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June 18, 2006

Opponents Fear Supersized LGB Terminal Foreshadows Additional Flights

Smaller Field An Attractive Alternative To LAX

Frequent flyers and some Long Beach, CA, residents are at odds over expansion plans for the Long Beach Airport terminal.

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Outcome Of Varig's Rough Landing Still Unknown

Broken Gear Adds Insult To Ailing Airline

As if bankruptcy and $3.5 million in debt wasn't enough for Varig, Brazil's oldest airline, a piece of the landing gear of a company MD-11 apparently fell off Friday on landing in the capital city of Brasilia, closing the runway for nearly two hours.

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Florida Congressmen File Motion To Keep Palm Beach Radar

Representatives Cite Safety Concerns Of Consolidation

South Florida congressional representatives and air traffic controllers are fighting to block the folding of Palm Beach International (PBI) Airport's approach control into Miami's Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON).

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United Airlines May Trade Windy For Hilly

San Francisco In Running For Headquarters Move

Just days after UAL Corp. announced it would fire 1,000 salaried and management workers to save $100 million, the parent company of United Airlines announced it is considering a headquarters relocation to cut even more costs.

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Red Eyes On The Red Eye

Man Disrupts AirTran Flight

Salvatore Dilapi, of New York, apparently turned from ordinary drunk to "plane" drunk on June 15 when the 38-year old demanded more alcohol to finish his Palm Beach-bound AirTran flight.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-26 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-26 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, -300, and -300ER series airplanes.

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AD: General Electric

AD NUMBER: 2006-12-24 MANUFACTURER: General Electric SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2006-12-24 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company(GE) CF6-45/-50 series turbofan engines.

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