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Southwest agrees to buy AirTran

...Southwest deal will pressure American to tie up with US Airways, or possibly JetBlue.AirTran was founded in 1992 as ValuJet Airlines. It was renamed after the 1996 crash of ValuJet Flight 592 into the Florida Everglades, which killed all 110 people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-09-27/southwest-agrees-buy-airtr
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Georgia GOP unites behind Mattingly

...Philadelphia this week seeking support from members of Georgia's convention delegation. Mr. Jordan, former president of ValuJet Airlines, appeared Tuesday to announce his plans to enter the race and gauge interest in his candidacy among the delegates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/04/met_294272.shtml
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Coverdell seat lures hopefuls

...reporters, filed qualifying papers in the race to fill the late Republican Paul Coverdell's Senate seat. Former ValuJet Airlines CEO Lewis Jordan announced Wednesday night he would not enter the battle, averting what some feared would split...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/03/met_294105.shtml
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Coverdell seat lures hopefuls

...seat is for someone experienced who can get the job done for Georgians." Her comments were directed toward former ValuJet Airlines CEO Lewis Jordan's announcement in Philadelphia this week to Georgia delegates at the Republican National Convention...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/08/03/met_294117.shtml
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Across the area

...practicing law in Miami, was asked to represent the family of attorney Kathleen Kessler, who was killed in the 1996 ValuJet Airlines crash in the Florida Everglades. Mrs. Kessler and her husband, Richard Kessler, were classmates with Mr. Eidson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/16/met_239148.shtml
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Airline, union prepare to meet for exploratory talks

...flight attendants have been without a contract since they organized three years ago as employees of what was then ValuJet Airlines. Air Canada, with 2,100 pilots on strike since Tuesday, was set to lay off nearly half its 23,000 employees...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/05/bus_238096.shtml
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Candidates spend big on campaigns

...instance, Charles Loudermilk, chairman of Aaron Rents in Atlanta, gave $5,000. Lewis Jordan, a founder of ValuJet Airlines, and his wife contributed $10,000, as did A.D. "Pete" Correll, chairman of Georgia-Pacific, and his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/13/met_230816.shtml
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Newspaper: Critical FAA draft report on ValuJet was toned down

CLEVELAND -- The Federal Aviation Administration toned down its earlier criticism of the way inspectors checked ValuJet Airlines aircraft, The Plain Dealer reported Sunday. ValuJet is now known as AirTran Airlines. An FAA draft report said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/30/bus_225135.shtml
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Report: FAA finds more safety problems at former ValuJet

...safety-related violations at the air carrier formerly known as ValuJet Airlines, a newspaper reported Sunday. A ValuJet DC-9...FAA visited a contractor repainting several former ValuJet Airlines planes with the company's new red, teal and white...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/12/bus_220442.shtml
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Local and regional news briefs

...sponsored by Friends of the Symphony, benefits the Augusta Symphony Orchestra. ValuJet load has dropped ATLANTA -- ValuJet Airlines said Thursday its passenger load dropped slightly in August, when 57 percent of its seats were filled. In July...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/05/met_214174.shtml
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