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October 02, 2005

Boeing Machinists Back On Job... But Is Another Strike Around The Corner?

Next Up: SPEEA

Machinists returned to the assembly lines at Boeing Friday after four weeks on the picket line, but there may be little time for celebration as a potential showdown with engineers and technical workers now looms on the horizon.

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Osprey Magazine Ad 'Unleashes Hell'

Companies Apologize For Image Of Troops Attacking Mosque

Officials from Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron are attempting to ease fallout in the Islamic community caused by an advertisement that ran recently in the National Journal and Armed Forces Journal magazines.

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Aero-Views: What Happens When Your Airfield Has A History

Workers Find Holocaust Remains At Stuttgart Base

By Aero-News Senior Correspondent Kevin R.C. "Hognose" O'Brien Over many years I occasionally trod the ground at Stuttgart Army Airfield in Stuttgart-Echterdingen, Germany. A macabre discovery at the airfield has unnerved all of us who served there or visited there, however briefly. Workers rebuilding the entrance of the field, as part of an upgrade for new security standards, found a shallow mass grave last Monday, and exhumed human remains Monday and Tuesday.

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Replica Goes Down At Wright-Patterson Fly-In

Injured Pilot Apologizes For Forced Landing

A WWI-replica Nieuport-28 suffered apparent engine failure on climb out and made a forced landing while participating in a re-enactment during the Dawn Patrol Rendezvous Fly-In at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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New Crew On Its Way To ISS

Astronaut, Cosmonaut, And 'Tourist' Will Dock Monday

The 12th International Space Station crew and one "space flight participant" lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome late Friday night, heading towards a Monday rendezvous with the orbiting space station.

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Three Believed Dead After Medevac Copter Goes Down Near Seattle

Pilot Had Survived Another Accident In 2002

Coast Guard rescue crews searching the waters off the coast near Seattle, WA have located debris from a Agusta A109/Mk II medevac helicopter that went down Thursday night as it was returning to base after dropping off a passenger at a nearby hospital.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Cast: X-Prize Founder Dr. Peter Diamandis

Listen As He Talks About The Risks And Rewards Of Private Space Flight

It's hard to believe, but this coming Tuesday will mark one year already since Burt Rutan and his crew at Scaled Composites touched the heavens for the second time with the privately-funded SpaceShipOne, capturing the dreams of many while in the process winning the $10 million Ansari X-Prize.

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NTSB: Weather, Icing Possible Factors In February Citation Accident

Jet Went Down On Approach to Pueblo Memorial Airport

NTSB investigators are looking at the strong possibility that freezing weather and improper use of deicing equipment were factors in the February 16 downing of a Cessna 560 bizjet outside Pueblo, CO, according to the NTSB preliminary report into the accident.

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FSS Transitions To Lockheed Martin Tuesday

Pilots Should See No Immediate Changes

When Lockheed Martin takes over flight service station services next Tuesday, it is expected pilots probably won't notice the difference.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (10.02.05)

"We didn't actually hover an Osprey over a mosque." Source: Bell Helicopter VP Mike Cox, in response to an advertisement published last month, and again by accident last week, depicting a hovering CV-22 Osprey deploying troops onto the smoking roof of an Islamic mosque. Bell Helicopter, Boeing, and the National Journal magazine have come under fire from Islamic rights organizations for the ad, saying such an image fuels the cause of Muslim extremists against the US.

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California TFR: UFN

NOTAM: 5/8981 Issued: 09/30/2005 21:50 Effective: Immediately - Until Further Notice State: CA Facility: ZLA - LOS ANGELES (ARTCC)PALMDALE, CA. Type: HAZARDS Description: VAN NUYS, CALIFORNIA

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