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June 17, 2004

Boeing Says It's Pitching 30 Airlines On 7E7

Executive Predicts 500 Sales By First Flight

Boeing says it's talking with 30 companies worldwide about signing on for the 7E7 Dreamliner. If things keep going like this, says 7E7 Senior Vice President Mike Bair, Boeing could sell 500 Dreamliners before the aircraft rolls out in 2007.

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Independence Air Takes Off

Service From Dulles To Five Cities

Independence is in the air. Atlantic Coast's low-cost spin-off initiated a minimal schedule Wednesday, taking on paying customers for the first time. Based at Dulles Airport (VA), the airline is serving five cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Newark and Raleigh-Durham.

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ANN Correction

There Was No Sudan Plane Crash This Week

By ANN Editor Pete Combs The next sound you hear will be that of an editor falling on his sword. Remember Tuesday's lead article -- about a Boeing 737 plane crash in Sudan? That indeed happened. But it happened almost a year ago -- even though it was reported as a recent accident on international wire services as well as foreign newspapers (and one of them STILL is). Somebody's computer glitched.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-03-34R1 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-03-34 R1 SUMMARY: This amendment revises an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes, that currently requires replacing existing screw, nut, and washers that attach the latch cable assembly to the latch block assembly of the door mounted escape slides, with new, improved screw, nut, and washers.

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