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‘My Bad’: South Korean Military Apologizes for Shooting at Passenger Jet

Posted June 20, 2011 by BNO News

South Korean military officials on Monday apologized after its troops mistakenly opened fire on an Asiana Airlines passenger plane early Friday morning when they misidentified it for a North Korean military plane.

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United Airlines Fined Nearly $600K Over Flawed Drug Test Procedures

Posted June 19, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Friday proposed to assess a civil penalty of more than half a million dollars against United Airlines for allegedly violating FAA and DOT regulations for random drug and alcohol testing of safety-sensitive employees.

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Top 10 Southwest Airlines Photos on Their 40th Birthday

Posted June 18, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Southwest Airlines began their fantastic rise to becoming one of the nation’s top airlines 40 years ago today. Here are 10 of our favorite photos of Southwest jets in action.

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Prosecuted Pants-Dragging Plane Passenger Popped from Pen

Posted June 18, 2011 by BNO News

The University of New Mexico football player who was arrested at San Francisco International Airport for wearing saggy pants has been released on bail.

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South Korean Troops Try to Shoot Down Airliner After Mistaking it for North Korean Jet

Posted June 18, 2011 by BNO News

South Korean troops mistakenly opened fire at an Asiana Airlines passenger plane early Friday morning after misidentifying it as a North Korean military plane, the Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

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United Airlines Flights Disrupted by Nationwide Computer Outage

Posted June 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

United Airlines service was at least partially shut down Friday night due to a glitch “interrupting departures, airport processing and reservations,” according to the Chicago-based carrier.

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Delta Regional Carrier Fined $425K for Not Inspecting Planes After Lightning Strikes

Posted June 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The FAA announced Thursday that it had proposed a $425,000 civil penalty against Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines for not conducting mandatory inspections of two Bombardier CRJ jets after they were struck by lightning in 2008.

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Government Could Force End to Air Canada Strike, Warns Canadian Labor Minister

Posted June 15, 2011 by BNO News

The government of Canada on Tuesday announced that it could end the Air Canada strike by Thursday if the airline and its employees on strike are unable to reach a new contract agreement.

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TAAG Angola Receives First Boeing 777-300ER

Posted June 14, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing today delivered the first of two 777-300ER widebody jets to TAAG Angola Airlines, the first of the type to be purchased by an African carrier.

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PHOTOS: Lufthansa Begins First Airbus A380 Service to Miami

Posted June 13, 2011 by Mark Lawrence

Another page was added to the journals of South Florida aviation history on Friday with the arrival of the first Lufthansa A380 superjumbo jet at Miami International Airport.

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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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US Airways Computers Crash Nationwide: All Flights Grounded

Posted June 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

US Airways’ computer system—including their website—reportedly crashed Friday evening, crippling the airline’s flight check-ins nationwide and leaving thousands of passengers grounded.

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Spirit Strippermobile Brings Airline’s Notoriously Risque Marketing to the Offline World

Posted June 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Spirit Airlines, still high from the attention earned by throwing a “Big Weiner Sale” on its website earlier this week, has stepped it up a giant notch by driving a glass truck filled with pole dancers and painted with sexually charged double entendres.

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Air New Zealand Engine Explosion Forces Emergency Landing

Posted June 9, 2011 by BNO News

An Air New Zealand 767-300ER was forced to make an emergency landing after a series of explosions in one of the aircraft’s engines drew scares among passengers.

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Argentina Air Carriers Suspend All Flights Due to Chile Volcano

Posted June 7, 2011 by BNO News

Argentina’s airlines on Tuesday suspended all flights indefinitely due to safety concerns in regards to the volcanic ash stemming from the Chilean Puyehue volcano.

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Video: Passengers Say Truck Hit El Al Plane Before Landing Gear Emergency

Posted June 6, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Did a truck hit the El Al Boeing 777-200ER that made an emergency landing due to a malfunction on May 23rd?

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Airlines to See 78 Percent Profit Drop This Year: IATA

Posted June 6, 2011 by BNO News

The International Air Transport Association on Monday further downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion, which would represent a 78 percent drop compared to last year.

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Video: Delta 767 Blows Tire During Takeoff Roll

Posted June 2, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Video captured Delta Air Lines Flight 267 as it blew a tire on its right main landing gear while taking off from Detroit for a trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil on Wednesday.

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Passengers Mutiny After 7 Hours Stranded on Middle East Airlines Jet

Posted June 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Passengers on a Middle East Airlines flight bound for Beirut began to scuffle with crewmembers when the plane got stuck on the ground at London’s Heathrow Airport for several hours.

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Initial Air France Flight 447 Black Box Info Raises More Questions Than Answers: Pilot

Posted May 31, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Pilot/columnist Justin Schlechter examines what might have happened in the cockpit over the Atlantic on June 1st, 2009.

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