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December 19, 2006, 11:05 AM

New York’s JetBlue added a sour note to Embraer’s generally upbeat 2006 marketing campaign when it acknowledged last month that it will decelerate deliveries of its Embraer E190s from 18 to 10 in each of the next four years.

December 19, 2006, 11:02 AM

Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) pilots on December 15 picketed the company’s newest flight crew base, at Los Angeles International Airport, to protest the lack of progress in their contract talks with management.   

December 19, 2006, 10:51 AM

Honolulu-based de Havilland Dash 8 operator Island Air suffered the first serious casualty of Mesa Air Group’s incursion into Hawaii last month when CEO Rob Mauraucher announced he planned to furlough or lay off 65 full-time employees, remove two aircraft from service and eliminate five of the re

December 19, 2006, 10:24 AM

In its bid to secure lower fuel prices for the aircraft operators it represents, AML Global is not trying to cut out the middleman. Instead, the company is trying to make the middleman bend a bit more to give the client a better deal.

December 19, 2006, 10:15 AM

Europe’s skies have become safer since two landmark accidents, according to a new independent survey commissioned by air traffic management agency Eurocontrol.

December 19, 2006, 10:11 AM

The probable cause of the Nov. 22, 2004 crash of a Gulfstream III during an attempted ILS Runway 4 approach to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, according to the NTSB, “was the flight crew’s failure to adequately monitor and cross-check the flight instruments during the approach.

December 19, 2006, 4:22 AM

In an effort to encourage users to take advantage of its online Event Reporting safety-management system, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) recently eliminated the $300 subscription fee and made the system free to anyone who wants to use it.

December 19, 2006, 3:58 AM

The second prototype of the Bell/Agusta BA609 tiltrotor has been flying in airplane mode since November 9 (see AIN, December 2006, page 3). It operates from Cameri, an Italian Air Force airfield near Milan.

December 19, 2006, 3:56 AM

In the continuing legal saga involving hundreds of helicopter pilots employed by Lafayette, La.-based PHI, a spokesperson for the pilots’ union told AIN on December 12 that the parties have agreed to court-supervised mediation in an attempt to resolve their differences and get th

December 19, 2006, 3:51 AM

Charles Vehlow, newly appointed president of MD Helicopters, hopes to become the strong link in a broken supply chain that has plagued the Mesa, Ariz.-based manufacturer.

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