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June 22, 2005

Cosmo Down

Solar Sail Ship Fails To Achieve Orbit

Cosmo 1, the world's first-ever solar sail spacecraft, came tumbling back to Earth Wednesday after its booster failed less than two minutes after launch, Russian officials said.

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Air Force Officer MIA From Vietnam War Identified

Welcome Home

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to his family for burial on July 3rd at Savannah Georgia. He is Air Force Captain David J. Phillips Jr. of Miami Beach, Fla.

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Lost Copter Found: Two Killed

Homebuilt Down

A New Jersey Forest Fire Service helicopter found the wreckage of a homebuilt helicopter on Tuesday in a wooded area near the Atlantic City Expressway. The pilot and passenger were found in the wreckage. Thomas Navickas, 61, and passenger USMC Captain Christian Gafke, 34 died in the crash.

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Liberty Aircraft Making Progress

One Step Closer

Liberty Aerospace announced Wednesday that it has received Type Inspection Authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration for Instrument Flight Rules operation of its single engine XL2 aircraft. The XL2 is currently certified under FAR Part 23 for Visual Flight Rules day and night operations only.

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U2 Down: Pilot Lost

Freedom Has A High Price

ANN REAL TIME NEWS -- 1015 EDT The Air Force reported that a U-2 reconnaisance aircraft has crashed in southwest Asia after completing a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The name of the pilot is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. He was assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing.

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EADS Chooses Mobile, Alabama For KC-330

Offers Internships To Competitiors

EADS North America announced Wednesday that Mobile, Alabama's Brookley Industrial Complex has been selected as the site for the EADS KC-330 advanced tanker US production facility.

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Paris Air Show 2005: Airbus Says It Won

Claims It Got More Commercial Aircraft Orders Than Boeing During Paris Air Show

Forget the bickering in the courts of the World Trade Organization. The battle for supremacy in the commercial skyways was fought hard at the 2005 Paris Air Show -- and Airbus says it beat Boeing hands-down.

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Paris Air Show 2005: By The Numbers

Airbus Outsells Boeing

Here are the final sales figures for both Airbus and Boeing, as reported at the Paris Air Show.

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The 'Super Hornet' Intro'd

A "new" Super Hornet, a Rotax 912 powered SportPlane that will be sold in kit form or as a ready-to-fly Experimental Light Sport Aircraft (E-LSA), has been introduced.

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Buckle Up! Another Aero-News Caption Contest

Going Down?

That's right, boys and girls, it's time for another caption contest, where you literally get to put words in our mouths.

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Power To Poland!

Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe Takes Delivery Of The First A109 Power Helicopters

AgustaWestland says it's delivered the first A109 Power to Polish operator Samodzielnym Publicznym Zakladem Opieki Zdrowotnei Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR). The Power will be the first light twin IFR equipped helicopter registered in Poland. LPR is the latest addition to the growing number of EMS operators worldwide benefiting from the performance of the A109 Power.

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SAC Gets Cozy With Bombardier

Savannah Air Center Named Authorized Bombardier Completion Center

Savannah Air Center has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace as an authorized completion center for the Bombardier Global 5000 and Global Express XRS business jets. The company, which specializes in interior completions and modifications of large cabin aircraft, will receive its first new Global aircraft for interior completion from Bombardier Aerospace by late 2005.

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For Sale: Velocity Aircraft Velocity

XL-RG project. Have not been able to finnish, partner wants out. This Velocity XL is further along than a fast build but you can still customize, this is the plane for you 817-441-7758. wesley.oliver@belwave.net New, will sell for $45,000.00 (or best offer)

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (06.22.05)

"Teterboro is a safe airport." Source: Roger Cohen, AOPA Vice President of Regional Affairs, in a statement to ANN after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced several new limitations on flight operations at Teterboro Airport. The measures, which include weight restrictions and more, must first, of course, be approved by the FAA.=

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Michigan TFR: 07.02.05 - 07.04.05

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/4848  Location : W. K. Kellogg Airport,, Battle Creek, Michigan near BATTLE CREEK VORTAC (BTL) Beginning Date : July 02, 2005 at 18:30 UTC Ending Date : July 04, 2005 at 22:00 UTC Reason for NOTAM : the Battle Creek's Field of Flight Air Show, Type : Airshow

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Oklahoma TFR: 06.29.05 - 07.03.05

NOTAM Number :  FDC 5/4835  Location : Tinker AFB,, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma near WILL ROGERS VORTAC (IRW) Beginning Date : June 29, 2005 at 17:45 UTC Ending Date : July 03, 2005 at 1:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM : the TInker AFB Star Spangled Salute Air Show, Type : Airshow

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