TRAVERSE CITY, MI – Ford Motor Co. dismisses as “rumors and gossip” reported plans to ground the Lincoln Aviator – in 2005, or any time soon. “We aren’t canceling the Aviator,” says President and Chief Operating Officer Nick Scheele, at the Management Briefing Seminars here. Lincoln Aviator bowed at 2002 New York auto show. Referring to media reports that declare the new SUV is in a death spiral, Scheele adds: “I really find it astonishing. Two unnamed suppliers say that we are ...

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