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July 01, 2005

Imprisoned: Moscow Airport Police Captain

Convicted In Double Airliner Bombing

A police captain at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his part in a double suicide bombing that brought down two aircraft last August.

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Greece Makes The Grade

FAA Raises Safety Rating

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Thursday it was raising Greece's safety rating to the highest international safety category following a reassessment of that country's civil aviation authority conducted in May 2005.

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LAN Airlines Buys 25 Airbus Aircraft

With Options For More

LAN Airlines S.A. announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors authorized the acquisition of 25 Airbus A318 and A319 aircraft. The company also signed up for 15 options for similar aircraft.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-13-40 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-13-40 SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Boeing Model 727 airplanes equipped with an auxiliary fuel tank having a fuel pump installed. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to include limitations on operating the fuel pumps for the auxiliary fuel tank.

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