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Boeing probes sabotage

Thursday June 07 by Claudia bourne
Boeing Co. inspectors have discovered intentional wire damage on at least seven Boeing 737s at a company assembly plant in Renton, Wash., the company confirmed to CNN Thursday. The damage was found during routine service testing over the past two weeks. Boeing says it notified the FAA of the sabotage Tuesday.

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Where air passengers pay the most

Wednesday June 06 by Claudia bourne
Airline passengers in Charlotte, N.C.; Cincinnati; and Richmond, Va., pay the nation’s highest air fares, as much as 61 percent more than the average flier, the Federal Aviation Administration reported Monday.

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Airport screening examined for impact on minorities

Wednesday June 06 by Claudia bourne
The U.S. Transportation Department opened an investigation on Monday of whether a high tech airline passenger screening system unfairly singles out minorities for additional security checks. But one group that represents the people the agency sought to protect from profiling objected to the investigation, saying plans to question planeloads of passengers about their race, religion and other personal characteristics for comparison purposes was overly intrusive and unnecessary.

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What Went Wrong?

Wednesday July 26 by Claudia bourne
The pilot of the doomed Air France Concorde that crashed just outside Paris insisted that the thrust reverser on one of the plane’s engines be changed before takeoff, the airline said today. The part was changed, Air France said in a statement. The thrust reverser was on engine number two, the engine suspected of blowing and causing the crash. “There was work done on the plane just before the flight and there was a flight delay. It was work on an engine,” said Francois Brousse, vice president of Air France corporate communications.

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Disney plans third Anaheim park

Tuesday July 25 by Claudia bourne
Walt Disney Co. hopes to build a third theme park in Anaheim, Calif., the birthplace of its worldwide resorts, the company said Sunday on a Web site outlining its plans. The project could include a new theme park or water rides to go alongside existing Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, a theme park which opens in early 2001, Disney said.

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