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    China signs deal to extend domestic production of Airbus A320 for 10 years

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:58am by Reuters

    ... opposition to a European Union scheme forcing airlines to join an emissions mechanism that Beijing feared could harm its carriers. Airbus said China had agreed to buy 70 aircraft, including 43 A320 ...

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    China in talks with Airbus on US$20b aircraft deal

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... in Tianjin, where Chinese workers put together A320 jets. The deal could also involve a decision to unfreeze the purchase of 27 A330s blocked by China during a recent row with the European Union over environmental policies. "This visit to Europe by Xi … will certainly beneficially promote the development of ties between China and the European Union," foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei ...

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    Boeing reviews 777X sites after union talks fail

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Chicago Boeing reviews 777X sites after union talks fail Boeing said it is reviewing 54 sites in 22 states for production of its 777X aircraft after talks with its largest labour union ended on Thursday. The aircraft maker responded to a Machinists union proposal this week with a counteroffer that would have frozen pensions in 2016 with workers shifted ...

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    Cathay pilot union decides against industrial action

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 06:37am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Christmas disruption averted after group agree to further negotiations over pay rises next year Cathay pilot union decides against industrial action Cathay Pacific passengers can breathe a sigh of relief after the airline's pilot union decided against launching a work-to-rule action over the Christmas period in response to a pay dispute. Pilots ...

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    Six US states to host test sites for drones

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:01pm by AP

    ... for the American Civil Liberties Union. "Some day drones will be commonplace in US skies and, before that happens, it's imperative that Congress enact strong, nationwide privacy rules," the union's attorney Catherine Crump said. ...

  6. Business - Economy - AVIATION

    EU revives emissions charging plan

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 04:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Non-European nations and airline groups angered by move to impose carbon fee EU revives emissions charging plan The European Union on Wednesday revived a proposal to charge foreign airlines for emissions over European airspace, drawing the ire of airline groups which say it goes against the spirit of a recent global aviation deal and could reignite trade ...

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    Threat of Christmas chaos as Cathay pilots and crew ponder strikes

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 05:15am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Pilot and cabin crew unions may disrupt busy Christmas period if pay demands aren't met Threat of Christmas strike looms at Cathay Cathay Pacific is facing mounting pressure from both pilot and cabin crew unions to prevent industrial action over the busy Christmas season. Sources said the airline had already met the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers ...

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    Cathay Pacific set to offer pay rise to avert Christmas strikes by staff

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 05:23am by Emily Tsang

    ... expect it to be higher than the 2 per cent increase given last year. The source said there had been cordial discussions between the airline and its union. A Cathay Pacific spokesman said: "Salary adjustment is a corporate decision and a number of factors will be carefully considered. The discussions with the union focused on items relating to operational issues." He said ...

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    Cathay agrees pay deal with cabin crew, easing industrial action risk

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 07:29pm by Phila Siu

    ... off the threat of Christmas industrial action by one of its key unions after cabin crew accepted its offer of a 4.5 per cent pay rise. But the airline is in a race against time to reach a deal with its pilots' union- which has been authorised by its members to declare a work-to-rule campaign if there is no agreement. The airline's pay rise is often seen as a benchmark ...

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    US mulls in-flight calls and texting

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 02:45am by Reuters

    ... cabin," the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA union said, urging the FCC to not proceed with its proposal. The union expressed concerns that the conversations could be a distraction during ...




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