Archive for December, 2011

A UPS Airbus A300 (N166UP) delivering Christmas cheer to Des Moines

Final Call: Man Tries to Smuggle 247 Live Animals Onto Plane, Major Southwest and AirTran Unions Agree to Seniority Pacts

Pilots and flight attendants at the newly merged Southwest and AirTran have agreed to combine their seniority lists, travel sites are pissed at Google, more claims of dangerous radiation from TSA scanners, and more...
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On This Day in Aviation History: December 27th

Apollo 8 splashes down after orbiting the Moon, US planes bomb a volcano to divert a lava flow, a Scandinavian Airlines flight crashes in Stockholm, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.


On This Day in Aviation History: December 26th

A big day for the Russians, as Aeroflot begins Il-86 flights, the Tu-144 begins operations, and the first Soviet flight exceeding the sound barrier.
by Phil Derner Jr.



FAA Clears Santa’s New NextGen-Equipped Sleigh for Flights

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors have given the thumbs-up for the reindeer-powered sleigh known as Santa One to fly on Christmas Eve so Santa Claus can deliver presents to children around the world. The ...
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10 Big Points About In-Flight Wi-Fi From Gogo’s IPO Filing

America's biggest in-flight internet provider just filed to go public. What does that mean for flyers, airlines and investors?
by Dan Frommer