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March 29, 2006

An Airborne Delivery FedEx Didn't Want To Make

DC-10 Loses Engine Cowling Over NJ

No one was injured early Tuesday as pieces of a FedEx DC-10 cargo plane rained down on a neighborhood near Newark International Airport.

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Hooters Air Folds Its Wings

Will Focus On Charter Ops

After a moderately successful three-year run, Hooters Air announced Wednesday the airline is ending regularly scheduled passenger service, effective April 17.

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It's Official: A380 Passed Evac Test, With Acceptable Losses

No Second Test Needed; 853 Pax Maximum Authorized

The European Aviation and Safety Agency (EASA) and the American Federal Aviation Administration, FAA gave their official "seal of approval" Wednesday to the successful A380 evacuation trial performed at Airbus' site in Hamburg, Germany last weekend.

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ILFC Founder Says Airbus Must Rethink The A350

Head Of GECAS Echoes His Sentiments

While international aircraft leasing companies GECAS and ILFC are rivals almost as much as their primary suppliers -- Boeing and Airbus -- are, the heads of the two organizations came together Tuesday to send a common message to Airbus: you need to completely rethink the A350.

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US, Venezuela Close To "Permanent Solution" On Airline Ban

US Carriers Await Ruling That Will Affect Flights

The US and Venezuelan authorities are reportedly close to a "permanent solution" to avert a ban on US airlines from operating in the South American country.

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Comair Faces Similar Problems As Parent Delta, Receives Similar Warning

Settle, Or Else: Part Two

The federal bankruptcy court may be hoping some tough love will help Delta Air Lines -- and now it's regional subisidiary, Comair -- to settle their respective differences with pilots and flight attendants.

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Etihad Airways To Add Class 3 EFBs To Its 777-300ERs

Planes Also Feature Boeing's AHM System

Boeing and Etihad Airways announced Tuesday the installation of Boeing's Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) on five new 777-300ERs being delivered in the first half of 2006. The EFBs will be installed on the 777s beginning in 2007.

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