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January 26, 2007

Man Who Hijacked Sudanese Airliner Asks For Asylum

Officials In Chad Say Man Will Be Tried In Court There

The man who hijacked a Sudanese jetliner this week, reportedly to call attention to the situation in the Darfur region of the troubled country, has asked for asylum in Britain following the safe resolution of the crisis.

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Please Hold Your Applause -- Airbus Says A380 Wiring Work Remains

Should Be Ironed Out By 26th Airframe

It appears word Airbus this week had solved a series of technical glitches with stubborn wiring harnesses on its A380 megajumbo may have been a tad optimistic... as the European planemaker said Thursday problems had been solved on the first aircraft only.

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AD: Dornier

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-13 MANUFACTURER: Dornier SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-13 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Model 228-212 airplanes.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-14 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes.

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MNG Airlines Commits To Airbus' A330-200 Freighter

Chalk Up Another Customer For Newest Cargo Hauler

If it seems like 2007 is starting off strong for Airbus, you're right. Following the industrial launch of the A330 Freighter earlier this month, Turkish cargo operator MNG Airlines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for two A330-200F freight haulers, plus one option.

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Take a Brazilian TRIP In New ATR 72-500s

Airline Orders Seven New Turboprops, Five Options

Aero-News learned this week Brazilian airline TRIP Linhas Aereas (Transportes Regionais do Interior Paulista --  we'll stick with TRIP) has signed an agreement with ATR for seven new ATR 72-500 aircraft, plus five options. The deal, valued at $125 million, was inked last month.

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Airbus A320 Family Passes 5,000-Order Mark On Spirit Order

Last Two Years Have Been VERY Good To Narrowbody Twinjet

European planemaker Airbus has reached a significant landmark -- recently earning its 5,000th order for an A320-family aircraft.

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AD: Empresa

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-15 MANUFACTURER: Empresa SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-15 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes.

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AD: Saab

AD NUMBER: 2007-02-16 MANUFACTURER: SAAB SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-02-16 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A and SAAB 340B airplanes.

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Report: A380 Delays Lead To More Orders In Boeing's Book

Emirates To Order 12 More 777s

The A380 wiring crisis may be over... but European planemaker Airbus is still experiencing fallout from delays in production of the mammoth airliner because of it.

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Alteon Begins First 'Multi-Crew Pilot License' Class, Part One

Cadets From Two Chinese Airlines Train In Australia

By ANN Associate Editor Mark Sletten Flight training specialist Alteon has begun training its first class of cadets seeking a ticket under a new International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) licensure standard called the Multi-Crew Pilot License (MPL). The cadets are slated to fly for two different Chinese airlines and have begun training at Alteon's Brisbane, Australia facility.

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