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October 01, 2005

O'Hare Expansion Halted Before It Begins

'Let's Go'... No, Wait

Hours after the city of Chicago received approval from the FAA to begin immediate construction on new runways and facilities intended to ease congestion at O'Hare International Airport, the US Court of Appeals halted the process to consider an emergency appeal from opponents to the expansion.

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Veteran NASA Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar Retires

Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar (Ph.D.), a veteran of five space shuttle flights, has retired from NASA to become president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington.

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FACTS: Get Hypoxia In Your Office

FACTS Training Takes Hypoxia Awareness Simulation And Training To Client's Facility

FACTS Training has informed ANN that the Hypoxia Awareness/Decompression module in their FACTS emergency procedures training curriculum is available, as a stand alone safety program, at a client's facility.

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CAF Rides Again -- For Disaster Relief

Venerable Douglas Warbirds Did Their Bit, 60 Years On

The Commemorative Air Force, the nationwide warbird operator, did its bit for hurricane relief. Some of its planes flew from Austin, Texas, safely outside the disaster zone, into hard-hit Slidell, Louisiana (just across Lake Ponchartrain from New Orleans; it's where the oft-photographed destroyed I-10 bridge led to) as well as to Baton Rouge, Hammond, Lafayette and Bogalusa.

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Engine Alliance Delivers First A380 Engines to Airbus

GP7200 Compliance/Test Engines Now In Toulouse

The Engine Alliance (EA) has reached a major milestone in the development of its GP7200 engine with delivery of the first four compliance/flight test engines for the Airbus A380.

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Sportys Intro's 'Flying the Garmin GPSMAP 396' DVD

Sportys' latest DVD release tackles the latest new portable GPS system from Garmin.

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Upgraded: Cirrus Design's Kate Dougherty

One of the real joys of working in in the aviation business are some of the truly exceptional folks that make this industry so much fun to work in. Among our favorites is Cirrus Design's irrepressible Kate Dougherty.

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Aviation Laboratories Reopens

Reopens Kenner (New Orleans) Facility

Aviation Laboratories is still shaking itself out in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and while it may not be business as normal, at least they're back to business.

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AEW 12/AEWWINGLANT Commodores Mark Wing Disestablishment

New Tasking Reflects "Today's Navy"

Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing, US Atlantic Fleet (COMAEWWINGLANT) merged with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing, US Pacific Fleet (COMAEWWINGPAC) during an afternoon ceremony at Breezy Point Officer’s Club at Naval Station Norfolk September 23rd. That means COMAEWWINGPAC will command all E-2C Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound squadrons from Naval Air Weapons Station Point Mugu, CA, under the new title of Commander, Airborne Command, Control, Logistics Wing (COMACCLOGWING). The change in name reflects the changes and increased missions of the E-2C Hawkeye and the C-2A Greyhound aircraft in today’s Navy.

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Danish Air Force Pays Santa For Killing Rudolph

"We're More Than Happy To Pay If It Means Children Get Their Presents"

'Twas two months after Christmas and Rudolph was grazing, Unmindful of what would be a most fatal hazing. In a Danish meadow the reindeer was lumbering, When it seems out of nowhere two F-16s came a-thundering.

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ANN Free Classifieds Featured Ad: Aventura

For Sale: Aventura

1999 2-place Exp. amphibian w/ 100hp Rotax 912S, 243 hrs TTAE. The airframe is anodized aluminum tubes. Fiberglass one piece hull. Dacron clear-coated Tail/wings. Always hangared. http://www.texas-flyer.com/aventura  Exterior Quality: 8, Interior Quality: 8 Used, will sell for $32,000.00 (or best offer)

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.01.05)

"In our domestic fleet, [the proposal] would put us below all of our legacy peers, in or out of bankruptcy, and below regional carriers such as Comair. For what's proposed for people in our domestic fleet, some could make more money driving a truck, and that's not union rhetoric. That's the truth." Source: Airlines Capt. Mark McClain, chairman of Northwest's ALPA unit, quoted by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune after the airline demanded another $358 million in concessions from the pilots. On top of a 15-percent paycut agreed upon in December, this new request would take away another one-third of pilots' pay.

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