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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Reno Air Race Crash

Posted September 23, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary report into the P-51 Mustang crash at the Reno Air Races on Sept. 16th which left 11 people dead and 74 injured.

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Iran Air to Raise $1.2 Billion Over Coming Weeks Through Privatization

Posted February 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

More than half of Iran Air will be sold to private investors by March 19th, the government-owned airline’s managing director, Farhad Parvaresh, said on Friday.

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Man Who Plotted RC Airplane Bomb Attacks Pleads Guilty

Posted July 10, 2012 by BNO News

Rezwan Ferdaus will plead guilty to a plot to fly explosives-filled remote-controlled planes into the Pentagon and US Capitol.

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China Approves New $11.2 Billion Beijing Airport

Posted January 14, 2013 by AFP

Chinese leaders have given final approval for a long-awaited new $11.2 billion international airport in Beijing to ease congestion at PEK.

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Orlando International Airport to Receive $23 Million Stimulus Security Upgrade

Posted August 6, 2010 by BNO News

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on Friday that $23 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds were awarded to the Orlando International airport to improve its security technology.

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ANA to Pay $73 Million Fine Over Price Fixing Scheme

Posted November 1, 2010 by BNO News

All Nippon Airways has agreed to plead guilty and will pay a $73 million criminal fine for its role in two separate conspiracies to fix prices in the air transportation industry, the U.S. Justice department said on Monday.

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VIDEO: Russian Investigators Blame Pilot Error for Plane Crash That Killed Polish President

Posted January 13, 2011 by BNO News

Russia on Wednesday announced that a pilot error was the main cause of the fatal plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other officials last year.

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Delta Drops 24 Rural Destinations, Asks Feds for Bigger Subsidies

Posted July 15, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines announced Friday that it would discontinue 24 routes, most of them serving rural cities for which the airline receives federal subsidies.

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Las Vegas Set to Celebrate New Terminal at McCarran Airport

Posted March 13, 2012 by Dan Landson

This summer McCarran Airport will will cut the ribbon on its new $2.4 billion Terminal 3.

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Philippine Airlines’ major fleet modernisation will be based on the carrier’s acquisition of 44 single-aisle Airbus jetliners (consisting of 34 A321ceo and 10 A321neo versions), along with 10 widebody A330-300s. (Image by Airbus)
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Philippines Hoping Aviation Safety Reforms Lead to Removal From US and EU Blacklists

Posted September 18, 2012 by BNO News

Officials in the Philippines are hoping to repair the country’s air safety rating with US and European authorities.

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Federal Air Marshal Detains Passenger Aboard Delta Air Lines Flight

Posted September 5, 2010 by BNO News

An American citizen was arrested aboard an Oregon-bound Delta Air Lines passenger plane that left Amsterdam Schiphol Airport hours earlier, sources said.

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FAA Returns Mexico Safety Rating to Highest Category

Posted December 2, 2010 by BNO News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced that Mexico complies with international safety standards, based on the results of a November FAA review of Mexico’s civil aviation authority.

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European Commission Calls for New Anti-Terror Air Passenger Data Program

Posted February 2, 2011 by BNO News

The European Commission on Wednesday presented a proposal for an EU Passenger Name Record Directive to fight serious crime and terrorism, but with strict data privacy rules.

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World’s First Skype Phone Booth Opens in Estonian Airport

Posted March 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The world’s first Skype phone booth has been installed at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport in the capitol of Estonia, allowing traveling Skype users to video chat with other Skypers anywhere in the world free of charge.

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Germany Returns Impounded Jet of Thailand’s Crown Prince

Posted August 10, 2011 by BNO News

The royal jet that was impounded at a German airport last month in order to settle a dispute between the Thai government and a German construction company was released after the government agreed to pay a bond for its release.

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TSA Reveals Passenger Complaints … Four Years Later

Posted May 8, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

From intrusive pat-downs to body scans to perceived profiling, the Transportation Security Administration always seems to be the target of complaints. Here’s another one: It took the TSA almost four years to tell me what people complained about — in 2008. In my first week at ProPublica in June 2008, I filed a public records […]

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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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Security Concern Investigated On US Airways Flight at Philadelphia

Posted October 7, 2010 by BNO News

US Airways Flight 1070 to Bermuda was evacuated at the gate in Philadelphia when an unauthorized person was seen on the tarmac.

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Transportation Secretary Receives Recommendations on How to Address US Aviation Challenges

Posted December 20, 2010 by BNO News

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday received recommendations from a federal advisory committee on how to address challenges faced by the U.S. aviation industry.

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EU Commits $232.5 Million in Funding to Transportation Infrastructure

Posted February 22, 2011 by BNO News

The European Commission on Monday announced the projects selected to receive a total of €170 million ($232.54 million) of trans-European transport network (TEN-T) funds.

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