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July 03, 2005

Georgia Pilot 'Embarrassed' About Latest ADIZ Incursion

Wife: "It Was An Honest Mistake"

If you talk to Scott Murwin anytime soon, he'll probably tell you how bad he feels about busting the Washington ADIZ earlier this week.

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Northwest Mechanics Begin Strike Vote

Say Company Refuses To Take Contract Talks Seriously

The Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) Saturday announced that its National Executive Council has authorized a strike vote in light of what it calls Northwest Airlines' continuing refusal to take current contract negotiations seriously. Northwest Airlines AMFA members will be sent ballots and voting instructions soon and will have until 1000 on July 19 to cast their votes on whether to authorize a strike.

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Terms Of New Piper Labor Agreement

What It Took To Make A Deal

As ANN reported Saturday, New Piper this week reached an agreement with its machinists on a new contract -- thus averting a possible strike that threatened to wipe out the recent gains made by Piper. The new three-year contract between Piper and its machinists in Vero Beach, FL, was approved by the rank-and-file on Thursday.

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MH-53E Prepped For New Mission

Venerable Helo Will Conduct Assault Support

Neither chart-busting techno thrillers nor action-packed Hollywood block busters are likely to use their daily routine for plot fodder any time soon, but that's never fazed the MH-53E Sea Dragon crews of Helicopter Support Squadron Four.

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Air Force Officer MIA from Vietnam War is Identified

Lt. Col. Darel Leetun Is Coming Home

The Department of Defense POW/MIA Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a US serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial.

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No Other Offers For US Airways

Thirty-Day Period For Alternative Offers On Proposed Merger With America West Expires

US Airways said Saturday that the 30-day period for alternative offers on its proposed merger with America West Airlines has ended without any competing offers having been submitted.

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NAFI: The Best Of The Best

NAFI's June Master Instructors

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators. Recently, they were all designated Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation organization.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (07.03.05)

"Over the past ten days, we have made significant progress in laying the groundwork for completing the merger, including antitrust clearance from the Department of Justice, the filing of registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the submission of our disclosure statement and Plan of Reorganization with the bankruptcy court." Source: US Airways CEO Bruce Lakefield, in a statement following the closure of a 30-day period in which competitors could offer their merger offers in place of the plan offered by America West. No other company filed.

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