August 2004 
Volume 03, Issue 4 

"No matter what political party you are a part of, no matter whether you are from the north or the south or the east or the west, the spirit of exploration is alive and well amongst the American public."

—Jim Banke of The Space Foundation, discussing the results of a Gallup poll stating that nearly seven in 10 Americans support sending astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars, in the Florida Today newspaper

"In 10 years' time, Ryanair will be able to give away its flight tickets and generate all its revenue from other sources, such as rental cars, destination hotels and airport shops."

—Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary in Germany’s Die Zeit magazine

"In aviation, prevent arguments about a new, computerized profiling system from delaying vital improvements in the "no-fly" and "automatic selectee" lists. Also, give priority to the improvement of checkpoint screening."

—An excerpt from the “Final Report from the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.”

"It’s all about the passenger. People fly to get to where they want to go. People don’t fly to go through hubs."

—Alan Mulally, Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, discussing the value of point-to-point travel, during a press conference last month at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom


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