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December 02, 2006

NATA Says TEB Town Hall Gathering Yielded Positive Results

Airport Users Meet With Surrounding Community

A "town hall" meeting held this week involving users and operators at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport, along with members of the surrounding (non-flying) community, reportedly led to greater understanding of the challenges of reducing noise and improving safety at the airport.

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Blue Grass Airport Officials Deny Blame In Comair Accident

Response To Lawsuit Pins Blame On Carrier, Pilots

It was pilot error, pure and simple, that led to the August 27 crash of a Comair regional jet in Kentucky. That's the word from officials at Kentucky's Blue Grass Airport, who responded this week to a lawsuit filed against the airport and federal government by Comair.

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NASA Says Redesigned Shuttle Tank Won't Fly Until '08

Current Modifications Proving Sturdy

Saying the current design of the space shuttle's external fuel tank "has proven to be more robust" than first thought, managers at NASA have decided to put off redesigning the problematic component until 2008.

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Italian Government To Bid Arrivederci To Alitalia

Will Sell Controlling Stake In Airline

There's another airline coming up for sale. The Italian government said Friday it will sell a controlling stake in troubled national flag carrier Alitalia.

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OMB Completes Review Of Air Tour Final Rule

But No One Knows What That Rule Will Say

The Experimental Aircraft Association is not quite sure what to expect, after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its review last month of the FAA's long-awaited final rule on Air Tour Safety.

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Airspace Restrictions Will Be In Effect For Discovery Launch

Watch For TFRs Next Week

For the STS-116 launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA managers are urging all aircraft pilots to fully comply with the airspacerestrictions imposed around Kennedy Space Center prior to and during shuttle launches and landings.

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Boeing, Air India Celebrate First Delivery In 68-Plane Order

737-800 One Of 18 From Supersized 2005 Order

Friday, Boeing and Air India celebrated the delivery of the first of 18 Next-Generation 737-800s to Air-India Express, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India.

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Airline Tells Flyers To Go Now, Or Hold It 'Til They Get There

China Southern Encourages Passengers To Use Restrooms Before Flight

On first flush... er, make that first blush... it sounds like a yet-another egregious airline cost-cutting move. An airline in China has begun encouraging passengers to use the restroom before they board flights, saying the move will help save fuel.

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Commemorative Air Force Squadron To Host Doolittle Raiders

Reunion To Be Held In April 2007

Aero-News has learned the Yellow Rose B-25 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has been chosen to host the 65th annual reunion of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, to be held April 18-21, 2007, in San Antonio, TX.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (12.02.06): Tow Bar

Aero-Tips!

Very last thing before getting aboard an airplane, crouch down to look at all three landing gear legs. Slow down and truly inspect the airplane.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.02.06)

Aero-Linx!

Are aircraft contrails contributing to global warming? Some studies lean toward the affirmative. Decide for yourself.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.02.06) CAS

Aero-Terms!

Close Air Support -- Air support by rotor or fixed-wing aircraft using weaponry to support troops in close contact with the enemy.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.02.06)

"We usually get some sort of an indication as to what a final rule will look like, but not this time."

Source: EAA vice president for industry and regulatory events Earl Lawrence. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its review last month of the FAA's long-awaited final rule on Air Tour Safety.

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