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April 09, 2005

EU And US Will Talk Past Deadline

Negotiations to Continue

The United States and the European Union plan to continue talks past an April 11th deadline and avoid going back to WTO litigation. The ongoing dispute over aid to aircraft manufacturers has been heated.

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They Call It The Streaker

SpaceDev Begins Development of New Launch Vehicle

SpaceDev of Poway, California has started development of rocket motors for its new small expendable launch vehicle, SpaceDev Streaker. In support of that development program, SpaceDev has expanded in Poway, leasing 11,000 square feet for a flexible fabrication and development facility.

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Picture Of The Day (04.09.05)

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?

You don't think they're getting anxious, do you? The two-man crew aboard the International Space Station shot this photo of the shuttle Discovery being rolled out to the pad Thursday.

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US Sport Aviation Expo Ramping Up

This Year's Event Scheduled For October

From The US Sport Aviation Expo... The US Sport Aviation Expo staff is working on detailed plans for the 2005 event to be held from October 27-30 this year at Sebring Regional Airport. Building on our experience from last year, combined with continual assistance from EAA, we plan an enlarged event with more exhibits. Our organization and staff remains much as it was in 2004.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (04.09.05)

"If you look over the history of the fund, about 46-percent of operations has been funded from the general fund. In the current projections, which is the basis for the rhetoric that [the trust] can't meet the needs, it's capped at 13-percent. So basically, if you use your money for something you didn't used to use it for, yeah, you'll spend more." Source: NATCA Executive Vice President Ruth Marlin, telling ANN that the Aviation Trust Fund may not be in as much trouble as the FAA would have us believe. She recently conducted an exhaustive study of the fund and concludes the entire crisis -- which could lead to the imposition of user fees for general and business aviation -- appears to have been manufactured by the Bush administration as a step toward privatizing th

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North Carolina TFR: 04.14.05 - 04.17.05

NOTAM:  5/2714  Issued:  04/08/2005 18:10  Effective:  04/14/2005 18:00 - 04/17/2005 20:40  State:  NC  Facility:  ZDC - WASHINGTON (ARTCC),DC.  Type:  AIR SHOWS/SPORTS  Description:  WILMINGTON NC. 

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-07-20 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-07-20 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2005-07-22 MANUFACTURER: Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 series airplanes. SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-07-22 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 series airplanes.

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AD: Cessna

AD NUMBER: 2005-07-01 MANUFACTURER: Cessna SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-07-01 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Cessna Aircraft Company(Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes.

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Eclipse 500 N503EA Reaches FL300

After getting battered by unusually inclement winter weather and a series of minor (but no-less-annoying) teething pains, the Eclipse 500 test program is now proceeding swiftly and making up for lost time.

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Glider Crash In Hawaii Claims Pilot, Two Pax Survive

A rare glider crash, in Hawaii, has claimed the life of a commercial glider pilot and injured the two people who were flying with him.

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