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September 25, 2005

Aero-News Alert: Boeing, IAM Reach Tentative Agreement on Three-Year Contract

"It could have been a lot worse..." says a Boeing source, to ANN.

The Boeing Company has just confirmed that it has reached a tentative agreement for a new three-year contract with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM...

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Five Dead In Afghanistan CH-47 Crash

Chinook Down In Mountainous Territory

A US Army CH-47 helicopter went down in Deh Chopan district of southeastern Zabul province Saturday. While the area has seen a lot of action, US and Afghan government spokesmen indicated that the crash was not related to enemy action.

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U-2 Enlisted For Hurricane Duty

Following Rita

As one "Dragon Lady" came bearing down upon the Gulf Coast, another was flying overhead on a surveillance and recon mission unlike any ever undertaken before.

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Today's Edition Of 'Things You Should Never Say At An Airport'

Man's Hypothetical Question Leads To His Very Real Arrest

A 68-year-old man who missed his Northwest Airlines flight from Windsor Locks, CT to Minneapolis Thursday was arrested after he asked a gate agent "what if there's a bomb" in his baggage.

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Hawaiian ANG C-130s Depart To Make Room For Joint C-17 Squadron

Old Makes Way For New On Oahu

Since 1984, the C-130 Hercules has been a familiar sight over the southern shores of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Flown by the 204th Airlift Squadron, part of the 154th Wing of Hawaii's Air National Guard, the planes have brought supplies to typhoon and volcano victims. The planes have also helped train crews for military airlift operations throughout the world.

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Boeing Says They're Sorry

Apologizes To Customers For Strike Delays, Giving Up Market Share

In a speech Friday to the Cargo Facts Aircraft Symposium in Seattle, Boeing Commercial Airplane Sales Team leader Scott Carson took the somewhat unusual step of apologizing to Boeing's customers for several things, including the "pain" resulting from delivery delays caused by an ongoing mechanics strike.

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FAA Responsibility Called Into Question For June 2004 Accident

Deceased Pilot Had Cocaine In His System, History of Substance Abuse

The NTSB has ruled lax FAA medical certification procedures may have been partly to blame for a June 14, 2004 accident that claimed the life of an experienced commercial pilot in Kodiak, AK.

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Millville AFSS Workers Get Their Two-Week Notices

Facility Closed Due To Roofing Problems Will Shut Down For Good

Considering the roof has already fallen in at the Millville Airport Flight Service Station, it might not sound surprising to hear that the facility will likely close in the very near future. Nevertheless, the news came as quite a shock to the employees who learned this week they have little more than two weeks left to work there, instead of the six-to-18 months they were originally told.

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WWII-Vintage Yak Loses Its Gear After Participating In Air Show

Emergency Landing Closes Norfolk International For Several Hours

A 60-year-old Soviet Yak 3M fighter experiencing landing gear problems made a belly landing Saturday at Norfolk (VA) International Airport, closing two main runways and forcing diversions and cancellations of flights to and from the airport.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (09.25.05)

"The unfortunate collapse of the Millville AFSS roof has required Lockheed Martin to adjust our planning in regards to your employment situation."

Source: From a letter sent to employees of the Millville, NJ, Airport Flight Service Station, advising them of Lockheed Martin's decision to close the FSS after an air conditioning unit fell through the facility's roof last month. Employees had expected to stay on for as much as eighteen months following Lockheed Martin's October 4 takeover of the operation from the FAA -- but that was before the roof fell in.    

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Colorado TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8699 Issued: 09/24/2005 16:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CO Facility: ZDV - DENVER (ARTCC),CO. Type: HAZARDS Description: MARBLE, COLORADO

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Puerto Rico TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8683 Issued: 09/23/2005 23:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: USA Facility: ZSU - SAN JUAN (ARTCC),PR. Type: HAZARDS Description: HORMIGUEROS SAN JUAN

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Hurricane Rita TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8697 Issued: 09/24/2005 15:30 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: USA Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: NEW ORLEANS LA

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Hurricane Rita TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8694 Issued: 09/24/2005 15:00 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: TX Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: SECURITY Description: SPECIAL NOTICE... EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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Hurricane Rita TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8695 Issued: 09/24/2005 15:30 Effective: 09/24/2005 01:00 - Undetermined State: TX Facility: ZHU - HOUSTON (ARTCC),TX. Type: HAZARDS Description: HOUSTON TX

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