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May 13, 2004

Luck Of The Irish?

New Airline Shuts Down After Just One Week

JetGreen Airways is no more. The upstart Irish airline had been in business for just a week before abruptly announcing it would shut down all operations.

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That Must've Hurt!

New Photo Shows Damage Sustained By Super ATR In San Juan

At first, the pictures didn't look that bad and reporters who either didn't know enough to know better or were simply kept too far away described the aircraft as "intact." Not quite.

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Avcorp Strikes A Deal With Bombardier

Avcorp Will Double Production Of CRJ200 Horizontal Stabilizers

Avcorp Industries announced Wednesday that it has signed a new agreement with Bombardier which is expected to double the Company's production of horizontal stabilizers for the CRJ200 Series regional jet and the Challenger 604 business jet by sole-sourcing instead of dual-sourcing. Avcorp has manufactured over 1,000 units since the beginning of the highly successful Bombardier regional and business jet programs.

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Southwest Florida International Builds For Growth

Midfield Terminal Two-Thirds Complete

Construction of the Midfield Terminal Complex at Southwest Florida International Airport is two-thirds completed and on schedule for opening in spring 2005. The $438 million project includes a 798,000-square-foot terminal, a new taxiway and related roadways.

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AD: Avcraft

AD NUMBER: 2004-09-16 MANUFACTURER: AvCraft Aerospace GmbH SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-09-16 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 series airplanes, that requires repetitive inspections of the bearing lugs of the rudder spring tab lever assembly for cracking, and corrective action if necessary. This action is necessary to prevent failure of the rudder flight control system due to such cracking, which could result in loss of rudder control and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.

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AD: Dassault

AD NUMBER: 2004-09-27 MANUFACTURER: Dassault SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-09-27 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Dassault Model Mystere-Falcon 50 series airplanes, that requires a one-time inspection for improper installation of the electrical wiring for the optional lighting in the cabin, and corrective actions if necessary.This action is necessary to find and fix improper installation of the electrical wiring of the basic/optional cabin lighting, which could result in overheating of the wiring and possible smoke/fire in the cabin during an emergency situation. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.

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AD: Bombardier

AD NUMBER: 2004-03-14R1 MANUFACTURER: Bombardier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-03-14 R1 SUMMARY: This amendment revises an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 series airplanes, that currently requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies of certain rear spar fittings between the flex shaft of the flap secondary drive and the wing-to-fuselage structure, and corrective action if necessary. That AD also provides for an optional modification of the flex shaft installation, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This amendment requires that the actions be done per approved service information. The actions spec

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