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April 15, 2004

Delta Posts 13th Straight Loss

This Time: $383 Million In The Red

Here come those tears again -- the tears investors in Delta Airlines have now shed for the past 13 straight quarters. Delta lost money again during the first quarter of 2004 -- $383 million -- and warned this can't go on much longer.

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CAPT Program Graduates Earn MD-90 EFD Captain's Type Rating

First Turbojet Ratings Issued by Embry-Riddle

Thomas J. Aude and Wade Wallace, graduates of the groundbreaking Commercial Airline Pilot Training (CAPT) Program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach (FL) have become the first graduates of the program to earn their Boeing MD-90 EFD captain's type rating.

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AD: Fokker

AD NUMBER: 2004-08-01 MANUFACTURER: Fokker SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-08-01 SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 series airplanes, that requires a magnetic inspection of the sliding members of the main landing gear (MLG) for cracking, and replacement of the sliding members with serviceable parts, if necessary. This action is necessary to prevent fatigue cracking of the sliding member, which could result in possible separation of the MLG from the airplane and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane upon landing and possible injury to passengers. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2004-07-22 MANUFACTURER: Boeing (Correction) SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-07-22 SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes two existing airworthiness directives (ADs), applicable to all Boeing Model 747 series airplanes, that currently require that the FAA-approved maintenance inspection program be revised to include inspections that will give no less than the required damage tolerance rating for each structural significant item, and repair of cracked structure. Those ADs were prompted by a structural re-evaluation that identified additional structural elements where, if damage were to occur, supplemental inspections may be required for timely detection of fatigue cracking. This amendment requires additiona

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