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March 19, 2012

Final Call: New Effort Launched to Locate Amelia Earhart’s Plane

C&T Charters, "Your Bridge to Cuba," charters this SkyKing 737-400 (N916SK), for flights between JFK and Havana. (Photo by John Klos)

• Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected on Tuesday to announce a new privately-funded expedition will attempt to locate Amelia Earhart’s plane in the South Pacific. [WSJ]

• Southwest wants to build a new international terminal at Houston Hobby Airport. United, with its entrenched operation at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, is pushing local pols to disallow such a move. This could mean war. [Houston Chronicle]

Ron Akana, 83, may be the longest serving flight attendant in the United States, having flown about 20 million miles over the past 63 years. [New York Times]

• A look at how the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make long, thin routes economically viable. [Aviation Week]

• UPS has agreed to buy European shipper TNT Express for about $6.8 billion. [International Business Times]



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