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November 18, 2006

EADS Quashes Airbus Sale Rumors

Says It Needs No New Partners

Rumors of an investment by Persian Gulf interests for a stake in Airbus are false according to parent company EADS.

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Delta's Creditors Eye US Airways' $8 Billion Offer

Jittery CEO Presses Restructuring Plan Over Offer

A report in the Wall Street Journal says Delta is seeking support from its creditors to avoid US Airways Group's (USAG) $8 billion merger bid.

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Man Arrested At Detroit Airport With $78,000 Cash

Laptop Contained Files On Nukes and Cyanide

Police say a man arrested last Tuesday at Detroit's Metropolitan airport was carrying $78,000 cash and a laptop with alarming information.

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Tiger Aircraft On The Ropes Once Again

Only Two Employees Left Working

Tiger Aircraft may be in its final death throes.

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Too Early For Christmas Spirit?

NORAD Doesn't Think So...

The North American Aerospace Defense Command announced yesterday it activated its "NORAD Tracks Santa" website for 2006.

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Bell-Boeing CV-22 Arrives At Hurlburt Field

Special Ops Squadron Gets A New Ride!

Hurlburt Field's 8th Special Operations Squadron took delivery of its first Bell-Boeing CV-22 at Hurlburt, FL Thursday.

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American Is Bigger, Southwest Is Busier

Budget Carrier Surpasses All Others For Capacity In August

It was very close... and the outcome is VERY surprising. Southwest hauled more passengers than any other US carrier in August.... including those airlines that fly all over the world.

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BA Labor Dispute Heats Up

Retirement Age Biggest Obstacle

British Airways' labor unions walked away from the table on Thursday without reaching an agreement on the pension fund.

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Nigerian President Responds To Air Safety Concerns

New Law Sets Standards, Penalties

Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo signed a new law defining offenses and setting penalties for safety violations last Wednesday.

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Woman Says She Was Forced Off Plane For Breastfeeding Daughter

Vermont Woman Takes On Delta

Emily Gillette was breast feeding her then 22-month-old daughter aboard a Delta-run Freedom Airlines flight October 13th when a flight attendant asked her to cover herself with a blanket.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Tips (11.18.06): Whiteout


Treat potential whiteout conditions (dry snow, indistinct clouds, reduced visibility) like any other potential Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC) situation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.18.06)


The Red Baron Kite Team can make you a kite like no other.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.18.06): Wing And A Prayer


Hopeful... but unlikely to succeed.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.18.06)

"This is a step in the right direction, but much more needs to be done. We need professionals in charge, and not politicians."

Source: Efanga Offiong, acting head of the Nigerian Aviation Safety Initiative, commenting on a new law signed recently defining offenses and setting penalties for safety violations. The nation has been experienced three deadly aviation crashes in the last year, killing hundreds.

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