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February 25, 2005

Icelandair Orders Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Boeing and Icelandair have announced a firm order for two all-new 787 Dreamliner airplanes with which the carrier will expand its operations on long-range routes from Iceland, and develop its fleet.

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First Flight: TT62 Thielert Powered Diesel Twin

On Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005, High Performance Aircraft's innovative and uniquely apportioned TT62 Alekto diesel twin prototype D-IXTT took off from Heringsdorf airport on the island of Usedom, Germany for its maiden flight.

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Gulfstream G550's World Record Boogy Continues

Sets City-Pair Speed Record Between Washington, D.C., And Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

A Gulfstream G550 business jet has established a new city-pair speed record between Washington, D.C., and Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, flying 5,429 nautical miles in just 10 hours and 19 minutes.

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DFW Screeners Bag... Somebody

Who Is Matt (AKA Assef) Mihsen? Feds Ask

Nothing in the bag was illegal to be checked in luggage. But the unusual material, and the fact that Matt Mihsen was traveling overseas, caused security screeners at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to be curious.

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Blue Angels Seeking More Enlisted Applications

Wants To Draw From Bigger Pool Of Sailors And Marines

The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels) is encouraging qualified Sailors and Marines to apply for the 2006 season. The application deadline is April 1, 2005, and selection results will be available June 1.

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Deke Slayton and a Shiny Red Pietenpol

Or How To Fly An Early Sport Plane Through The Window

By ANN Correspondent Rose Dorcey It was a standing room only crowd at last Saturday's celebration of Monroe County Aviation History and the Pietenpol Air Camper at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bike Museum in Sparta (WI). The museum proudly unveiled its latest acquisition, a fire-engine red Pietenpol Air Camper built from 1932 plans and donated by Chicago's Don Campbell.

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HAI: Urgent Input Needed on NTSB Proposal From Rotor Community

HAI Wants YOUR Input On Problematic NPRM

The NTSB has issued an NPRM to amend Federal regulations governing notification and reporting of aircraft accidents, incidents, overdue aircraft, and additional requirements governing the preservation of aircraft wreckage.

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Upgraded: Robert E. Myers

Named President of Daniel Webster College

Dr. John F. Egan, chair of the Daniel Webster College board of trustees, announced that Dr. Robert E. Myers, chancellor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU) extended campus, has been named as Daniel Webster College’s next president, effective July 1, 2005.

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Red Bull Air Races Creator Orders New Extra Aircraft For Competition Flying

Performance and Handling Capabilities Key Issues

World champion aerobatic pilot Peter Besenyei has added yet another Extra Aircraft to his collection with the recent addition of a custom-made Extra 300S.

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Focus Air Hires Four Flight Officers from CAPT Program

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has successfully placed four graduates of its Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT) program as flight officers at Focus Air, a worldwide cargo carrier. The graduates will begin March 1 with Focus Air.

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Upgraded: Ana Fontes

Becomes Marketing Manager For Superior Air Parts

Tim Archer, Senior Vice President of Superior Air Parts, announced today that Ana Fontes has been promoted to marketing manager.

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Klyde Morris 02.25.05

In Memory of White Robin 308

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TSA Installs Two Explosives Detection Portals at McCarran

International is First in Nation to Test Multiple Portals

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Thursday announced the installation of two explosives detection trace portals at checkpoints C and D in McCarran International Airport's Terminal 1.

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Air China Cargo Tabs Rockwell Collins Avionics For Boeing Aircraft

Package Includes Radar, Satcom, And More To Follow

Air China Cargo has selected Rockwell Collins sensors, radar and satellite communications for two Boeing 747-400F aircraft. The agreement also calls for an option on three additional aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in November.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.25.05)

"The NTSB hopes that the FAA will address several of its other crucial flight recorder recommendations that are still on the Most Wanted List. The Board urges the FAA to act swiftly to rectify the unacceptable FDR data sampling and filtering issues that impeded the investigation of the Airbus A-300-600 involved in the American Airlines Flight 587 accident. Similar data sampling issues also affect the popular regional jet aircraft. The installation of cockpit image recorders, as recommended by the Board, would also assist in the investigations of both larger transport category aircraft and smaller for-hire turbine powered aircraft that may not have any existing safety recorders installed." Source: NTSB statement reacting to an FAA decision to upgrade flight recorde

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