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  • Spirit AeroSystems Blames Union Message For Stock Drop
    Posted by Benet Wilson 2:02 PM on Aug 09, 2011

    Spirit AeroSystems watched its stock drop and partially blamed an email from SPEEA warning of an imminent strike, reports the Wichita Eagle. Spirit failed to mention it's on the verge of a strike "that would largely shut down operations there and hamper operations at the North Carolina and Scotland facilities. This struck me as a material omission that you would want to be aware of, writes SPEEA executive director Ray Goforth.

    Ronald E.G. Davies, for 30 years curator of air transport at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, died after a series of strokes and a heart attack, reports The Weekly of Business Aviation (subscribers only).  He had retired earlier this year and returned to his hometown of Shaftesbury, England.

    Holy cities in Saudi Arabia are seeing record traffic of pilgrims, reports Arabian Aerospace. The government's Ministry of Haj has announced a 45 percent increase in the number of Umrah pilgrims following the issue of more than 5.18 million visas.

    The AOPA Pilot blog reports on a historic Tuskegee Airman Stearman makes its final flight to the National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport.

    The National Business Aviation Association has released a video on The Value of Creating a Safety Culture. And AvBuyer.com mulls better times for business aviation.

    The All Things Aviation blog posts an interesting question: Is retirement over for Burt Rutan?  The first FlairJet Embraer Phenom to fly into the UK's Humberside Airport received a bottle of champagne, reports the Jet Service News blog.

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