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November 20, 2004

NATA: Cheney Highlights Aviation Business Roundtable

NATA President James K. Coyne is reportedly QUITE pleased with the resounding success of this week's Aviation Business Roundtable that concluded Friday, at noon. The two-day meeting is the first of its kind to assemble top business leaders from all aspects of this country's aviation industry to meet with key Federal and Congressional officials in Washington, D.C.

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EASA TC'd: Gulfstream G450

Receives EASA TC: Enables G450 To Be Registered in European Union Countries

Gulfstream Aerospace has received a TC from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the new large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450 business jet aircraft. This certification enables the G450 to be registered in any of the 25 European Union countries. The G450 received its FAA Type Certificate August 12. The first G450 business jet will enter service in the second quarter of next year.

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It's A Deal! 100 FF-1080 Freight Feeder Aircraft Sold

American Utilicraft Corporation and Global Air Group, Execute $1.2 Billion Aircraft Purchase Agreement

After 5 months of negotiations, American Utilicraft Corporation and Global Air Group, of Brisbane Australia, have reached final agreements for the purchase of 100 FF-1080 Freight Feeder Aircraft and executed an Aircraft Purchase Agreement earlier this week.

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Detroit-Area Exec Donates Jet To College Of Aviation

Robert Gustafson's Personal Sabreliner Goes To Western Michigan University

Aviation enthusiast and Detroit-area executive Robert Gustafson has donated his personal Sabreliner jet aircraft to Western Michigan University's College of Aviation.

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Try, Try Again: NASA Sets Swift Launch For Today (11.20.04)

Launch of NASA's Swift spacecraft aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 20 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station complex 17. The one hour launch window opens at 12:10 p.m. EST.

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Air Force Needs Navigators

Air Force officials are providing more opportunities to active-duty officers who want to become navigators. Officers who meet basic qualifications must submit their application package by Dec. 29 to be considered by the Feb. 8 to 10 undergraduate flying training selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center.

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USAF Launches First 'Unmanned' B-2

In Fact, It's All-Woman

When the Air Force says it's launched it's first unmanned B-2 Spirit bomber, you might, at first, consider it one of the world's biggest UAVs. Not so. In this case, unmanned means all-woman.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.20.04)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "I could not be happier with the efforts of the group that assembled here this week in Washington. These attendees were the best of the best and were able to demonstrate to Vice President Cheney, Secretary Mineta, Under Secretary Hutchinson and the rest of our outstanding group of speakers what the aviation business segment of our industry has to offer to the American public now and in the future." Source: NATA President James K. Coyne, speaking about NATA's recently concluded Aviation Business Roundtable. The two-day meeting was the first of its kind to assemble top business leaders from all aspects of this country's aviation industry to meet with key Federal and Congressional officials in Wa

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Flight Jackets!

For Sale: Flight Jackets

I have several 1950's and 1960's Navy flight jackets...sizes 40, 42 and 44....If you are interested in a jacket with real history instead of a modern copy, I might have one for you. Used, will sell for $600.00 (or best offer)

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Primaris Airlines Installs Iridium Satellite Communications

Eight Installations Expected Between Now And Mid-2005

Primaris Airlines is outfitting its fleet of aircraft with Iridium satellite telephones supplied by Blue Sky Network.

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