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June 05, 2006

AA 767 Engine Blast Closes LAX Runway Friday

Accident Occurred During Engine Run-up

Maintenance crews performing a test run-up on an American Airlines Boeing 767-200 Friday at Los Angeles International Airport were startled when the airliner's left engine caught fire, sending debris across several taxiways and forcing the closure of Runway 25R for about two hours.

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FAA Imposes New Controller Contract

But Will Transition Over Time

The following is a statement from FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, on the passing of the congressional deadline for modification of the FAA's final contract offer to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association submitted April 5.

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Edinburgh Airport Operator To Charge For Aircraft Noise

'As Long As People Fly... There Will Be Noise'

A plan to force commercial aircraft using Edinburgh Airport to switch to quieter aircraft engines may levy fines against RAF and vintage aircraft for engine noise.

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Four Years In, EASA Fights Teething Troubles

Agency Has Little Regulatory Authority So Far

Now coming up on its fourth year of existence, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is still waiting for the aviation industry to figure out, exactly, what role the agency is expected to fill.

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