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December 12, 2006

FAA's Blakey Calls A380 Cert 'A Great Day For Aviation'

Below is the full text of FAA Adminstrator Marion Blakey's speech at Tuesday's ceremony awarding joint EASA/FAA type-certification to the Airbus A380.

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Type-Certified! Airbus A380

Aircraft May Be Registered In US, EU... But No Deliveries Yet

ANN REALTIME REPORTING 12.12.06 1000 EST: By whatever name you may call it -- superjumbo, gigabus or whalejet -- you can now add another word to describe the 555-seat Airbus A380: Certified.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2006-25-06 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-25-06  SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F27 Mark 500 airplanes.

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AD: Embraer

AD NUMBER: 2006-25-07 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-25-07 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Embraer Model EMB-135ER and -135KE airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes.

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Airbus CEO Expects A380 Glitches To Be Resolved Soon

FedEx Boss Says Company May Reconsider Plane Later

Airbus CEO Louis Gallois says he sees a light at the end of the tunnel with his company's beleaguered A380 program.

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Printer Glitch Causes ATC Delays In Southern Florida

Controllers Unable To Print Flight Info

Five days after a severed telecommunications cable led to problems for Air Route Traffic Control Centers in Miami and Puerto Rico, a computer glitch at another facility in Miami caused grief on Monday.

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USAG Remains 'Absolutely Committed' To Delta Bid

Says Parker's Comments Were Misinterpreted

Despite word last week that US Airways CEO Doug Parker would drop his bid to take over Delta Air Lines if executives at the Atlanta-based carrier couldn't be swayed to see his way on things, US Airways Group says it remains "absolutely committed" to the deal, with or without Delta's blessing.

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Northwest Asks Court For Permission To Explore Merger Options

Airline Wants To Hire Firm To Weigh Pros And Cons

Is Northwest Airlines looking to capitalize on recent merger-mania? All signs point to the affirmative.

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Superior Air Parts Hires William Blackwood As Production Manager

Comes From ECi, Teledyne Continental

Representatives with Superior Air Parts told Aero-News Monday piston engine industry veteran William C. (Bill) Blackwood has been hired as the company’s new Production Manager.

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