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Investigators Begin Analyzing Boeing 787 Black Box

Posted January 19, 2013 by AFP

US and Japanese officials Saturday began analysing the black box of the 787 plane forced into an emergency landing this week.

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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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FAA Fines K-Mart Over Hazardous Paint and Aerosol Shipments

Posted November 21, 2010 by BNO News

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday proposed a $140,000 civil penalty against K-Mart for allegedly violating U.S. Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations.

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Moscow Airport Bomber Identified by Russian Authorities

Posted January 30, 2011 by BNO News

Russian investigators said on Saturday that the attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport was carried out by a resident of Russia’s North Caucasus region and was aimed primarily at foreigners, RIA Novosti reported.

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Turkey Intercepts Another Iranian Plane, Seizes Cargo

Posted March 23, 2011 by BNO News

Turkey on Wednesday seized the cargo of an Iranian plane which was en route to Syria for violating United Nations sanctions.

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Video: Cops Remove Disruptive Woman from Spirit Airlines Plane

Posted August 7, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Video of a July 6th incident in which an allegedly incoherent woman was forcibly removed from a Spirit Airlines flight after refusing to deplane herself.

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FAA Boss Randy Babbitt Arrested for Drunk Driving, Takes Leave of Absence

Posted December 6, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt took a leave of absence on Monday afternoon after police revealed he was arrested for drunk driving over the weekend.

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Unconscious Pilot at Controls of Plane Over Gulf of Mexico

Posted April 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Two F-15 pilots Thursday morning discovered that the pilot of a plane flying aimlessly over the Gulf of Mexico was apparently unconscious.

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COMMENTARY: NTSB Briefing on Asiana 214

Posted December 12, 2013 by Eric Auxier

The San Francisco crash of Asiana 214 during perfect VMC conditions (but with the ILS out of service) has prompted many questions. The answers have prompted many more questions about why the Boeing 777 was allowed to crash at all.

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Air Traffic Control Strike Grounds Flights Across Belgium

Posted September 28, 2010 by BNO News

Hundreds of flights across Belgium were cancelled on Tuesday afternoon after air traffic controllers went on a sudden, wild strike, officials said.

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American Airlines Crew Detained in Venezuela After Making Hugo Chavez Joke Over PA

Posted December 13, 2010 by BNO News

A US Embassy report released by Wikileaks reveals that an American Airlines crew was briefly detained in 2008 when a crewmember made a joke about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after landing in Caracas.

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Former Continental Ticket Agent Pleads Guilty to Harebrained $1 Million Voucher Scam

Posted February 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A former Continental Airlines ticket agent at Newark Airport has plead guilty to federal wire fraud charges for a failed flight voucher scam.

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United Nations Plane Crashes in Congo, Killing At Least 16

Posted April 4, 2011 by NYCA Admin

At least 16 people were killed Monday when a United Nations aircraft crashed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, CNN reported.

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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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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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