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May 28, 2007

ISS Astronauts Prepare For Spacewalks, Shuttle Arrival

Williams Downloads Video Tour Of Station For Successor

Expedition 15 Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Oleg Kotov prepared last week for two spacewalks while Flight Engineer Suni Williams prepared for her return to Earth.

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Sikorsky's Marine One Chosen For Stamp

Stamp To Hit Circulation In June

It surely came as a blow to Sikorsky's collective ego when, after decades of faithful service toting around the commander in chief, the Navy selected Lockheed Martin as the new supplier for Marine One, the presidential helicopter, for 2009.

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Twenty Years Later, Pilot Chalks Up '87 Red Square Landing To Naiveté

"I Really Should Not Have Done It"

The fact that he's now a professional poker player should come as a surprise to no one that knows him. Mathias Rust started gambling and taking risks pretty early on in his rather unorthodox and turbulent life.

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Gone West: BFA Founder Paul 'Ed' Yost

"Father Of The Modern Hot Air Balloon"

Aero-News has learned the founder of the Balloon Federation of America -- a man called "the father of the modern-day hot air balloon" -- passed away Sunday. Paul "Ed" Yost reportedly collapsed while doing yardwork outside his New Mexico home.

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Thirteen Bodies Recovered from Peruvian Airplane Crash

Disagreement As To Number of Survivors In Thursday's Accident

Peruvian police recovered the remains of 13 people killed in a plane crash Thursday, including the three-man crew, in the country's northeastern jungle, a regional official said.

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Singapore Courts: A380 Pilots To Be Paid More Than Conventional Pilots

Benchmark Could Have Global Implications

Even thought the first Airbus A380 has yet to be delivered, the debate has begun on the pay for the pilots of the double-decker super jumbo jet that can carry up to 853 passengers.

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Kennedy Space Center Unveils Space Shuttle Launch Simulator

The Ultimate Space Ride Opens To The Public

We knew it was coming. And we knew we were excited. It was going to go beyond anything Disney had to offer and we couldn't wait.

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Canada's Bombardier A Boon To Mexico's Aerospace Industry

Company Breaks Ground For New Complex

 Aerospace companies, especially large ones, are not typically known for building production complexes in developing nations as they are for the industrialized world.

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Stalemate Between EU Aviation And African Transport Authorities

No Common Ground Following EU Offer

 Following a two-day ministerial (a meeting of ministers from different nations) on air transport in Ethiopia, Africa's transport authorities failed to reach a common position on an offer from the European Union (EU) to develop and implement one reciprocal agreement for the skies above both continents.

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Plane Missing 37 Years Found In British Columbia

Wreck Discovered By Mission (Canada) Surveyor

It was back in 1970 that Roy Brett's plane was believed to have been caught in a storm and disappeared. Nothing was heard from or found of Brett or his plane for 37 years, until now, reported the Mission Record.

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Klyde Morris (05.28.07)

Klyde Foresees A Bleak, But Fashionable, Future If User Fees Come To Bear...

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Adam Air To Retrieve Black Box From New Year's Day Crash

Has Deal With Salvage Firm, To Start Work In July

It was a crash that took 102 lives that has yet to see closure for the families, as well as the aviation community.

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Three Lost In Columbia Landing Accident At NC Resort

Plane Bounces on Landing

Three people, including two physicians, died Saturday when their 2006 olumbia 350 bounced on landing at a private mountain airstrip, hit two other planes and all three caught fire, the FAA said.

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Gone West: Retired Boeing Executive Jim Blue

Brought "lean manufacturing" To Company

Boeing exec Jim Blue's "lean manufacturing" initiatives transformed Boeing's production methods over the course of two decades.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.07)

Aero-Linx!

Check it out for the latest news, Russian aviation FAQs, reviews of Russian aviation museums (in case you're in the area), bimonthly Russian aviation trivia, and Russian aviation links.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.28.07)

"It's very realistic. It's as good as anything I've trained on. It's spectacular."

Source: Four-time space shuttle astronaut Charlie Bolden, commenting on the $60 million, 44,000-square foot, privately-funded adventure ride that opened to the public Friday at Kennedy Space Center.

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