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Pan Am 103 Bomber Located on Death Bed in Libya

Posted August 29, 2011 by BNO News

Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people, is reportedly in a coma-like condition and close to death at his home in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

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Icelandair Fined $50,000 for Violating US Advertising Rules

Posted January 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Department of Transportation has fined Icelandair $50,000 for violating fare disclosure rules in its online advertisements.

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President’s Arrival Prevents Fire Helicopters From Fighting Los Angeles Canyon Blaze

Posted June 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighting helicopters were reportedly ordered not to take off to fight a brush fire late Wednesday afternoon due to a no-fly zone imposed for the arrival of President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One.

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TSA to Commission Independent Study of X-Ray Body Scanners

Posted December 18, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

The Transportation Security Administration has agreed to fund a study of the health effects of its X-ray body scanners.

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New York TRACON Air Traffic Control Center Evacuated Due to Gas Fumes

Posted October 13, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The centralized air traffic control center handling most flights in the New York area has been evacuated due to fumes.

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Russia Orders Grounding of All Tupolev Tu-154B Jets Following Latest Deadly Accident

Posted January 3, 2011 by BNO News

Following Saturday’s Tu-154B passenger jet explosion in Siberia, Russia’s transportation watchdog Rostransnadzor on Sunday recommended that all passenger jets of the same type be put out of service until the cause is determined.

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Again: Cleveland Air Traffic Controller Suspended for Watching Movie on Duty

Posted April 18, 2011 by BNO News

An air traffic controller in Ohio has been suspended after he was found watching a movie while on duty, the Federal Aviation Administration said on late Monday.

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FAA Fines Boeing Over $1 Million for Failing to Fix 777 Oxygen Systems

Posted June 28, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Monday said it will fine the Boeing Company for more than $1 million after the airline failed to correct a known problem in production and installation of the central passenger oxygen system in its 777 airliners.

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SkyWest Fined $160,000 for Operating Delta Flights with Bad Weight and Balance Data

Posted October 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The FAA on Wednesday proposed a $160,000 fine against SkyWest for operating several flights with incorrect weight, balance, cargo and baggage load data.

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Congo Presidential Aide and Four Others Killed in Plane Crash

Posted February 14, 2012 by BNO News

A close aide to Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila was among five people killed on Sunday when a small plane crashed in the country’s east, the government confirmed on Monday.

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A technician assembles a brand new TSA body scanner. (Photo by Matt Molnar/NYCAviation)
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Naked Image Full Body Scanners To Be Taken Out Of US airports

Posted January 18, 2013 by David Ferguson, Raw Story

The TSA has announced that airports will soon discontinue their use of controversial scanners which reveal nude images of passengers.

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Police Car Chase Ends on Runway at Dallas Love Field

Posted August 19, 2010 by BNO News

In what may be a car chase unlike any before, a car crashed through the fence of a Texas airport on Thursday and drove onto the runway.

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Video: TSA Shows its Sexy Side in New Commercial

Posted November 21, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Feeling lonely this holiday season? Looking for a little human interaction? Do you want to feel contact in certain special places? Then why not go through security at an airport?

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Transatlantic Flights Grounded as Canadian Air Traffic Control Center Evacuated

Posted January 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Flights scheduled to cross the north Atlantic were grounded Thursday morning after a fire broke out at a key air traffic control center in northeastern Canada.

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Drought Reveals Large Piece of Space Shuttle Columbia Debris at Bottom of Texas Lake

Posted August 3, 2011 by BNO News

Previously undiscovered debris from NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia was found in Lake Nacogdoches in eastern Texas last week as a severe drought has dried out previously covered areas of the lake.

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Final Call: Elderly Woman Sues TSA Over Strip Search, Delta Plane Searched for Explosives

Posted December 4, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

An 85-year-old lady sues the TSA after being strip searched, Frontier Airlines has a long and frightening road ahead, Mars Curiosity is doing A-Ok and more…

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Drowsy Air Canada Pilot Dives Plane to Avoid Hitting Venus: Yup, the Planet

Posted April 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

It’s not often that the pilots of earth-based vehicles are forced to make risky, evasive maneuvers to avoid colliding with other worlds, but that’s exactly what an Air Canada pilot did last year, a government investigation has revealed.

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Japanese Airport Halts Flights After Unearthing World War II Bomb

Posted October 31, 2012 by BNO News

Nearly 100 flights were canceled Tuesday after a bomb believed to be from World War II was found near a runway at Sendai Airport.

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FAA to Allow Use of Personal Electronic Devices Below 10,000 Feet

Posted October 31, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

A working committee from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday officially recommended allowing the use of personal electronic devices onboard aircraft below 10,000 feet. Some airlines are already racing to allow their customers to take advantage.

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China Airlines to Plead Guilty, Pay $40 Million Fine in U.S. Price Fixing

Posted September 27, 2010 by BNO News

Taiwan-based China Airlines agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $40 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices in the air transportation industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday.

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