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September 01, 2006

Iranian Tu-154 Slides Off Runway, 29 Reported Killed

Reports: Tire Burst Causes Fire

ANN REALTIME UPDATE 09.01.06 1400 EDT: We're learning more of the circumstances that led an Iran Air Tour Tupolev Tu-154 to catch fire after landing earlier today in the northeastern Iran city of Mashhad.

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FAA Issues Emergency AD For Raytheon 1900 Aircraft

Finds Cracking In Rear Wing Spars of D-Model Regional Aircraft

Acting on reports of cracks found in the wings of two Raytheon (Beechcraft) 1900D regional turboprops, the FAA has issued an emergency airworthiness directive calling for the immediate visual inspection of the left and right wing rear spar lower caps for cracking, and other damage.

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Boeing Exec Warns Of Potential Troubles In India's Av Sector

Announcement Tempers Optimism

Just the other day... Aero-News reported on Boeing's decision to build a maintenance facility in central India. At that time, Boeing said it foresees the need for more than 850 new commercial aircraft in India over the next 20 years. So why, then, is Boeing suddenly worried about the financial well-being of the commercial aviation industry in India?

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Sleeping Teen Forgotten On Air Malta Flight

Woke Up Where She Started

No one thought anything about it when a 17-year-old girl flying from Malta to Sofia, Bulgaria, fell asleep on the plane. I mean, who among us hasn't fallen asleep on a long flight? But this young woman must've been VERY tired.

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Schumer: Safety Suffers Under Current FAA Administration

Says Comair Crash "Must Be A Wakeup Call"

New York Senator Chuck Schumer says Sunday's crash of a Comair regional jet in Kentucky should serve as a warning nationwide.

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UPS Pilots Ratify Contract

Over Half Of Membership Approve New Deal

Freight-hauler UPS and its pilots have a new contract, after the pilots union approved the deal... but only just barely.

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Southwest Airlines Announces Management Changes

 Dallas-based LCC Southwest Airlines announced this week that Greg Wells will become the Senior Vice President of Operations at the popular airline, effective September 1, 2006. The new leadership position will report to Mike Van de Ven, Southwest's newly named Executive Vice President and Chief of Operations.

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