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New York, Delray Beach (AirGuide - Airline News Latin America / Caribbean) Dec 18, 2012

Groups voice disfavor toward proposed Cuba travel restrictions Various groups in support of looser policies on travel to Cuba have called on Congress to reject a bill that would restore stringent limits on travel into the country. Opponents say the bill would crush small Cuban businesses that have sprouted in the wake of President Barack Obama's easing of travel restrictions in 2009. The bill is part of a USD1 trillion spending bill. Dec 15, 2011

CAE, LAN Airlines, FlightPath International, Ethiopian Airlines, Mechtronix Systems Flight Training & Simulation. CAE doubled the size of its LAN Airlines training center for pilots and cabin crew. The six-bay, USD40 million facility has two simulators for the Airbus A320, two for the Boeing 767-300ER, as well as a 3D flat-panel integrated procedures trainer for training on the Airbus A320 and A340. With this expansion, the center is able to train 4,500 pilots and 3,000 cabin crew per year. FlightPath International and Ethiopian Airlines have entered into an agreement for the development and implementation of a Multi-crew Pilot License training program. The two companies will work with the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority. Mechtronix Systems has received approval from French Civil Aviation AuthorityOs Directorate General for Civil Aviation and EASA for its ATR 72-600 Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs) at the ATR Training Center in Toulouse, France. The Mechtronix FSTD for the new ATR-600 series "is the first to be qualified for that aircraft type anywhere in the world," Mechtronix said. Boeing and Africa-based flight training organization43 Air School have agreed to offer a comprehensive pilot training program, to maintain and enhance aviation safety in Africa and around the world, in a three-phase program. Program graduates will be qualified as a Boeing Next-Generation 737 first officer. Dec 14, 2011

SkyTeam, Beijing Capital International Airport SkyTeam Airlines Co-Locate at Beijing Capital International Airport. SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has unveiled its brand new check-in co-located area at Terminal 2 Beijing Capital International Airport. The new facility brings together Air France, Aeroflot, Alitalia, China Eastern , China Southern, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, KLM and Vietnam Airlines, as part of SkyTeam members' efforts to collaborate in order to improve customer benefits and...

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