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BAD MAINTENANCE CAUSES TU-154 CRASH

BAD MAINTENANCE CAUSES TU-154 CRASH

🕔10:48, 7.Dec 2010

Although preliminary reports said that engine failure brought down the Tupolev-154 aircraft that crashed at Domodedovo Airport on Saturday, reports from the pilot suggests the crash was caused by engineers omitting to put anti-freeze in the engines. “I am almost

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FINNISH UNION REJECTS MEDIATOR PROPOSAL

FINNISH UNION REJECTS MEDIATOR PROPOSAL

🕔10:48, 7.Dec 2010

The striking Finnish cabin crew union SLSY has rejected the settlement proposal offered by the national labour mediator, Finnair said in a statement. President and chief executive of the Finnish airline, Mika Vehvilainen, said the decision by SLSY to reject

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EASYJET PASSENGER TRAFFIC JUMPS 10% IN NOVEMBER

EASYJET PASSENGER TRAFFIC JUMPS 10% IN NOVEMBER

🕔10:47, 7.Dec 2010

Low cost carrier easyJet carried 3.69 million passengers in November, a 10.2% rise over the same month in 2009. The airline’s load factor was also up from 84.8% to 85.7%. easyJet carried 49.5 million passengers in the 12 months to

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FRENCH PROCESS AND COURT VERDICT ALL WRONG

FRENCH PROCESS AND COURT VERDICT ALL WRONG

🕔10:47, 7.Dec 2010

As you will most be well aware, yesterday a French court in Pontoise backed a French air investigation that concluded a stray strip of super-hard titanium from a Continental DC10 set off a catastrophic chain of events: shredding a tyre

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SLOSAR NAMED NEW CATHAY PACIFIC CHIEF

SLOSAR NAMED NEW CATHAY PACIFIC CHIEF

🕔10:46, 6.Dec 2010

John Slosar will take over as chief executive officer of Cathay Pacific Airways from April 1. As chief operating office, Slosar, helped Cathay boost passenger numbers 11 percent through October. He has been with Cathay Pacific parent Swire Group for

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KLM ORDERED TO PAY COMPENSATION TO INDIAN PASSENGER

KLM ORDERED TO PAY COMPENSATION TO INDIAN PASSENGER

🕔10:46, 6.Dec 2010

KLM Airlines has been ordered to pay Rs 50,000 to Indian passenger citizen D K Kapur for causing him to stay in a Delhi hotel during delayed hours of flight, misplacing his baggage and being transferred to a low-cost airline

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FREE TRAVEL ON AIR INDIA TO REMAIN SECRET

FREE TRAVEL ON AIR INDIA TO REMAIN SECRET

🕔10:45, 6.Dec 2010

Air India officials have refused to make public who benefits from free travel on the airline despite its request for funds from the government. The airline says revealing details of people enjoying free travel would be detrimental to its commercial

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AIR INDIA TO CLAIM FROM BOEING FOR 787 DELAYS

AIR INDIA TO CLAIM FROM BOEING FOR 787 DELAYS

🕔10:45, 6.Dec 2010

Air India is to send a $840 million compensation claim to Boeing for the delay in delivery of its 787s. The compensation package would be a mix of discounts and cash. “The package is being finalised… the compensation is a

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AIR INDIA FLOATS LEASE TENDERS

AIR INDIA FLOATS LEASE TENDERS

🕔10:45, 6.Dec 2010

Air India has floated two tenders to lease a total of 57 aircraft. The carrier aims to lease 10 A330s, 10 A320s, 15 ATRs and 18 CRJ700s. This is in addition to the tender for lease of up to four

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AIR ASTANA INCREASES FREQUENCY

AIR ASTANA INCREASES FREQUENCY

🕔10:44, 6.Dec 2010

Air Astana, the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has increased frequency on the Almaty to Bangkok route to four services per week as of December 5, 2010. The additional Saturday service will operated by Boeing 757 with a

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