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January 7, 2013
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  • Pilot arrested on intoxication suspicion
    An American Eagle pilot suspected of intoxication was arrested Friday when he was preparing for a flight from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to New York's LaGuardia Airport. Passengers had not yet boarded the flight. The man failed an initial alcohol breath test, was not charged and was later released. Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Pilot-shortage predictions are not expected to affect major airlines
    While some aviation analysts are predicting a pilot shortage, some experts say the problem may be overestimated. "The major carriers probably won't see the shortage, if one comes into play, because that's where the better-paying jobs are," University of North Dakota Aviation Program Chair Kent Lovelace said. Airlines for America also said the pilot-shortage predictions may not be accurate. "We expect the major commercial airlines will be appropriately staffed and are not expecting any shortage within the next few years," said an A4A spokeswoman. USA Today (1/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • European airlines boost first-class offerings
    Although airlines in the U.S. have reduced first-class seating on many flights, European airlines are bolstering premium service to differentiate themselves from low-cost airlines. "Basically, it's bringing back the magic of flying... what we hope with the new first-class is just to bring back some of the glamour of the golden age of flying to make people feel really special," said British Airways spokesman Michael Johnson. Reuters (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NTSB wants to improve safety of aircraft -- on the ground
    The National Transportation Safety Board wants to improve safety of aircraft being operated on the ground as well as in the air. "While commercial aviation has made extraordinary strides in safety, one area where risk remains is on the airport surface," said Eric Weiss, NTSB spokesman. The most recent fender bender between two planes on the ground occurred in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on New Year's Eve. Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • U.S. cargo airlines receive break from new battery rules
    U.S. cargo airlines could be exempt for a while from international rules designed to prevent fires from transporting lithium batteries. The U.S. regulatory agency overseeing the rules said it needs more time to collect comment. The international rules determined by the International Civil Aviation Organization went into effect on Jan. 1. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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