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February 13, 2008

Runway Safety Focus Of House Subcommittee Meeting

Industry, FAA Debate Ways To Deal With Incursions

Though most of Wednesday's clamor in the halls of Congress had to do with baseball, Roger Clemens, and steroids, another debate raged before the House Subcommittee on Aviation -- what could be done to stem what seems to be a growing tide of runway incursions at the nation's airports.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.13.08)

Aero-Linx!

Fighter Squadron 31 was the highest scoring CVL (Light Carrier) squadron and the 4th highest scoring squadron when including the fleet carriers , which had 3 times the number of pilots in them!!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.13.08): Iron Compass

Aero-Terms!

Railroad tracks, as favored by pilots of yore as a dependable aid to surface navigation.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.13.08)

"The preferred supplier is Boeing... [The contract] is Boeing's to lose, and Boeing would have to do something really stupid to lose it."

Source: Stephens Inc. analyst Eric Hugel. As the Air Force continues to ponder its decision on a lucrative tanker contract, several analysts say the winds seem to be blowing Boeing's way. While nothing is official yet, word is that Boeing’s KC-767 is the favorite to win, over the Airbus-derived KC-30 offered by Northrop and EADS.

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