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April 23, 2006

FAA Raises Venezuela's Safety Rating, Likely Averting Crisis

Ban On American Planes Was Set For Tuesday

In a move that will likely avert a potential crisis that would have either banned or strictly limited flights by US airlines to and from Venezuela, the FAA announced Friday the agency upgraded the safety rating of that country's airlines to Category 1 status, following a reassessment of Venezuela's civil aviation authority.

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Passengers, Secret Service Agents Subdue Man On UA Flight

Tried To Open Door, Claimed To Have Bomb; Plane Diverts To DEN

Three Secret Service agents on their way west to join President Bush's entourage in California got some field experience of their own Friday, when a man onboard United Airlines Flight 735 attempted to open a cabin door at altitude, and later claimed to have a bomb.

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Macedonian Airlines Takes Delivery Of Bombardier CRJ900 Airliner

Bombardier Aerospace announced last week that Macedonian Airlines (MAT), the designated flag carrier of Macedonia, took delivery of a Bombardier CRJ900 regional jet on April 13, 2006.

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