1.) Video: Watch live, NORAD Tracks Santa 2012 (updates) - Once again, DC Aviation News Examiner provided updates on Santa’s journey across the globe, as he spread Christmas cheer to all the good girls and boys in the world. DC Aviation News Examiner joined the tradition of tracking Santa in 2010 with its own updates and reports on Santa‘s trip. [Full story]
2.) Coast Guard spends $400,000 on out-of-production computer cards - The U.S. Coast Guard announced in October that it plans to spend over $400,000 on out-of-production computer cards for equipment used aboard their HC-144 Ocean Sentry surveillance aircraft. [Full story]
3.) WestJet’s Boeing Next Generation 737 fleet now 100 strong - The Calgary-based airline WestJet took delivery of its 100th Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft in 2012. The airplane, a 737-800, was initially delivered to Newport Beach, Calif.-based leasing company Aviation Capital Group and will be leased and operated by WestJet. [Full story]
4.) NTSB assists Mexico in investigation of Learjet crash that killed Jenni Rivera - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) dispatched investigators in December to assist the Government of Mexico in its investigation of the crash of a Learjet 25 aircraft that carried Latin singer Jenni Rivera. [Full story]
5.) Boeing 737 MAX aircraft orders reach 938 with Mexico purchase - The Boeing Company and Aeromexico finalized an order for 60 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft in November, with reconfirmation rights for 30 additional 737 MAXs. The firm order by Mexico's largest airline, which was first announced as a commitment in July, is valued at more than $6 billion at published list prices. [Full story]
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