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October 28, 2007

Bombardier Dash 8 Involved In Another Landing Gear Incident, SAS Grounds Fleet

ANN is checking into the details surrounding an SAS Bombardier "Dash 8" Q400 that experienced an asymmetric gear deployment followed by an accident in which the aircraft was forced to land with a main gear undeployed. Scandinavian airline, SAS AB, is undergoing its second fleet-wide Dash 8-Q400 grounding order following the partial gear-up landing that took place, Saturday, at the Copenhagen airport with Flight SK 2867.

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POGO Jet Ready To Do Initial Hiring In Early 2008

Will Recruit At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Career Expo November 7-8

POGO Jet, Inc. has announced plans to participate in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Career Ex

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There's Always Tomorrow For Armadillo Aerospace

Will Try To Complete Level 1 Challenge... And Maybe Level 2... Sunday

Saturday was a trying day for the folks at Armadillo Aerospace... so close, and yet so far.

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Friends in High Places: Garvey Appointed To Bombardier Board

Former FAA Administrator Replaces Director Durham

It's official, Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier Inc. has appointed Jane Garvey to its board of directors a former head of the FAA who was in charge during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "Bombardier is always looking out to increase (female) representation," said company spokesman Jean-Philippe Cote.

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FAA Asks For $7 Million From MYR

Airport Says Repayment Will Cut Short Other Improvements

The FAA wants $7 million back that was spent on a now defunct terminal project at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR). The amount of the repayment request caught Horry County officials by surprise...

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Navy HCC Coordinates Naval Helicopter Operations During San Diego Wildfires

The Commander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Pacific, officially established the Helicopter Coordination Center (HCC) at Naval Air Station North Island, Oct. 22, to coordinate Navy and Marine helicopters flying in support of firefighters battling the San Diego wildfires.

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A380 Configuration May Not Be As Green As You Think

Luxury Cabins Mean Fewer Pax Seats

As passengers experience the luxury of the new Airbus A380, they may also be contributing to a larger carbon footprint than the company claims. The culprit is the way the aircraft are fitted, that cuts down on the amount of passengers per flight.

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Frontier Working With FAA To Certify Regional Service

Hopes Lynx Aviation Will Start Midwest Flights In December

Frontier Airlines told the Associated Press Friday it hopes to launch a long-awaited turboprop operation called Lynx Aviation by mid-December, to serve small and mid-sized cities in the West.

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Indian, US Controllers To Train Together

FAA Officials Cite Growth Of Aviation in India For Agreement

Indian air traffic controllers will train with fellow US ATC workers due to a new initiative to accelerate civil aviation ties between the two countries. The training will be conducted under the India-US Aviation Steering Committee whose first meeting was held in the capital city of New Delhi on Friday October 26, according to the Hindustan Times.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.28.07)

"Scandinavian Airlines regrets to confirm that one of its aircraft, a Dash 8- 400 with registration number LN-RDI and flight number SK 2867 from Bergen to Copenhagen was involved in an accident at Copenhagen airport, at 16.55 hrs local time today.

"We can confirm that there were 38 passengers and 2 infants and 4 crew members onboard.

"Prior to the accident problems with the main landing gear was reported.

"All Dash 8-400 aircraft within the SAS Group will be grounded until further notice."

Source: From a Scandinavian Airlines release. On Saturday, a Bombardier Q400 turboprop flying for Scandinavian Airlines made a hard landing, after experiencing problems with its right maingear... the third time in six weeks that

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