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AirTran Swings To 2Q Profit Of $78.4 Million

Posted: 07/22/2009 - AirTran Holdings Inc., parent of discount carrier AirTran Airways, posts a $78.4 million second-quarter profit, as revenue falls almost 13%.

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Boeing Profit Climbs On Strong Defense Sales

Posted: 07/22/2009 - Airplane maker Boeing says its second-quarter earnings rose 17% to beat analyst expectations amid robust defense sales and higher operating profit for its commercial aircraft division.

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Continental To Cut Jobs, Raise Fees

Posted: 07/21/2009 - Continental Airlines said Tuesday it will cut 1,700 jobs and raise fees for checking luggage after it posted a large loss for the second quarter.

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Senate Cuts Spending For F-22 Program

Updated: 07/21/2009 - The Senate has sided with the Obama administration in agreeing to cut off new spending for the F-22 jet fighter program.

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Former Cessna Leader Honored

Posted: 07/18/2009 - Meyer led Cessna during the production of thousands of aircraft and is credited with leading efforts to save the general aviation industry in the 1990s.

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Discount Air Carrier JetAmerica Folds

Posted: 07/17/2009 - JetAmerica, a fledgling discount airline that garnered attention with $9 promotional fares, has folded without ever getting off the ground.

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Feds: Learjet Should Change Design After SC Crash

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Federal regulators say changes should be made to the type of plane that ran off the end of a South Carolina runway last fall, killing four and injuring celebrity DJ AM and former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

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Pilot Recalls 'Massive Gust Of Wind' Before Crash

Posted: 07/17/2009 - Safety investigators say the pilot of Continental Airlines Flight 1404 told them the airliner was building up speed on takeoff last December when it suddenly veered to the left off a Denver runway as if hit by a "massive gust of wind."

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Ex-Boeing Workers Seek to Expand Age Bias Case

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Plaintiffs in an age discrimination case against the Boeing Co. say a top official in Wichita acknowledged the company was worried about its aging work force and pension costs as it planned the 2005 sale of its Kansas and Oklahoma operations.

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Air Canada Reaches Deal With Mechanics Union

Posted: 07/15/2009 - The largest union at Air Canada has approved a 21-month labor contract, considered a critical factor in keeping the airline out of bankruptcy court.

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Wichita Aviation Industry Looks Back At 2008

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Record jet sales and deliveries made 2008 look golden until October. An aviation expert says it’ll likely be a decade before Wichita aviation sees such a high point again.

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Belite Aircraft Makes First Flight

Updated: 07/14/2009 - Piloted by James Wiebe, who designed it to comply with FAR Part 103 weight and regulatory requirements, the new Belite aircraft made a successful first flight on Saturday, July 4, 2009.

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Textron: Cessna Citation Columbus Program Killed

Updated: 07/11/2009 - The parent company of Wichita-based Cessna has filed a brief with the Securities and Exchange Commission that explains that the company is canceling plans to build the new business jet.

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