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CONFUSION OVER AIR INDIA WORK HOURS DIRECTIVE

CONFUSION OVER AIR INDIA WORK HOURS DIRECTIVE

🕔14:44, 20.Dec 2010

Air India is reported to have issued an advisory extending work hours of its crew during flight diversion but then immediately withdrew it because it did not have approval of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Air India has

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PHILIPPINES’ AIRLINES COMPLAIN ABOUT ILLEGAL RIVAL PARTNERSHIP

PHILIPPINES’ AIRLINES COMPLAIN ABOUT ILLEGAL RIVAL PARTNERSHIP

🕔14:43, 20.Dec 2010

Airlines from the Philippines have called on the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), to investigate the allegedly illegal “partnership” between Singapore’s Tiger Airways and local Southeast Asian Airlines (SEAir). Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways and Air Philippines claim

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DELTA 747 FORCED INTO EMERGENCY LANDING

DELTA 747 FORCED INTO EMERGENCY LANDING

🕔14:43, 20.Dec 2010

A Delta Air Lines Boeing 747 flying to Detroit made an emergency landing in Manila Sunday due to mid air technical problems encountered by the aircraft, forcing it to return to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Delta Air Lines

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SSAMC RECEIVED CHINESE GOVERNMENT APPROVAL

SSAMC RECEIVED CHINESE GOVERNMENT APPROVAL

🕔14:43, 20.Dec 2010

Air China and CFM International has received Chinese government approval for the formation of Sichuan Services Aero Engines Maintenance Company (SSAMC), a 60/40 joint venture between the two companies, based in Chengdu, China. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) joint

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CEBU PARENT BUYS STOCK IN AIRLINE TO HALT SLUMP IN SHARE PRICE

CEBU PARENT BUYS STOCK IN AIRLINE TO HALT SLUMP IN SHARE PRICE

🕔14:42, 20.Dec 2010

JG Summit, the parent of Cebu Pacific, is reported to have bought 300,000 shares of its airline unit last week following its share price dropped by 25%. “This is a reflection of our confidence in the business model and the

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PAL AIRCRAFT ON MANILA-VANCOUVER ROUTES TO BE UPGRADED

PAL AIRCRAFT ON MANILA-VANCOUVER ROUTES TO BE UPGRADED

🕔14:42, 20.Dec 2010

Philippine Airlines has upgraded its aircraft that flies to Vancouver in Canada from Manila three times a week in order to save costs and carry more passengers. A more fuel-efficient Boeing 777-300 will replace the Airbus 340-300 currently used by

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CATHAY REACHES DEAL WITH PILOT UNION

CATHAY REACHES DEAL WITH PILOT UNION

🕔14:42, 20.Dec 2010

Cathay Pacific Airways has resolved a dispute with the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association, which has avoided a work-to-rule action protest scheduled to be held over the holiday period. The pilot union has apparently accepted an offer from Cathay Pacific

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QANTAS TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW A380

QANTAS TAKES DELIVERY OF NEW A380

🕔14:41, 20.Dec 2010

Qantas has taken delivery of its seventh A380 following a delayed of several days due to the required replacement of one of its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines. The engine needed to be replaced because engineers found the same fault suspected

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FLYING HOURS EXPERIENCE TO BE REDUCED BY FAA PANEL

FLYING HOURS EXPERIENCE TO BE REDUCED BY FAA PANEL

🕔14:41, 20.Dec 2010

The Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel has announced it wants to ensure that airline co-pilots have a minimum of 1,500 hours of flying experience, the same experience threshold of captains. This recommendation is in response to the Buffalo crash. However

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NEW DEAL TO CONVERT BOEING 757-200 TO COMBI

NEW DEAL TO CONVERT BOEING 757-200 TO COMBI

🕔14:41, 20.Dec 2010

North American Airlines, a subsidiary of Global Aviation Holdings, and the aerospace division of Vision Technologies Systems, a subsidiary of ST Engineering, have entered into an agreement for the conversion of Boeing 757-200 passenger aircraft to Combi configuration. “The Boeing

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