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Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

...could more than double, to 7.3 billion a year, in the next two decades, according to the International Air Transport Association.But many in the industry believe that without a replacement for jet fuel, that growth could be threatened...
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US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high the government.The airlines publicly discussed capacity early last month in Miami at the International Air Transport Association's annual meeting. After hearing about that meeting, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., requested...
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It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

...where the pre-flight safety videos need an additional warning: Be nice to your neighbor.The International Air Transport Association calls unruly passengers "an escalating problem," saying there was one incident for every 1,300 flights...
Airline passenger revenue up in January

...earlier, despite a slightly lower number of passengers flying, a trade group for the airlines said Tuesday. The Air Transport Association said the year-over-year revenue gain followed 14 consecutive months of declines. The group said that roughly...
FAA lacks inspection urgency inspection alone will cost (American Airlines) $2.2 million,'' the airline said in a note to the Air Transport Association obtained from FAA files. ``AA strongly disagrees with the 18-month compliance time.'' Some airlines...
Recession hurts Anchorage air cargo business

...Internationally, air-cargo shipments have fallen by more than 20 percent since January, according to the International Air Transport Association. Manufacturers in Asia are shipping less to reduce the amounts of goods that piled up in their warehouses when...
Group of 14 airlines signs preliminary biofuel deal

...from the camelina plant, a weed related to mustard that produces seeds with a high oil content. Led by the Air Transport Association, an industry trade group, the airlines participating in the deal are American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska...
Airport balancing act

...departures and help prevent runway disasters. President Bush - backed by a number of business leaders, the Air Transport Association and executives from 12 airports, including those of Phoenix, San Francisco and Denver says he wants to expedite...
Deregulation, road to monopoly; consumers beware

...Patricia Friend, no attendant ever worried about "going to work and getting beat up." Last year, however, the Air Transport Association estimates there were 3,000 to 4,000 incidents of bombastic passenger flare-ups. Each of the attendants...
Outside editorial: Life-and-death jobs

...federal employees. After more than two decades of resisting such a move, a key airline lobbying group, the Air Transport Association, reversed course last week and now supports the effort. The Bush administration, however, has been flip-flopping...


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