We always worry when there is a rush of similar mishaps with aircraft and we are at this time witnessing far too many occurrences of metal fatigue failures in many aircraft types including the older 737 types and 757 aircraft. All of this confirms the fact that aircraft age ranges and regulation of the same is the biggest story in aviation as we move through 2011. The US market in particular is heavily affected and it may be that airlines have no alternative but to turn to the lessors. Southwest Airlines cancelled 300 flights yesterday (Sunday) as it began inspecting

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