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Tornado Hits Sun n’ Fun Airshow in Florida, Flipping Planes and Injuring Spectators

Posted March 31, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A tornado tore through Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in central Florida, flipping over planes and injuring revelers attending the annual Sun n’ Fun Fly-in and Expo, according to published reports.

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WTO Rules Boeing Received $5.3 Billion in Illegal Government Subsidies

Posted March 31, 2011 by BNO News

The World Trade Organization on Thursday announced that plane manufacturer Boeing received at least $5.3 billion in illegal U.S. subsidies, following a complaint by the European Union






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American Airlines Suspends Two Japan Flights

Posted March 30, 2011 by BNO News

American Airlines on Wednesday announced the suspension of their new New York-Haneda route and one of their two Dallas-Narita flights.






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Chinese Government Plane Missing in Northwestern Part of Country

Posted March 30, 2011 by BNO News

A small government aircraft went missing while flying over northwestern China on Tuesday evening, state-run media reported.






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FAA Suspends Controller After Southwest Jet Close Call Over Florida

Posted March 30, 2011 by BNO News

Federal investigators have suspended an air traffic controller in Florida after giving instructions to a Southwest Airlines passenger plane to check on an unresponsive small airplane, causing them to fly too close to each other.






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Vintage Plane Crash in Texas Kills Pilot and His Parents

Posted March 28, 2011 by BNO News

A small vintage airplane crashed in west Texas, killing a local firefighter and his parents.






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Newark Liberty International Airport control tower.
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Newark Airport Control Tower Evacuated Due to Fire Alarm

Posted March 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Flights were halted Friday evening when a fire forced the evacuation of Newark Liberty Airport’s control tower.






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ATC Audio: NTSB Investigating Sleeping Air Traffic Controller at Reagan National Airport

Posted March 25, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation after the sole air traffic controller at Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport fell asleep on duty.






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On This Day in Aviation History: March 25th

Posted March 25, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

The first female Concorde pilot flies for British Airways, Qantas drops the 707 and becomes all-747, Piedmont takes on the biggest 737 fleet, seven crashes on this day, and more…






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The front office a B767-300 can get hectic in a hurry no matter how skilled the pilots in the seats. (Photo by Brian Futterman)
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The Clock Is Ticking: Inside the Cockpit of a Japan-Bound Airliner During the Quake

Posted March 25, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Airline pilot and NYCAviation columnist Justin Schlechter gives us a glimpse into the flightdeck while pilots manage the stresses of trying to land in Japan immediately after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.






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