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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Southwest's hub at LAX getting a $508M renovation

The $508 million renovation project at Terminal 1 kicked off Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony that included a Southwest executive and Los Angeles elected officials. The roughly 30-year-old terminal is being modernized with expanded Transportation Security Administration screening lanes, improved parking and drop-off lanes and new retail space.

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3 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

Passengers were the impetus for new baggage fee, WestJet CEO says

Rick Hansen welcomed The Countess of Wessex to the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre Sunday for a tour showcasing ground-breaking innovations in spinal cord injury care and research. Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano.

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5 hrs ago | HeraldNet

Conner: Boeing's 737 line could go to 52 a month in 2018

The head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes says the company's 737 line's production rate could go to 52 a month in 2018. 'The demand is there,' Ray Conner, president of BCA, said Tuesday at the Morgan Stanley Laguna Conference in Laguna Niguel, California.

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5 hrs ago | Independent.ie

Ryanair hopes to launch US flights - with prices from a 10 one-way

CHOCKS AWAY: Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary last week after he landed at Dublin airport with the first of Ryanair's new Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft from Seattle. Photo: Mark Condren Michael O'Leary has reiterated his desire to offer budget flights to the US within a decade, saying he hopes to offer transatlantic services before 2024.

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8 hrs ago | Design News

GE Aviation Steps Up 3D-Printed Engine Parts

It's no secret GE Aviation is building a plant that will use 3D printing to mass-produce metal parts for its LEAP Turbofan jet engine. The aircraft engine leader has been experimenting with 3D printing processes, and developing its own internally, for several years.

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13 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Aeroflot launches new low-cost carrier to replace sanctioned Dobrolet

Aeroflot management had promised to create a new subsidiary to replace its low-cost Dobrolet, which ceased operations in August, as a result of EU sanctions. The company said restrictions imposed by the European Union led to the cancellation of aircraft lease, maintenance and insurance agreements.

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15 hrs ago | Express India

SilkAir to operate 5 times weekly from Dec 14 to Jan 18,2015

SilkAir, the regional full service carrier of Singapore Airlines, will operate with variable frequency from Bangalore up to five times weekly from December 14 to January 18, 2015. Apart from flying on select weekdays, the airline will also fly on Sundays to match the anticipated travel demand, according to a statement issued by Singapore Airlines and SilkAir here.

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19 hrs ago | Russia Taday

Air France strike: Massive flight disruptions, could cost up to $19mn

A passenger walks past empty check-in lines on the first day of an Air France one-week strike at Nice International airport September 15, 2014. Up to 60 percent of Air France flights have been canceled as the company's pilots began a week-long strike over the cuts.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Reuters

GE exec says avoided geared design in jet engine battle with Pratt

General Electric Co avoided using a geared design for its new engine for narrowbody jets because of concerns about weight and reliability, said a top GE executive on Monday as it battles with rival Pratt & Whitney for billions of dollars in engine orders. Pratt, part of United Technologies Corp, developed a geared turbofan that relies on a gearbox and lets the front fan operate at a different speed than the rest of the engine, while on GE's traditionally configured engines the fans run at the same speed.

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Los Angeles Times

Southwest flight out of San Jose diverted to Oakland due to emergency

A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday after a problem was found with the flight controls. A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday after a problem was found with the flight controls.

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Business Journal

Boeing's low-cost carrier wins in China bode well for Wichita

The Boeing Co. is winning the battle for market share among low-cost carriers starting up in China, and that could be good news for Wichita.

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Laughing Squid

Newly Discovered Dinosaur 'Dreadnoughtus Schrani'...

The recently discovered sauropod dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani is one of the most complete skeletons ever found of such a large animal. As more research is being done its true scale is coming into focus.

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Brandon Sun

Air Canada approaches pilots for early discussions leading to longer contract

Air Canada is moving to begin contract negotiations with its pilots union early in hopes of avoiding the acrimony that marked the last round talks that ended up being eventually settled by a federal arbitrator. "We are in talks to determine if there is basis for achieving an early renewal of the pilots' collective agreement," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur wrote in an email.

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Forbes.com

One Classy Airplane: Global 7000

Business Aviation curates the latest industry information from a panel of trusted experts, examines the wide range of business and private aircraft, describes the latest technologies and highlights affordable access options that open the skies to businesses of all sizes. Under the leadership of industry expert Tony Velocci, Business Aviation provides top executives and highly mobile business and leisure travelers with accurate, in-depth information on business aircraft benefits, fractional share ownership, jet cards, charter opportunities and more in order to meet today's productivity challenges and create tomorrow's opportunities.

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AVHerald

THY B738 near Antalya on Sep 13th 2014, loss of cabin pressure

A THY Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration TC-JFP performing flight TK-970 from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen to Ercan with 135 people on board, was climbing through FL330 when the crew initiated an emergency descent to FL110 due to the loss of cabin pressure, the passenger oxygen masks deployed. The aircraft diverted to Antalya for a safe landing on runway 36C about 25 minutes later.

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The Globe and Mail

WestJet to charge travellers for first checked bag

Westjet Airlines Ltd. signage is displayed on a band as travellers stand in line at Vancouver International Airport in this file photo. Westjet Airlines Ltd. signage is displayed on a band as travellers stand in line at Vancouver International Airport in this file photo.

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AllAfrica.com

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Goes for B737 Max Airliner

After a thorough evaluation on rival narrow-body aircraft for the past several months the Ethiopian Airlines has chosen the single aisle Boeing 737 Max aircraft as its future regional jet fleet. Early this year the management of Ethiopian put up a request inviting companies to present their proposals for the supply of narrow-body aircraft.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Asia News Network

Petaling Jaya: Mas: Auto-pilot defect forces plane back

The Hyderabad-bound Malaysia Airlines Flight MH198, which had to make an air turnback, could be controlled manually despite the defect in its auto-pilot mechanism. Transport ministerLiow Tiong Lai said he was informed by the civil aviation department that the flight to the South Indian city was forced to turn back early yesterday due to an auto-pilot defect.

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The Globe and Mail

How Southwest Airlines is continuing its upward trajectory

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly shoots a t-shirt toward employees during an event at Love Field in Dallas on Sept. 8. Southwest has reported 41 straight years of profit and has never laid off employees.

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AVHerald

KLM B739 at Amsterdam on Sep 12th 2014, rejected takeoff

A KLM Boeing 737-900, registration PH-BXR performing flight KL-1109 from Amsterdam to Stockholm , was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam's runway 36L when the crew rejected takeoff at high speed due to a bird strike. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

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