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March 01, 2005

Pakistani 777 Evacuated In Manchester

Overheated Undercarriage Clears Cabin

More than 330 passengers and crew members rushed for the exits on board a Pakistani Airlines 777 Tuesday, forced to evacuate by what appeared to be a fire in the aircraft's undercarriage.

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Continental Pilots, Management Reach Tentative Agreement

But Will The Rank And File Go Along?

Negotiators for the pilots of Continental Airlines, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), Tuesday reached a tentative agreement on a 45-month labor agreement with management that provides job protection, pension protection and upside protection while affording Continental the pilot cost savings the company sought to support its business plan.

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AK TFR: 03/01/05 (SpaceFlight!)

NOTAM: 5/1571 Issued: 03/01/2005 04:20 Effective: - State: AK Facility: ZAN - ANCHORAGE (ARTCC),AK. Type: SPACE FLIGHT Description: FAIRBANKS, AK

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Progress Heads For ISS

Spaceship Loaded With Food, Water, Supplies

A Russian Progress supply ship successfully lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Tuesday, carrying food, water, oxygen and other essentials to the International Space Station.

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Fly, Fossett, Fly!

So Far, So Good In Adventurer's 'Round-The-World Solo Attempt

REAL TIME UPDATE: 0830 EST Pilot/adventurer Steve Fossett reportedly spent a trouble-free night on the first leg of his attempt to set a new world record -- around the world solo, without refueling.

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Snowbound!

Late Winter Storm Bogs Down Hundreds Of Flights

It's the second major winter storm to blast the Northeast in a week and it's snarling air traffic nationwide, given the ripple effect centered on New York and New Jersey.

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Lufthansa May Sue President Bush

Airlines Complains About Flight Delays And Cancellations

President Bush went to Europe last week to do a little fence-mending. In the wake of his trip, he may have to do a little more. Lufthansa is contemplating a lawsuit against the president because that goodwill jaunt forced the cancellation or delay of several company flights in and out of Frankfurt.

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Ballooning From New Mexico To Old

Mexican City Wants To Hold Balloon Festivals

Let's face it. Relations between the US and Mexico haven't been the greatest since President George W. Bush decided to invade Iraq. So let's call this a grassroots attempt to brighten the landscape along the Rio Grande -- Mexican overtures to create a "bilateral" balloon fiesta.

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Flying? Leave The Lighter At Home

TSA Adds Lighters to List of Items Prohibited Beyond Airport Checkpoints

The TSA Monday announced that all lighters will be prohibited from sterile areas of airports and onboard aircraft.

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Aero-Reviews: Garmin iQue 3600a, Part IV

In the previous installment of this review, we flew and drove the Garmin iQue 3600a, and talked about the powerful mapping and routing features of the unit. This is the fourth and final installment of the review.

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Hawkeye IMC Up, Running, Flying at Point Mugu

The much-anticipated Integrated Maintenance Concept at Point Mugu, Calif., became a reality Jan. 19 with the first induction of the E-2C Hawkeye. The concept integrates the fleet and Depot maintainers to support the warfighter by working together on the E-2C.

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Head Of Vietnam's CAA Attempts Suicide

Found As He Was Setting Himself On Fire

The former director of Vietnam's Central Aviation Airport Authority is hospitalized -- his condition unknown -- after he was spotted setting himself on fire over the weekend. Vietnam's state media said it's not certain whether Nguyen Lai will survive.

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Air War Between Israel And Cyprus?

Cyprus's Aviation Chief Bans Israeli Airline -- Israel Threatens To Do The Same

Is there a battle brewing between civil aviation officials on Cyprus and in Israel?

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Caption Contest: Fingers Were Flying Last Week!

And You Wrote Some Funny Stuff, Too!

Here's the picture... And here are the amazingly funny things you wrote about it.

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AOPA Concerned About 'Shortsighted' VOR Decommissioning

Cost-Cutting Gone Too Far? Is FAA cost-cutting on VORs going to harm the national air navigation system? AOPA is concerned that recent actions in the Northeast may be a harbinger of things to come.

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TSA Commits Federal Screeners to Support DOD

They'll Help Staff A Center For Severely Injured US Troops

The TSA says it will participate in efforts by the Department of Defense to establish and staff an operations center designed to assist injured US troops and their families.

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Aspen Avionics Ships AT300

Hazard Display And Terrain Awareness

Aspen Avionics says its AT300 Multifunction Hazard Awareness Display has entered full-rate production and is now being shipped to dealers. First end-customer deliveries of the non-certified AT300 display occurred in January.

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Rockwell Collins Announces Engineer And Inventor Of The Year Awards

Seven Employees Honored

Seven Rockwell Collins employees were honored for their outstanding excellence in engineering and innovation at the fourth annual Rockwell Collins Engineer of the Year celebration on Feb. 27 in Herndon, VA.

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BizJet Becomes Rolls Overhaul Facility

It's Another "Milestone"

BizJet International received final approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to become an authorized Rolls-Royce Overhaul Facility for Tay MK 611-8 engines.

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AD: Boeing

AD NUMBER: 2005-04-14 MANUFACTURER: Boeing SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2005-04-14 SUMMARY: The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 757-200, 757-200CB, and 757-200PF series airplanes.

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