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Sensors to replace airport runway marshalers

Dec 14, 2010
Anyone who's been at an airport is familiar with the marshalers, the workers with wands guiding planes around the runways. But now American Airlines has begun using sensors as a way to guide planes. Are marshalers in danger of losing their jobs?
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FAA canceling all registration certificates over next three years

Dec 10, 2010
The Federal Aviation Administration will require all planes, private and commercial, to re-register with the FAA, in light of a report that showed that the one-third of all airplanes had "questionable registration."
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Wealthy countries agree to give poorer countries $100 billion

Dec 3, 2010
The pledge was made to help poorer nations to cope with the effects of climate change. But one fundraising idea -- taxing air travel and shipping -- may be challenging to implement.
Posted In: Airlines, Environment, Transportation

Qantas threatens to sue Rolls Royce over faulty engines

Dec 2, 2010
Over the past month, Qantas and other operators of the super jumbo jet have experienced difficulties with their Rolls Royce engines. Now, Qantas moves towards legal action. Christopher Werth reports.
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Qatar Airways says Boeing has 'cleary failed' with Dreamliner delays

Nov 26, 2010
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker publicly criticizes the Boeing for it's continued delay of the 787 Dreamliner. Still, analysts say the airline is eagerly waiting its arrival.
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TSA screeners and patdowns could affect the air travel bottom line

Nov 24, 2010
Steve Chiotakis speaks to George Hobica, he's founder of Airfarewatchdog.com about passenger reactions to new TSA regulations and how it's affecting the travel industry.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Is there a way to be both safe AND private at airport security?

Nov 23, 2010
It's a busy travel week and many passengers are facing a choice in security screenings between scanners many see as a violation of their privacy or a physical pat down search that could violate their privacy in different ways. Today, we're looking into just how effective the scanners are and whether a better system could be found.
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Are there other options for airport security?

Nov 20, 2010
The TSA's new security system of full-body scans and pat-downs has enraged a number of airline passengers. Authorities are scrambling to find other options.
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Engine recalls carry potential damage for Rolls Royce

Nov 18, 2010
Quantas says as many as 40 Rolls Royce engines in planes around the world may have to be replaced. This could mean years of damages to the company. Stephen Beard explains.
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Travelers react to TSA's full-body scans and pat-downs

Nov 15, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Bob Moon about how people are reacting to the TSA's new security measure of either a full-body scan or a pat-down
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