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March 01, 2006

Air Force To Test Crop-Derived Jet Fuel

Burns Cleaner, Cheaper Than JP-8

Alternative fuels have been in the news for some time, and especially after President Bush's state of the union speech earlier this month -- but until now, those stories have focused almost exclusively on automobiles. What about airplanes?

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Lawsuit Alleges Boeing Planes Should Be Grounded

Whistleblowers Say Planes Contain "Bogus Parts"; Earlier Case Tossed

Three former Boeing employees have filed a federal lawsuit against that company and Ducommun, claiming the Los Angeles-based supplier sold defective and nonconforming parts, and falsified records to cover it up.

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Iraq Gets Hip -- Mi-17 Hips, That Is

Will Operate Alongside US Equipment

The Iraqi Air Force (IAF) is showing off its newest equipment at New Al Murthana Air Base. The Mil Mi-17 helicopters are brand new, with zero hours, and are being delivered, up to four at a time, by Russian Antonov-124 transports.

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