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Relaxation of the terrorist threat alert to yellow means orange-level flight restrictions have been taken off. The gateway airport requirements for the DC-3 airports have been eliminated and waivers are being issued for sports stadium overflights and for operations in the National Capital Region. Check the NOTAMs...

Air France's last Concorde flight left New York Saturday for Paris. Air France says it decided to end its supersonic era after a deadly crash, maintenance costs and decreasing ridership turned the four-hour transatlantic service into a money-loser. British Airways will stop its Concorde service in October...

The National Business Aviation Association has named a former United Air Lines executive as its new president. Shelley Longmuir was senior vice president for international/regulatory and governmental affairs with UAL. Longmuir takes over from Jack Olcott on June 24...

This year's all-women Air Race Classic will end in Kitty Hawk. The 1905-mile race will begin June 21 in Pratt, Kan., and wind its way to Kitty Hawk on June 24. About 40 teams are entered and top prize is $5,000...

Charles "Charley" Celli has been appointed VP and manager of Gulfstream's Dallas operation. Celli was director of service center operations at Gulfstream's Savannah facility. Celli has come up through the ranks. He started out as a structure and fuel tank mechanic in 1987...

Boeing set a record for the heaviest takeoff weight of a twin-engine airplane when it launched a 777 ER from Edwards Air Force base weighing 774,600 pounds, about 25,000 pounds over its certificated weight. Boeing wanted to overload the plane to test various takeoff conditions without refueling...

AOPA has published arrival procedures for its annual fly-in June 7. Procedures differ this year because of the Washington ADIZ and Camp David prohibited area. It doesn't get any easier on the ground. Wet weather and construction at Frederick Municipal Airport have limited parking areas.