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Airport expansion back on government agenda
Monday, 24 October 2011 09:54

HeathrowThe government's consultation on what its future aviation policy should be closed in October and the aviation industry is pushing hard to be allowed to expand, particularly in the South East.

In its submission, the Board of Airline Representatives in the UK (BAR UK) says the lack of a clear aviation policy is damaging the UK and hindering business development.

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Lufthansa cargo says curfew impact is massive
Friday, 21 October 2011 11:17

Lufthansa-CargoLufthansa Cargo is moving five of its nightly flights from Frankfurt to Cologne/Bonn and is canceling several China flights per week to comply with the newly imposed curfew at Frankfurt Airport.

CEO Karl-Ulrich Garnadt said that estimates of a €30-50 million ($41-69 million) impact on profits are likely correct.

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Emission standards dispute: Europeans acting like 'sheriffs'
Friday, 21 October 2011 10:59

Air-Canada-jetCanada's four main airlines accused Europeans Thursday of acting like far-west sheriffs, laying down the law with stringent regulations to curb aircraft greenhouse-gas emissions.

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Botswana air crash kills European tourists
Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:58

Botswana plane crashSeven European tourists have died in a plane crash in the Okavango Delta region of Botswana, officials say.

The Cessna 208 came down shortly after take off on Friday from the Xakanaxa airfield, in a nature reserve in the north of the country, said the country's Civil Aviation Authority.

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Oman Air widebody decision likely next year
Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:40

Oman Air fleet purchaseOman Air could decide on a future long-haul fleet purchase in 2012. The goal is to field the additional capacity in 2014 or 2015, says Philippe Georgiou, chief officer for corporate affairs. The airline has secured options for six Boeing 787s but is not ruling out Airbus A350s or A380s. The timing of the decision could be affected by the search to replace CEO Peter Hill, who plans to retire by year-end.

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Aircraft care tips
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 11:19

Aircraft careAs any owner knows, your Mooney is a hand-built precision aircraft that will respond positively to the proper care, ensuring its long life and dependability. The following are a just a few tips to keep in mind...

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FAA breaks ground on new tower at CLE
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:54

FAA plans new tower at CLEU.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt broke ground Monday on a new $69 million air traffic control tower and Terminal Radar Approach Control facility at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). The new tower will replace one that has served the airport since 1988.

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PiperJet Dead?
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 10:45

PiperJetPiper Aircraft today issued a release detailing big changes at the company, which include the departure from Piper of aviation industry veteran and Executive Vice President Randy Groom, who has led the company for the past years to what Piper calls on-target performance despite the down economy.

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787 delays force United to revise 2012 plan
Monday, 17 October 2011 14:16

Boeing’s troubled 787 programAnother production delay apparently has hit Boeing’s troubled 787 program, and at least one customer, United Continental Holdings, is paring back its delivery schedule for 2012 to account for the issue.

Last month, United Continental detailed a plan that added six Boeing 787-8s and 19 737-900ERs to its fleet in 2012, but on Wednesday the plan had shrunk to 19 737s and just five 787s.

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Flight Display Systems Introduces Cloud CMS Support
Thursday, 13 October 2011 13:31

Cloud CMS Support SystemFlight Display Systems has received FAA STC approval for a new software product designed for its cabin management system called Cloud CMS Support. The STC was issued for the launch customer of the software – an operator of a Gulfstream GIV.

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