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August 16, 2017

Air Transport World Contributor Calls Sully's ATC Statements 'Misleading'

Criticizes Sullenberger For Spreading A 'Shameful Lie'

The Alliance For Aviation Across America (AAAA) has recently produced two videos featuring Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaking out against ATC privatization. Writing for Air Transport World, contributor Karen Walker calls the videos "misleading".

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Airberlin Files For Insolvency

Principal Shareholder Etihad Has Withdrawn Financial Support From The Carrier

airberlin, Germany's second-largest airline, has declared insolvency after Etihad, its principal shareholder, said it would no longer be financially supporting the carrier.

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British Airways Urged To Enter Talks Or Face Higher Costs In Cabin Crew Dispute

Follows Meeting Of Members Involved In Long-Running Pay Dispute With The Airline

Unite members working as cabin crew for British Airways’ mixed fleet is urging the airline to get around the negotiating table to avoid continued legal action and the cost of ‘wet leasing’ aircraft to cover striking workers.

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AAAA: Big Airlines Come Clean On True Motive For ATC Privatization

GA Group Says It's Another Tax Giveaway

For months, the big airlines have been pouring millions into an aggressive lobbying campaigns to try to convince Congress to privatize air traffic control and hand over control over this massive infrastructure to them and other private interests. As part of this campaign, they have disingenuously tried to make the case that this was not about control or shifting the tax burden onto others.

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Singapore Airlines And CAE To Establish Flight Training Center In Singapore

Will Focus Primarily On Training For Boeing Aircraft Types

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and CAE  to establish a joint venture for pilot training in Singapore. The joint venture will initially focus primarily on providing simulator training for Boeing aircraft types, supporting SIA Group airlines and other operators' pilot training needs in the region.

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