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February 25, 2013

Monday Midday Must-Reads

-As reported on Friday, the Pentagon has grounded its F-35 fleet. Here is the Associated Press story we ran in the Star-Telegram (as we are without a full-time defense reporter right now...) and the New York Times article on the crack in the turbine blade that was found on an F-35 that led to the grounding.

-The FAA received a formal proposal from Boeing on Friday to fix its lithium-ion battery issues on the 787 Dreamliner. "The agency indicated it won’t rush to get the Dreamliners back in the air despite the crisis the grounding of the planes has brought to Boeing and its customers," reported the Seattle Times.

-The merger between American Airlines and US Airways may have been announced but the unions at the two carriers still have a lot to talk about. Seniority integration lists need to be crafted and workers must decide which union they want to represent them in contract talks with the merged carrier, as the Star-Telegram reported on Sunday.

-Andrea Ahles

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/airlines/#storylink=cpy


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