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November 9, 2011

Boeing 777 On Pace to Set Annual Sales Record, Former Mexicana Pilots Get Roughed Up By Police: Final Call

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A Swiss Airbus A330 meets the Moon over New York
A Swiss Airbus A330 meets the Moon over New York

Photo of the Day: A Swiss Airbus A330 meets the Moon over New York. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)

• WestJet says it will bid aggressively for the takeoff and landing slots being made available at Washington’s Reagan National Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport via the Delta-US Airways slot swap deal. [Financial Post]

• The 777 is on pace to set a sales record this year, Boeing says. [Bloomberg]

• The best play-by-play account so far on what went wrong during the October snowstorm that left planes stranded at Bradley Airport for hours. [WSJ]

• Pilots of the defunct Mexicana de Aviacion were roughed up by police when they blocked a road in Mexico City during a protest against the company’s bankruptcy on Wednesday. Two were arrested. [Jornada, via Google Translate]

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