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February 03, 2005

TSA Moves Ahead With CAPPS II

Testing Underway With New -- Commercial -- Databases

The TSA continues moving ahead with its plans for life after CAPPS II -- a federally-mandated, commercially driven database that knows who you are, what you buy and whether you make your payments on time, aimed at deciding whether you can fly commercial or ride the bus.

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Boeing Close To Sale Of Wichita Plant

Stonecipher: Negotiations Should Be Completed Soon

Boeing CEO Harry Stonecipher is still being pretty cagey about who he's talking to, but whoever it is, he says negotiations on the sale of the company's commercial aircraft operations in Wichita, KS, are close to wrapping up.

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CMC Electronics To Supply Satcom Antennas For Air China Cargo Aircraft

CMA-2102 System Has Two Buyers, Three Options

CMC Electronics says it's received confirmation from Air China that its high gain satellite communications (Satcom) antenna system known as the CMA-2102 has been selected for Air China Cargo's new B747-400 freighter aircraft (two firm, three options). This is the second set of orders that CMC Electronics has received from China's flag carrier, which leads the recently established China National Aviation Holding group that also includes China National Aviation Corporation and China Southwest Airlines. Initial orders covered six aircraft (three A340-300s and three B767-300s).

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Parker Hannifin To Build Trent 1000 Fuel Systems

Integral Part Of Boeing's New 787

Parker Hannifin Corp. has been awarded the fuel system for the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine, planned for the Boeing 7E7 (make that 787) Dreamliner. The value of business for Parker exceeds $190 million. Parker has also been named to provide the hydraulic subsystem and other equipment for the aircraft.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-03-02 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-03-02 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes; and Model 757-200 and -200CB series airplanes, that requires inspection of the applicable body station frames for open body station frames and related investigative/corrective actions; and installation of lanyard hook brackets and lanyard assemblies under the air conditioning overhead ducts, as applicable.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-03-01 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-03-01 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Boeing Model 747 series airplanes, that requires repetitive inspections of the nacelle strut-to-wing attachment structure, and repetitive overhaul of the diagonal brace and spring beam load paths, to maintain damage tolerance requirements and ensure long-term structural integrity; and follow-on and corrective actions if necessary.

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