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Amazon Air Set to Add ATR Turboprops to Freighter Fleet

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Plotting its logistics growth plan, Amazon Air is set to add a third aircraft type to it’s fast growing freighter fleet (theaircurrent.com) More...

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WestJet to launch a new dedicated cargo service with 737-800 Boeing Converted Freights (BCF)

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CALGARY, ALBERTA — Canada's second-largest carrier WestJet today announced that it is launching a new dedicated cargo service, using 737-800 Boeing Converted Freights (BCF), as dedicated aircraft, to fulfill the increasing air cargo transportation demand in Canada. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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New Southwest CEO on bag fees, change fees, assigned seats: 'It's not like we are changing the DNA of the company'

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Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly has been asked countless times over the past decade whether the airline might join its competitors in charging for checked bags. His answers have ranged from never say never to, in recent years, an emphatic defense of its bags-fly-free policy in the face of billions in revenue rivals collect from checked-bag fees. At least a few times, he went so far as to say bags will remain free as long as he's CEO. (www.usatoday.com) More...

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FAA Defends SpaceX To Congress

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SpaceX has found a perhaps unexpected ally in its quest to democratize space—the FAA, according to CNBC. FAA associate administrator for commercial space operations Wayne Monteith launched a spirited defense of the company he had criticized a few months before in front of a congressional committee last week. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had Monteith on the carpet to discuss the exploding (pun intended) commercial space industry and SpaceX naturally came up. Rep. Peter… (www.avweb.com) More...

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Russia Fires Warning Shots at British Warship in Black Sea

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Russia used bombs and gunfire in “warning shots” againA Su-24 aircraft dropped four bombs in waters near the Royal Navy destroyer H.M.S.st a British Navy destroyer in the Black Sea, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said Wednesday. (www.msn.com) More...

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US warplanes fly first combat missions off foreign aircraft carrier since World War II

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United States Marine Corps fighter jets aboard a British aircraft carrier flew combat missions over the Middle East this week -- the first time US warplanes have gone into combat from a foreign warship since World War II, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday. (www.cnn.com) More...

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