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July 01, 2007

Northwest To Reduce Flights, May Hire Pilots To Solve Scheduling Crisis

An Oxymoron For The Fifth Largest US Carrier?

It wasn't easy being Northwest this past week, when crew shortages forced cancellation of 12 percent of its schedule, as ANN reported.

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$3.13 Million Suit Brought Against Airbus For 1998 Thai Crash

Family Of Thai Politician Filed Suit Friday

Claiming design and manufacturing flaws caused the December 11, 1998, Thai Airways crash of a A310-200, the family of a Thai politician who perished in the accident filed suit Friday against the plane's manufacturer, Airbus, reported the Associated Press.

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China's First Wholly-Made Airplane On View

ARJ-21 Starts Test Flights March 2008

It's been a long time coming, as ANN reported. But now, with final assembly having begun May 30 on the first jetliner to come off the production line by the end of 2007, China's first wholly-made airplane is becoming a reality, reports The People's Daily.

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Accident Claiming Five Indiana University Students Blamed On Pilot Error

No Mechanical Problems Found

The NTSB released its report Wednesday on the April 20, 2006 accident that left five Indiana University (IU) graduate students, one of them the pilot, dead after their Cessna U206G (file photo of similar type below) clipped treetops and crashed a half-mile short of Monroe County Airport.

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Annual Science Of Flight Program Inspires Teachers

Washington Educator Hopes Teachers Pass That Passion To Students

It's summer school for teachers, with a twist.

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Chinese Suppliers Recipients Of $500 Million In Boeing Contracts

Four Firms To Provide Parts And Components For 747-8 and 787s

Boeing announced Friday agreements with four Chinese suppliers for the production of commercial aircraft parts and components for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger and freighter aircraft, reported the Shanghai Daily.

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Boeing Awarded $2 Billion USAF Contract

Beats Lockheed Martin To Replace Cracking Wings On Aging A-10s

 Boeing has been awarded an 11-year, $2.02 billion contract by the Defense Department for engineering services and the manufacturing of 242 wing sets for the Air Force's aging A-10 anti-tank aircraft, beating out rival Lockheed Martin, reported Bloomberg.

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FAA Approves DART Helicopter Round-I-Beam Skidtubes

For Bell 210 and AB412/AB412EP Aircraft

DART Helicopter Services announced that its affiliated partner, DART Aerospace, extended the existing FAA approval of its Round-I-Beam™ skidtube for the Bell 204/205/212/412 models to include the Bell 210 and AB412/AB412EP models.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.01.07)

Aero-Linx!

From the wild to the wacky, Unreal Aircraft explores oddball birds throughout history.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.01.07): Mildewcide

Aero-Terms!

A material used to kill mildew before it destroys organic materials, such as cotton or linen fabric. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.01.07)

"This contract extends the life of a valuable platform that supports our warfighters in accomplishing their mission to defend freedom around the globe. Employing our integration expertise and lean manufacturing techniques, we are well-prepared to meet the challenges presented in this contract."

Source: Charles T. Robertson, vice president of Boeing Support Systems' Maintenance, Modifications and Upgrades Division. Boeing has been awarded an 11-year, $2.02 billion contract by the Defense Department for engineering services and the manufacturing of 242 wing sets for the Air Force's aging A-10 anti-tank aircraft, beating out rival Lockheed Martin.

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