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July 02, 2005

Vimy to Departs St. John's, Newfoundland

Vickers Vimy Piloted By Steve Fossett

The Vickers Vimy is scheduled to depart from the IMP Hangar, off Torbay Road, St. John's International Airport at 1900 Newfoundland time, Saturday, bound for Clifden Ireland. 

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Florida Man Lost In Homebuilt Mishap

Comp Air Went Down In Take-Off Mishap

A 48-year old Florida lawyer was killed Friday when his Comp Air 7SXL stalled just after lifting into the air on take-off and impacted the ground. Witnesses said he gained virtually no altitude at all.

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House Hands FAA Defeat On FSS Outsourcing

Blocks Lockheed Deal

On Capitol Hill Thursday, the US House blocked efforts by the FAA to outsource Flight Service Stations around the country, a move that would have closed a number of them and threatened the pensions of more than 1,000 specialists.

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It's A Deal: Piper, Union Avert Strike

Two-Thirds Of Workers Approve New Contract

Machinists working at the New Piper plant in Vero Beach, FL, approved a new contract Thursday night, averting the possibility of a strike at the recovering GA airplane maker.

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NASA'S Deep Impact Spacecraft Preps for July 4 Fireworks

Collision With Comet Imminent

NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft continues to sail through its final checkout, as it hurtles toward comet Tempel 1. Impact with the comet is scheduled for 1:52 a.m. EDT, July 4 (10:52 p.m. PDT, July 3).

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US-Russian Commissioners Meet on POW/MIA Issues

The Fate Of 88,000 Americans Still Unknown

The US-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs concluded a series of meetings Wednesday in Moscow as part of a worldwide effort to account for more than 88,000 Americans missing from past conflicts.

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Want To Build An Airplane? Bring A Checkbook To China

Chinese Factory Makes Plea For Direct Investment

This is an interesting item from Shenyang, China, where that country's Department of International Cooperation Science and Technology wants to come up with a home-made commercial aircraft design.

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Embry-Riddle President George Ebbs Wins Air Force Association Award

Will Be Feted July 23rd

Dr. George H. Ebbs Jr., president of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will receive the 2005 Gen. Lewis H. Brereton Award from the Florida state organization of the Air Force Association on July 23 at the group's convention in Cocoa Beach.

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Mexican Navy Gets Three New Panthers

Part Of Modernization Plan

In a ceremony at Marignane, Eurocopter officially handed over the keys of two Panther helicopters to Commander General and Staff College Graduate (CG. DEM) Admiral Armando S�nchez Moreno, who is Under Secretary of the Mexican Navy. The helicopters will be operated by the Navy of the United Mexican States.

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Maximum Power, Minimum Cost

Cessna and Pratt & Whitney Canada Introduce PA+

Cessna Aircraft Company and Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp (P&WC) have come up with a new program designed to control costs for Citation owners. It's called PowerAdvantage Plus (PA+)  -- a new guaranteed engine maintenance cost program.

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Boeing and Japan Airlines Confirm Order for Six 767-300ERs

Sticker Price: $800 Million

Boeing and Japan Airlines (JAL) Thursday confirmed an order by JAL for six new Boeing 767-300ER airplanes, valued at approximately $800 million at list prices.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.02.05)

"I am tired and exhausted. We did the best we could and it's something we can build a future on." Source: New Piper paint shop worker Jim Long, in a statement to the Vero Beach Press Journal after his machinists' union voted to ratify a contract deal with the general aviation manufacturer. Long is the union's chief negotiator.

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