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Runway where UPS plane crashed known as tricky – Yahoo! Finance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Landing on Runway 18 at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport can be tricky for pilots, particularly ones flying big jets like the UPS cargo carrier that crashed this week, killing two people. With a large hill and trees at one end, the runway lacks the electronics for a full instrument landing. That …

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A380 Succeeding In Unexpected Ways: Airbus CEO

The competing—and once fiercely debated—Airbus hub-centric and Boeing point-to-point views of the commercial air travel market have created a battle that is now largely “theoretical” given some of the market success of the A380 to date, says Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Bregier. “When a customer operates an A380 they gain market share,” even in …

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Airbus to add manufacturing line for A320 family in Alabama – key.Aero, Commercial Aviation

Virgin America flies Airbus products exclusively, such as this A320 at LAX. Photo: Chris Jacobs - OPShots Contributor //

Airbus has announced it will establish a manufacturing facility in the United States to assemble and deliver A320’s. Airbus stressed that the assembly line, which will create jobs and strengthen the aerospace industry, is part of its strategy to enhance Airbus’ global competitiveness by meeting the growing needs of its customers in the United States …

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Crew member mental health in spotlight after captain’s breakdown – Overhead Bin / msnbc.com

Two recent incidents in which airline crew members behaved alarmingly and had to be restrained by passengers have raised questions about when and how aviation workers are screened for mental health problems. On Tuesday, JetBlue captain Clayton Osbon, 49, was locked out of the cockpit by his co-pilot after he began acting erratically on Flight …

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