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Continental, United to meet with FAA next week

Leaders of Continental Airlines Inc. and United Airlines will meet U.S. regulators next week to review the technical aspects of their planned merger.

The airlines said in a filing that they will hold a “kick-off meeting” with the Federal Aviation Administration on July 9 to outline the process for securing a so-called “single operator certificate”, a formal combination targeted for the first quarter of 2012. Get the full story »

Pilot talks stall in United, Continental deal

Efforts by United Airlines, a unit of UAL Corp., and Continental Airlines to reach a joint contract with pilots before concluding their merger have hit a snag, pilots said Friday.

Negotiations on the early stage transition agreement have stalled over non-economic issues, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said in a statement. Get the full story »

Cockpit fire bring scrutiny on Boeing 757s, 767s

A cockpit blaze aboard a United Airlines jet last month revived a long-running debate over the dangers of potential windshield electrical fires on hundreds of Boeing aircraft.

But now, the incident also has focused attention on a related safety issue: Pilot complaints that emergency cockpit-oxygen systems on many of the same planes aren’t adequate to cope with such hazards. Get the full story »