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November 14, 2004

Spare F-15 Scores For PACAF Team

The Pacific Air Forces team put big points on the William Tell scoreboard after a touch-and-go start in their first event November 9 at Tyndall Air Force Base (FL).

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US Airways Files Comprehensive Labor Motion

US Airways Group, Inc. has filed a comprehensive motion to initiate proceedings for rejection of collective bargaining agreements.

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FAA Honored For Excellence In Strategic Planning

The Federal Aviation Administration has been given an award that recognizes it as an organization “at the leading edge of strategic practice” by the Association for Strategic Planning, a California-based professional association dedicated to advancing strategic thought, development and practice.

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FAA Socks Southeast Airlines With $240K+ Fine

The FAA has proposed a total of $242,250 in fines against Southeast Airlines, based out of St Petersburg (FL), for failing to perform inspections that were due on three of their eight aircraft, among other allegations.

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Pensacola Spirits Ride High On Blue Wings

Just a few months ago, Hurricane Ivan roared through the city of Pensacola, destroying or damaging thousands of homes. The evidence is still there -- you can easily see that thousands of those homes are still covered by temporary blue roofs.

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Cassini Busy As A Bee Over Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft is in an excellent state of health. operating normally and getting ready for a very busy coming week.

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ISS-10 Status Report

Expedition 10 Commander Leroy Chiao this week extended his reach beyond the confines of the pressurized compartments of the International Space Station as he and Flight Engineer Salizhan Sharipov near the one month mark in space since launch October 14.

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DOT Denies Full FedEx 9/11 Compensation Request

FedEx Corporation has announced that the United States Department of Transportation has issued a final order in its administrative review of the FedEx Express claim for compensation under the Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act.

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Aero News Quote of the Day (11.14.04)

"Our financial partners have made it very clear that we cannot expect their support and continued participation in our restructuring without a competitive cost structure, and competitive labor, pension and benefit costs are critical components of the cost structure at every successful airline. Our negotiating position is that we are seeking costs that are consistent with those at low-cost carriers that have now become the defining force in the marketplace." Source: US Airways President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce R. Lakefield, commenting on the company's bankruptcy court filing, requesting permission to reject labor agreements, reduce retiree benefits, and terminate defined benefit retirement plans as measures to reduce costs prior to an exp

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