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April 04, 2005

USAF Names Nine Airmen Lost In MC130H Crash

The Cost Of Freedom Remains High...

Nine Airmen were killed in an MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft crash in Albania on March 31, Special Operations Command Europe officials announced April 4. The Airmen (named below) were supporting a joint training mission with the Albanian military.

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Emirates To Build Huge New A380 Facility

Fast-Growing Airline Has 45 A380s On Order

One of the world's fastest-growing airlines is getting ready to build a huge new facility in Dubai -- one specifically intended to accommodate the behemoth Airbus A380.

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Report: A380 First Flight Delayed

Was Reportedly Scheduled To Take Off This Week

The behemoth Airbus A380 won't be taking off on its maiden flight this week, as scheduled. There's still far too much work to be done for the flight to take place anytime before the middle of April, according to company executives quoted by a German newspaper.

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FA Falls From Plane

Woman Seriously Injured -- Investigation Underway

An El Al flight attendant was seriously hurt Friday when she fell from an aircraft that was taxiing to take off.

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NBAA's Bolen: It's Time To Think Global

Opening Doors In Brazil

By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs It was the biggest LABACE ever -- with attendance on just the first day up 16-percent compared to the attendance of last year's event. That's the kind of thing that makes sponsor NBAA happy -- and the kind of thing that makes him think about business aviation the world over.

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KCI FSDO Chief Detained On Flight

Handcuffed, Led From Plane

The FAA is investigating what was apparently a full-blown shouting match between its FSDO chief in Kansas City and the cabin crew aboard a Southwest Airlines flight. The 62-year old FAA manager was reportedly led from the aircraft in handcuffs.

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PAX Panic, Abandon Phuket Air Flight

Some Screamed As Fuel Gushed From Wing Tank

Perception is reality. That old saw was no more apparent than in the UAE Monday when more than 300 passengers refused to board a the continuation of a Bangkok-London flight after ground crews overfilled one of the wing tanks at the gate. Now, Phuket Airlines is threatening to sue the passengers for lost revenue.

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First Flight: Cessna CJ-2+

Major Milestones For New Aircraft

Cessna marked a major milestone for its new Citation CJ2+ as the aircraft made its first flight on Saturday.

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Global Hawk Reaches 4,000th Combat Flight Hour

UAV Ably Supporting the Global War on Terrorism

Northrop Grumman Corporation's RQ-4 Global Hawk reached 4,000 combat hours on March 23 during an operational mission in support of the war on terrorism.

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To The Moon And Mars -- At The Cost Of Voyager?

Funding For New Manned Missions Could Mean Turning Voyager Off

For 28 years, the Voyager space probe has been faithfully reporting back to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA. It's gone farther from Earth than any other man-made object... ever. But unless something changes, Voyager will be shut down in October to make room in the space agency's budget for President Bush's Moon, Mars and Beyond program.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.04.05)

"I recognize that these pay and benefit reductions are painful, and I appreciate that our pilots, mechanics, dispatchers and simulator engineers made the decision to support their co-workers and our airline. While I am disappointed that the flight attendants failed to ratify their agreement, I believe they recognize our need for cost reductions and want to support our co-workers, but were influenced by other factors." Source: Continental Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Larry Kellner in a news release announcing that aircraft orders will proceed, despite flight attendents not ratifying the agreement for pay and benefit cuts.

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Iraqi Air Force Makes Milestone Flight

23 Squadron Has Left The Nest; Collects Iraqis From Training In UAE

The Iraqi Air Force passed an important milestone in its reconstitution on April 1st, when the first international airlift mission was flown by an Iraqi crew in a C-130 from 23 Squadron, IAF, at Tallil.

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You're Invited: Yuri's Night World Space Party

Looking For An Excuse To Party?

The entire world is invited to the fifth annual Yuri's Night World Space Party on April 12th 2005 to commemorate the first man who orbited the earth.

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Klyde Morris 04.04.05

We Get The Feeling That KLyde Is NO Fan Of Outsourcing

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Flight Options Offers Smaller Share Of Larger Jets

Need Room To Stretch Out?

Need a bigger jet for those long trips, or when you want to transport your whole family? Flight Options announced Monday that current owners can now buy a 25 hour share in the Legacy.

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PAMA Announces Second Regional Olympics Competition

Competing at Westchester Aviation Career Fair

The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) announced its second regional PAMA Aviation Maintenance Olympics competition will be held May 19th-20th, 2005 during the Westchester Aviation Career Fair in White Plains, NY.

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Iberia Airlines Getting Connected With ARINC

ARINC Implements World's First Swift64 Service for Commercial Airline Passengers

ARINC Incorporated announced Thursday in a news release that it is delivering Inmarsat's high speed Swift64 satellite service for passenger service on a commercial airline.

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Continental Will Proceed With Aircraft Orders

Flight Attendants Stand Alone

Continental Airlines announced Thursday that its pilots, mechanics, dispatchers and simulator engineers ratified the new collective bargaining agreements that they had been working on. The flight attendants were the only group that did not ratify their agreement.

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NTSB Report: Ian Groom Failed to Recover

Probable Cause Report Released

The NTSB released Wednesday the probable cause report of Ian Groom's fatal crash while preparing for the 2004 Air and Sea Show in Fort Lauderdale last April. The NTSB determined that the cause of the accident was the pilot's failure to recover from an intentional spin during an attempted aerobatic maneuver.

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California Power Releases New Catalog

Full Of Rotax Info And More

Are you looking for a good source of info and parts for your ultralight or homebuilt? Thinking about getting one? California Power Systems just announced their new catalog chock full of helpful information.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Cessna 182

For Sale: Cessna 182 Fixed Gear

1969 Cessna 182M. 4776 TT, 1390 SMOH. Collins 251/351, KLN90B, HSI, ADF, WX10 Stormscope, Argus 5000, 4-Place Intercom. Avcon STOL. Exterior Quality: 7, Interior Quality: 8 Used, will sell for $70,000.00

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