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September 06, 2008

Boeing And Jeppesen Sponsor 2008 Transcontinental Airmail Re-enactment

Historic Aircraft To Cross The Country September 10-15

Boeing and Jeppesen will sponsor the 2008 transcontinental airmail re-enactment, a five-day cross-country trip that commemorates the 90th anniversary of air mail service in the US and honors pioneers of commercial aviation. Bill Boeing, Jr. is also personally sponsoring the flight.

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Embraer Delivers First E-170 To Air France Subsidiary

Régional – Compagnie Aérienne Européenne Has Nine On Order

Brazilian planemaker Embraer announced Friday it recently delivered the first Embraer 170 jet to Régional – Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Air France Group. This is the first of a total of nine firm orders it has for the Embraer 170 from the French airline.

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NAFI Names August 2008 Master Instructors

"The Best Of The Best"

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) takes pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators.  Recently, they were all accredited as Master Instructors by NAFI, their professional aviation education association.

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Firebug Flight Attendant No-Show For Court Appearance

Arrest Warrant Issued For Eder Rojas

The former Compass Airlines flight attendant charged with starting a fire in an aircraft lavatory in May, to show his displeasure for having to work a run out of Minneapolis to Regina, Saskatchewan, failed to show up for a mandatory court appearance in Fargo, ND Friday.

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One Aircraft, One Accident... Times Two?

Bent Cessna Draws Attention In New Zealand

New Zealand's Civil Aviation Authority has figured out the cause of a major episode of deja vu.

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Raytheon Missile Systems Receives Perfect Score In Audit

Passes All Guidelines In DCMA Earned Value Management Systems Review

On the heels of its second successful test of its SM-6 interceptor missile, Raytheon announced its Missile Systems business recently completed an Earned Value Management Systems compliance review by the Defense Contract Management Agency. DCMA auditors found that Missile Systems passed all 32 guidelines.

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New Display 'Rocks' At STL

Concert, Exhibits Celebrate Rocking Chairs

Officials at St. Louis International Airport/Lambert Field tell ANN the Midwestern airport was "rockin' on Friday, for the first anniversary of the "Music Spot" performance stage with more music and a fun addition to Lambert's eclectic art scene.

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ECi Extends Warranty Coverage on TITAN Cylinders

Now Come With Three Year Coverage On Parts And Labor

Engine Components Inc. announced Friday that warranty coverage on their  TITAN brand cylinders has been extended from one year to 3 years, parts and labor.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.06.08)


The Eighth Air Force Historical Society was created in 1975 to preserve the legacy of the "Mighty Eighth", and the part it played in American history during WW2. Over the years, it has become a strong organization with an emphasis on remembering and honoring our comrades who served with distinction: the men who flew, the many thousands of ground crews, and those who worked in the background.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.06.08): Young


Aero-Terms are designed to be a daily reminder of the terms, names, acronyms and explanations of the unique language that populates the aviation world. Aerospace, sport aviation, fixed wing, helo, you name it... it's all fair game.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.06.08)

"The strike will commence at one minute after midnight tonight. This Company disrespected the process, bargained illegally and most of all, disrespected the finest Aerospace workers anywhere on the planet by failing to meet your expectations."

Source: The International Machinists And Aerospace Workers Union, which will strike Boeing at 12:01 am Saturday morning after last-minute negotiations between the two sides failed. On Wednesday, IAM workers voted overwhelmingly to reject Boeing's last contract proposal, and to authorize a strike. Workers appeared restless, showing open disdain for the union's agreement to postpone the walkout for 48 hours to give Boeing one last chance to meet their demands.

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