innovation

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine this month. The company has 60,000 in-service engines operated by 12,300 customers in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Its engine families span across general aviation, regional turboprops, business aviation, civil helicopters and auxiliary power units (APUs), and total an impressive 730 million flight hours logged.

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American Airlines Cutting Legroom In Coach

Only 29 Inches Will Separate Some Seats In Their 737 MAX Airplanes

Just when you thought an economy seat on an airliner could not get any less comfortable, along comes an announcement by American Airlines that it will be decreasing the distance between seats by from 31 to 29 inches in three rows, and 30 inches in the remainder of the main economy cabin.

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Pilots Invite Canadians To Join Campaign For Safer Skies

Canada's Four Largest Pilot Groups Join Forces To Launch 

More than 8,000 passenger and cargo pilots have joined forces to launch, a campaign to inform Canadians about the country's outdated aviation fatigue regulations and to urge the government to enact stronger protections to aviation safety.

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TRU Simulation + Training Qualifies Second Boeing 737 MAX FFS

Receives Type VII Qualification From CAAS

TRU Simulation + Training has completed ICAO 9625 Edition 4 Interim Type VII qualification of the Boeing 737 MAX Full Flight Simulator (FFS) by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) at the Boeing Training Campus in Singapore. The device received qualification on March 30, 2017. 

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APFA Executive Committee Approves Pay Raises For AA Flight Attendants

Will Receive Increases Up To 6.5 Percent

In a meeting held in Euless, TX, the Executive Committee of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants voted to accept pay raises offered by American Airlines.

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Chorus Aviation Announces Agreements To Acquire Six ATR 72-600 Aircraft

Aircraft Currently On Lease To Flybe And Virgin Australia

Chorus Aviation Inc. has secured agreements by Chorus Aviation Capital's subsidiaries to acquire six ATR 72-600 aircraft with attached leases from Avation PLC. Three of these aircraft are currently on lease to U.K. carrier, Flybe, and three to Virgin Australia Airlines. The aircraft are between one and four years old and are the first ATRs added to Chorus Aviation Capital's growing regional aircraft fleet.

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Lawmakers Tell Airlines To Improve Customer Service

Alternative Is Legislation, According To House Transportation Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-PA)

A group of airline executive, including United CEO Oscar Munoz, appeared before the House Transportation Committee Tuesday facing mounting criticism of the company's customer service.

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Essential Air Services Fully Funded In Stopgap Budget Bill

President Trump Had Proposed Elimination The $175 Million Program

Airports receiving support through Essential Air Services will continue to be funded through the end of the fiscal year under the omnibus budget bill passed by Congress.

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Governor Ivey Announces Creation Of Alabama Aviation Education Center In Mobile

Airbus Will Play A Central Role In Developing Educational Programs

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has announced plans to create the Alabama Aviation Education Center, a hands-on instructional facility to be located near the Airbus aircraft manufacturing facility in Mobile that aims to bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue careers in the state’s growing aerospace cluster.

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WOW Air Takes Delivery Of Its First A320neo

Low-Cost Carrier Has 12 Airbus Aircraft In Its Fleet

WOW air the low-fare airline based in Iceland has taken delivery of its first A320neo on lease from  Air Lease Corporation. WOW air is an all Airbus operator with 12 aircraft in its fleet to date.

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