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United Orders Winglets for Boeing 767-300ER Fleet

Posted June 21, 2011 by Brandon Farris

United Continental Holdings and Aviation Partners announced that an order has been placed for 14 sets of winglets to be used on United’s 767-300ERs.

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JetBlue Orders 40 New Airbus A320neo and 30 A321 Aircraft, Will Add Winglets to Entire Fleet

Posted June 21, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue has announced a major order of new Airbus jets as well as several other fleet modifications, the largest since the airline’s inception.

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Plane Crash in Northwest Russia Kills 44

Posted June 21, 2011 by BNO News

A RusLine Tupolev Tu-134 crashed on a road and burned while attempting to land in northwestern Russia Monday night, killing all but eight passengers on board.

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Plane Crash in Russia Kills ‘Many’

Posted June 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Many people were killed when a RusAero Tupolev Tu-134 passenger plane crashed Monday in northwestern Russia.

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PHOTOS: First Airbus A380 for China Southern Emerges from the Paint Shop

Posted June 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Airbus has released photos of the first A380 super jumbo jet destined for China Southern Airlines. The Guangzhou-based carrier will become the world’s seventh operator of the A380 when this aircraft is delivered in the second half of this year.

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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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