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June 18, 2005

Delta Dodges DUI Disaster

Georgia Supreme Court Rules Airline Not Liable

The Georgia Supreme Court has just let Delta Airlines off the hook. The court ruled, 6-1, that the airline was not liable for a drunk-driving accident, when the man that caused the accident had been served alcohol in a Delta airliner.

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Carter Copter Breaks Mu-1 Barrier…Then Breaks Aircraft

Joy Turns To Sorrow

Carter Aviation Technologies announced they unofficially broke the Mu-1 barrier in flight-testing Friday morning. Unfortunately, the aircraft suffered a hard landing in an afternoon flight test, causing extensive damage to the airframe. The crew escaped without injuries.

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AIAA Applauds House Action on NASA Appropriation

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) today applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passage of HR 2862, the Science, State Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2006, setting the funding levels for NASA for FY06. The bill calls for a NASA funding level of $16.5 billion, $275 million more than the FY05 funding level, and $15 million more than the FY06 budget request.

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Basrah International Airport Opens to Commercial Flights

After almost 20 years of sporadic flying and finally being grounded, the first Iraqi Airways flight landed at Basrah International Airport June 4 with the help of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Region South.

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Bushwhacker and Rocky Mountain Wings Combine Forces

Bushwhacker Air, LLC, of Queensbury, New York and Rocky Mountain Wings, LLC – manufacturer of Award Winning Ridge Runner Aircraft - have combined forces, creating a new manufacturer of Experimental Aircraft.

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More Roadways In The Sky

AOPA's Five-Year Plan Paying Off

IFR pilots will soon be able to transition through the Charlotte, North Carolina, area more efficiently beginning September 1st, thanks in part to a five-year long effort by the AOPA. On Wednesday, the FAA announced its intentions to chart four RNAV IFR Terminal Transition Routes (RITTRs) in the Charlotte terminal area.

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CASA Emergency AD: Eurocopter

AD Number: DCA/AS355/56 Subject: RH Cabin Vibration Damper Assembly – Inspection and Replacement Applicability: Model AS 355 E, F, F1, F2 and N aircraft fitted with a cabin vibration damper assembly installed on the starboard side of the aircraft and an automatic flight control system.

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CASA Emergency AD: Eurocopter

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.18.05)

"Mr. Allen, the only airplane I ever built had rubber bands on it." Source: Former Boeing CEO Malcom Stamper, when asked by his predecessor, Bill Allen, to come aboard for the 747 project. Chronicled by Rob Serling in his book on Boeing, Stamper accepted Allen's challenge and went on to build not only the world's biggest commercial airplane, but the world's biggest factory in which it was assembled. Stamper went west earlier this week. He died Tuesday of prostate cancer. He was 80.

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