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February 11, 2007

FAA Says EWB Approach Lights To Be Fully Operational This Week

Family Sees Link To February 2 Small Plane Crash

The FAA will turn on the entire approach light system at New Bedford (MA) Regional Airport's (EWB) Runway 5 early next week, according to FAA spokesman Jim Peters.

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Four Lost In Georgia Bonanza Accident

Plane Disappears From Radar After Cleared To Descend

A Beechcraft Bonanza 36 crashed in a training area on Fort Stewart, GA, killing four people Friday night, according to the Associated Press.

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Hamilton Sundstrand To Pay $12M Fine In Pollution Case

Admits To Dumping Industrial Discharge Into Farmington River

Aerospace manufacturer Hamilton Sundstrand pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of violating the Federal Clean Water Act, admitting to dumping industrial discharge into the Farmington River from its Windsor Locks, CT, plant.

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DaimlerChrysler Lowers Stake In Airbus Parent

Maintains Franco-German Balance of Power

DaimlerChrysler said Friday it sold a third of its stake in European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS), the parent company of planemaker Airbus, to a private investment group in a deal that will maintain the balance between German and French shareholders in a $1.95 billion deal.

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US Airways CEO Apologizes For DUI Arrest

Pulled Over By Police Hours After Delta Bid Rejected

The past couple of weeks haven't been great ones for US Airways CEO Doug Parker. Only hours after US Airways lost its $9.8 billion bid to acquire Delta last month, the news of his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving went public and has been the subject of newspaper reports worldwide.

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Embry-Riddle Expands Global Reach To Barcelona

Joint Masters Program To Focus On Global Market

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has formed a new partnership with the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, a major university with more than 50,000 students in Barcelona, Spain.

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Boeing Pitches $600 Million Helicopter Deal To India's Air Force

Seeking Inroads Into Country's Russian-Dominated Fleet

As the largest global aircraft manufacturer by revenue and the second-largest defense contractor in the world, Boeing is seeking to make inroads into what is seen by many as the fastest growing aviation marketplace in the world.

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Spirit AeroSystems Reports Net Loss Amid Growth

Cites Costs Related To Initial Public Offering

Aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems posted a fourth-quarter loss Thursday, as costs of its November initial public offering hurt results. The news comes as the company also reports impressive growth in sales.

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FAA Selects Formation for $5.7 Million Design, Manufacturing Contract

New Avionics Box To Fly in FAA Flight Inspection Fleet

As a key element in the FAA's Next Generation Automated Flight Inspection System (AFIS), the FAA awarded Formation, Inc. a $5.7 million contract to design, develop flight-qualify, and produce its new Data Collector Correlator (DCC) avionics box.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.11.07)

Aero-Linx!

It's always best to be prepared, right? Especially becoming familiar with the landing facilities, including grass strips, airparks, taxiways, and landmarks from airports around the country.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.11.07): DIANE

Aero-Terms!

No, not that Diane! This stands for Digital Integrated Attack Navigation Equipment, which was introduced in the 1960s Grumman A-6A attack aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.11.07)

"I will accept the consequences of my actions and I will ensure that it doesn't happen again. Again, I apologize to you and appreciate the hundreds of notes of encouragement that I have received from you already. I have let down all of you and also my family, and that is something I will have to live with irrespective of the outcome."

Source: US Airways CEO Doug Parker, in a memo to employees following the release of blood test results from his January 31 arrest on suspicion of drunk driving.

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