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Grounding the FAA brings surprising economic ripples

Aug 4, 2011
A team of engineers from the Federal Aviation Administration is in Washington today, lobbying Congress to come to an agreement on an FAA budget
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Everybody loses as the FAA remains unfunded

Aug 3, 2011
Congress has gone on vacation without funding the FAA. Now inspectors have to work without pay, and the nation goes $1.2 billion short
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FAA dispute centers on rural subsidies, union fight

Aug 2, 2011
Congress may not come to a decision on the FAA budget for at least month, curtailing about $200 million a week in tax revenues. That means no work for 4,000 agency employees and 70,000 construction workers.
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American Airlines makes bumper plane purchase

Jul 20, 2011
American airlines is buying 460 new jets but only 200 of those will come from U.S. manufacturer Boeing. The rest will be made in Europe by Airbus.
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American Airlines makes largest airplane order in history

Jul 20, 2011
In an effort to reduce high fuel costs, American Airlines has ordered 460 new planes from Boeing and Airbus. The deal will phase out the carrier's current gas-guzzling fleet.
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Airlines try to market fees as perks

Jul 18, 2011
Now that passengers are used to bringing carry-on luggage and packing their own lunches, airlines are finding new ways to get them to spend.
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Lufthansa to be first to use biofuel for daily flights

Jul 15, 2011
The airline will be testing using a bio-blend on one short route in Germany.
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Boeing Dreamliner stalled on the assembly line, again

Jul 13, 2011
The supply chain for Boeing's long-awaited 787 jet has been stopped again to allow workers to catch up with assembly.
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AirAsia places record plane order to meet growing demand

Jul 7, 2011
Southeast Asia's largest budget carrier, AirAsia, plans to buy 300 Airbus passenger jets -- a record-breaking order that would make the Malaysia-based airline one of the world's largest carriers.
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Airlines take on EU over carbon emissions

Jul 5, 2011
United and American airlines challenge a plan that would limit the amount of carbon planes can emit on flights to and from Europe
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