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Eruption of Mount Merapi Disrupts Flights as Death Toll Rises

Posted November 10, 2010 by BNO News

The death toll in Indonesia’s Mount Merapi eruptions risen to 191 on Wednesday as international airlines again cancel and postpone routes to and from the region.

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Boeing to Boost 737 Production

Posted January 30, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Some much needed good news was delivered by Boeing, yesterday, as they announced that the rate of production of the 737 has been increased to 38 airplanes per month. Over the past two years, the Next-Generation 737 has seen its production increased by more than 20 percent, from just over 31 per month, to the […]

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Air Lease Corporation Finalizes Order of 60 Boeing 737-800s

Posted October 4, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Boeing announced on Monday that Air Lease Corporation has completed an agreement to purchase up to 60 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports

Posted October 19, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

The TSA has been removing X-ray body scanners from airports and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.

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Back TZ The Future: Singapore’s Scoot to Resurrect IATA Code of ATA

Posted May 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Scoot, the new no frills, long-haul carrier launched by Singapore Airlines, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has assigned it a new two-character flight designator code: TZ.

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Air Traffic Control Equipment Failure Disrupts Flights Over Northern Europe

Posted August 20, 2010 by BNO News

An equipment malfunction at Eurocontrol disrupted hundreds of flights over northern Europe Friday afternoon.

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An AirTran Boeing 717-200 (N950AT) wearing a special Little Debbie decal. (Photo by Cary Liao)
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Delta Air Lines to Snatch Up AirTran’s Entire Boeing 717 Fleet

Posted May 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines announced on Tuesday that it had reached a deal with Southwest Airlines to take delivery of all 88 Boeing 717 aircraft in the AirTran fleet should Delta’s pilots ratify a new collective bargaining agreement.

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The Reality Behind the “Hawaii Near Collision”

Posted May 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Recently, a passenger’s account of a near collision between his flight and another near Hawaii has received a lot of attention. However, all was not as he made it seem. We separate the facts from the fiction and explain why this is proof that the system works.

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North Korean Commerce Minister Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted February 17, 2012 by BNO News

North Korean commerce minister Kim Bong-cheol was killed on Tuesday when his helicopter crashed on a small island in North Pyongan province, according to a news report on Thursday. Four others were also killed.

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United Airlines Launches Flights Between Los Angeles and Hilo, Hawaii

Posted June 11, 2011 by Brandon Farris

United Airlines on Thursday inaugurated new daily service between Los Angeles and Hilo, Hawai’i aboard 737-800 jets.

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The Logbook: UAV Video Feed for Only $26!

Posted December 17, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s daily digest, enemy forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hacking into Predator drone video feeds, AirTran launches new Orlando Magic scheme, Air Canada announces Heathrow service with an A319, and Sky Harbor volunteers offer free gift wrapping services.

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US Airways Brings Last Recent Heritage Paint Scheme to Town

Posted May 18, 2006 by Phil Derner Jr.

An Airbus A319 in a new Piedmont classic color scheme made its first visit to LaGuardia today.

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Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380

Posted May 31, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Malaysia Airlines this week took delivery of their first Airbus A380, becoming the eighth airline to operate the superjumbo aircraft.

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Boeing Delivers Refurbished E-4B ‘Doomsday Plane’ to US Air Force

Posted February 17, 2010 by NYCA Admin

One of the Air Force’s four “Doomsday Planes” has been returned to service following an eleven month overhaul by Boeing.

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This Day in History: NASA Officially Established

Posted July 29, 2014 by Steven Paduchak

On this day in 1958, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act in an effort to further advance America in space exploration.

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Airbus Confirms New Winglets for A320

Posted November 17, 2009 by Mark Hsiung

After years of testing and experimentation, Airbus emerges from the closet with “sharklets” on their A320s.

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Spring Airlines A320 B-1951 takes off on its delivery flight from Tolouse. (Photograph by Christophe Ramos)
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Chinese Airline Considers Installing Hannibal Lecter-Style “Standing Seats”

Posted June 29, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Shanghai-based Spring Airlines wants to remove all the seats from its jets. The low-cost carrier has 13 Airbus A320s, but the lengthy wait for new aircraft is making it difficult to keep up with surging demand. A seatless plane would increase capacity 40%.

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AirTran to Increase Checked Bag Fee by $5

Posted August 18, 2010 by BNO News

AirTran Airways announced on Wednesday that they will increase their first checked bag fee by $5 starting September 1st.

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

Posted December 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

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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Jet Owned by Nascar’s Jimmie Johnson Skids Off Key West Runway

Posted October 31, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A plane owned by Jimmie Johnson Racing skidded off a runway in Key West Monday night, sending four occupants to the hospital. The five-time NASCAR champion was not on board.

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