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October 01, 2004

If It Was A Joke, It Wasn't Funny

BA A319 Diverted, Escorted After "Hoax"

For the third time in a week, a commercial passenger aircraft in Europe has diverted from its intended destination after becoming the subject of specific -- and apparently credible -- threats. In none of the three cases has any weapon or bomb been found.

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We're From Boeing And We're Here To Help

Boeing Contributions to Hurricane Relief Top $210,000

Boeing has contributed a total of $210,444 in both employee and company donations to assist disaster relief efforts throughout the southeastern United States in the aftermath of Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, the company announced on Thursday.

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Passengers, Crew Praised In Wake Of Axe Attack

Copilot Kristian Markus Andresen Hailed As Hero... Again

Norwegian officials and citizens alike are heaping praise on Kristian Markus Andresen, a Kato Air pilot who, twice in ten months went to extraordinary lengths to save his plane and his passengers. This, after Andresen, who was the copilot on a Kato Air Dornier 228 carrying eleven passengers Wednesday when a man stormed into the cockpit and started hacking at the flight crew with an axe.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2004-20-06 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-20-06 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330 and A340series airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to provide procedures forthe flightcrew to follow in the event of the loss of all liquid crystal display (LCD) units on airplanes equipped with the EIS2 standard of electronic instrument system.

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AD: Rolls Royce

AD NUMBER: 2004-19-04 MANUFACTURER: Rolls Royce (CORRECTION) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-19-04 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls- Royce plc (RR) RB211-22B,B211-524, and RB211-535 series turbofan engines. This AD requires revising the Time Limits Manual for RR RB211-22B, RB211-524, and RB211-535 series turbofan engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-20-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-20-02 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Boeing Model 707and 720 series airplanes, that requires an inspection of the main landing gear (MLG) lock support fitting and the wing fillet flap support link for damage, and corrective action, if necessary.

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AD: Airbus

AD NUMBER: 2004-20-05 MANUFACTURER: Airbus SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-20-05 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to provide procedures for the flightcrew to follow in the event of the loss of all liquid crystal display (LCD)units on airplanes equipped with a certain EIS2 standard of electronic instrument system.

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