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NASA Announces New Space Launch System Rocket Program

Posted September 15, 2011 by BNO News

NASA on Wednesday announced that it has already selected a design to develop a new Space Launch System (SLS) to transport astronauts to farther areas in space.

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FAA Downgrades Safety Ratings of Curacao and Saint Maarten, Current Flights Not Affected

Posted January 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday announced that it had downgraded the safety ratings of the Caribbean island nations of Curaçao and Saint Maarten from Category 1 to Category 2.

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NASA and FAA Agree to Jointly Regulate Human Commercial Spaceflight

Posted June 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Federal Aviation Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have reached a landmark agreement that will allow the two agencies to set regulations for the burgeoning commercial space industry.

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FAA Wants To Know Why Boeing 787s Keep Breaking

Posted January 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The FAA has launched an investigation into the recent string of incidents that have plagued Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner.

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Boeing to Pay $4 Million Fine for Inflating Price of B-1 Bomber System

Posted October 27, 2010 by BNO News

The Boeing Company has agreed to pay $4 million to settle a civil lawsuit alleging that the company unlawfully inflated the price it charged the U.S. Air Force to manufacture a system for the B-1 bomber.

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FAA Approves Southwest Airlines Deal to Buy AirTran Airways

Posted February 24, 2011 by BNO News

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday said it had accepted Southwest Airlines’ transition plan to acquire AirTran Airways.

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Naked Man Arrested After Swimming Near JFK Airport Fuel Farm

Posted July 13, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A nude swimmer who wasn’t a turtle washed ashore at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Tuesday.

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UPDATED: Arik Air President Free, but Three Top Execs Arrested for Tax Evasion

Posted October 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Three of Arik Air’s airline’s top executives have been arrested in Nigeria after the company ran up an unpaid tax bill worth more than $21 million.

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British Airways Boeing 747 and 777s cross paths at Boston's Logan International Airport. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)
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British Airways Steward Who Made Fake Bomb Threat to Earn Promotion Gets 6 Months in Jail Instead

Posted August 21, 2012 by BNO News

A British Airways steward who wrote a threat on the back of a toilet door during a flight to Tokyo has been sentenced to jail for six months.

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787 Fire Investigation Now Focusing On Individual Battery Cells: NTSB

Posted January 20, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Investigators looking for the cause of January 7′s Japan Airlines Boeing 787 fire in Boston are working through the three-day weekend.

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American Airlines Hit With Record $24.2 Million FAA Fine

Posted August 26, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued $24.2 million in penalties against American Airlines for maintenance deficiencies on the carrier’s MD-80 jets.

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Mexican Police Make $26 Million Drug Find in Aeromexico Baggage Enroute to Tijuana

Posted January 30, 2011 by BNO News

Around 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of heroin and crystal meth were seized at Guadalajara’s International Airport officials said Sunday.

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FAA Administrator Babbitt Resigns After Drunk Driving Arrest

Posted December 6, 2011 by NYCA Admin

In a statement published by the FAA late Tuesday afternoon, the agency’s Administrator Randy Babbitt announced his resignation. Babbitt had been arrested for drunk driving over the weekend.

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TSA Finds Three Landmines in Woman’s Luggage

Posted May 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A New Jersey woman flying to San Francisco to attend an explosives demonstration packed three shrapnel-filled landmines for the occasion. TSA screeners were not impressed.

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RC Airplane Terror Plotter Sentenced to 17 Years

Posted November 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Rezwan Ferdaus, the man who plotted to fly bomb-laden radio-controlled planes into landmarks, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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Boeing Phantom Ray UAV Hitches Piggyback Ride Aboard NASA Space Shuttle Carrier

Posted December 14, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Boeing’s new Phantom Ray unmanned aircraft took to the air for the first time on Monday, with some help from one of NASA’s 747 Space Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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Two TSA Agents Arrested for Stealing $40,000 from JFK Airport Baggage

Posted February 16, 2011 by BNO News

Two TSA employees have been arrested and are facing charges after allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from checked baggage at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York

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NASA and Russia to Discuss Nuclear-Powered Spaceship Project

Posted April 6, 2011 by BNO News

Russia’s Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, on Monday announced that it will discuss a nuclear-powered spaceship project with NASA, with a nuclear rocket engine design to be completed by next year.

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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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FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Fine Against Colgan Air Over Improper Cabin Crew Fire Training

Posted September 15, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Colgan Air has been assessed $1,892,000 in penalties by the Federal Aviation Administration for operating flights staffed by flight attendants who were not properly trained in the operation of the planes’ cabin fire extinguisher system.

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