Carole Shifrin

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Detroit Metro land to be used to farm bioenergy crops 

Detroit Metro operator Wayne County Airport Authority said it has agreed to partner with Michigan State University Extension to grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops on the property of DTW and another of the authority's airports, Willow Run.

Detroit Metro land to be used to farm bioenergy crops 
Detroit Metro operator Wayne County Airport Authority said it has agreed to partner with Michigan State University Extension to grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops on the property of DTW and another of the authority's airports, Willow Run.
Detroit Metro land to be used to grow bioenergy crops 
Detroit Metro operator Wayne County Airport Authority said it has agreed to partner with Michigan State University Extension to grow, harvest and process bioenergy crops on the property of DTW and another of the authority's airports, Willow Run.
Airline biofuel intent 

A group of 10 airlines—eight based in the US, plus Air Canada and Lufthansa—have signed letters of intent with Washington-based Solena Fuels to acquire a future supply of jet fuel derived exclusively from waste biomass.

Under the plan, the fuel—made from post-recycled urban and agricultural waste—will be produced at a plant to be built by Solena in Santa Clara County, Calif., in 2013, and trucked to airports in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose.

Spirit to charge for boarding passes 

Florida-based Spirit Airlines, which has led the US airline industry in charging passengers fees for anything other than their low base airfares, has added another to its stable. Beginning Nov. 1, Spirit said it will institute a new $5 charge for passengers asking agents to print their boarding pass at the airport. Passengers who check in on-line or at an airport kiosk will not be charged the $5 fee, although next summer, even those checking in at kiosks will be charged $1.

SpiceJet seeks permission to raise $270 million for fleet expansion 
India’s SpiceJet is seeking Reserve Bank of India permission to raise $270 million from Canada’s export finance agency Export Development Canada for aircraft acquisition and expansion of its operations, company officials told wire services in Mumbai.
FedEx reports strong fiscal fourth-quarter, full-year profits 
As FedEx predicted following the end of its fiscal third quarter, the company posted a strong financial performance for its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31.
Bombardier caps off Paris Air Show with order for 10 CS100s 
Bombardier added another order to its new CSeries backlog, this time for 10 of the CS100 model from an unidentified European customer.
FedEx reports soaring fiscal fourth quarter, full year profits 
As FedEx predicted following the end of its fiscal third quarter, the company posted a strong financial performance for its fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31.
Airbus concludes busy Paris Air Show with AirAsia order for 200 A320neos 
A massive order Thursday from Malaysia’s fast-growing, low-cost carrier AirAsia for 200 A320neos capped a record Paris Air Show for Airbus, bringing its total orders and commitments for the week to 730 aircraft from 16 customers.
US Airways plans two aircraft financing offerings totaling $471 million 

US Airways is planning two offerings of enhanced equipment trust certificates totaling $471 million, with proceeds of both generally intended for aircraft financing. One will offer approximately $388 million in Class A and Class B enhanced equipment trust certificates.

The second offering is for Class C enhanced equipment trust certificates in the amount of approximately $83 million.

Ten airlines agree to purchase biomass-derived jet fuel 
A group of 10 airlines—eight based in the US, plus Air Canada and Lufthansa—have signed letters of intent with Washington-based Solena Fuels to acquire a future supply of jet fuel derived exclusively from waste biomass.

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