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Final Call: Smooth Flying for ANA’s First Dreamliners, American Under Fire Over Exec Townhouse in London

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A furry planespotter roams Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) near Minneapolis
A furry planespotter roams Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) near Minneapolis

Photo of the Day: A furry planespotter roams Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) near Minneapolis. (Photo by JDANDO)

• Despite all that offshoring we hear so much about, there are still a whole lot of decent-paying need airplane mechanic jobs here in the U.S. of A. [NPR]

Deep in the American Airlines bankruptcy filing exists mention of the airline’s London townhouse, which could be worth as much as $30 million. [Reuters]

• The F-35 program, already pegged to cost about a trillion dollars over the next 50 years, has over a dozen critical flaws which could delay it another seven years and add billions to the cost. [Wired, via Gizmodo]

• ANA’s first 787 Dreamliners are flying relatively glitch-free. [WSJ]

• JetBlue has chosen Pratt & Whitney PurePower 1000G geared turbofan engines for their A320neo jets. [Bloomberg]

• Air Canada’s appeal to gain more slots at Toronto City Airport and upend Porter Airlines’s dominance has been rejected by a court. [Globe and Mail]



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