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NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion (N42RF "Kermit") lands at Fort Lauderdale following a sortie through two dangerous tropical systems. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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Onboard Kermit the NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion Hurricane Hunter

Posted September 14, 2012 by Mark Lawrence

NYCAviation gets a peek onboard Lockheed WP-3D nicknamed Kermit after a flight through two tropical systems.

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Lufthansa's first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (D-ABYA) takes off on a test flight. (Photo by Boeing)
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Are European Airlines Profiting From Shelved EU Carbon Tax?

Posted January 23, 2013 by AFP

Airlines made up to $670 million last year by passing on a carbon surcharge to travellers despite the EU’s freeze of the controversial tax.

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Baltimore Airport Awarded $15 Million in Stimulus Cash for Safety and Efficiency Upgrades

Posted September 2, 2010 by BNO News

BWI has received one of the largest Recovery Act grants awarded by the FAA for reconstruction of an aircraft parking apron, a new deicing fluid collection system, and new communications systems.

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Single European Sky Gains Six Countries

Posted December 2, 2010 by BNO News

Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland have signed an agreement towards creating the Single European Sky air traffic control system, the European Union said on Thursday.

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TSA to Test Less Intrusive Scanner Software

Posted February 2, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it will begin testing new software on its advanced imaging technology machines that enhances privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images and instead auto-detects potential threat items and indicates their location on a generic outline of a person.

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FAA Fines American Eagle $155K for Flights with Bad Weight Data and Improper Engine Maintenance

Posted August 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Federal Aviation Administration announced it would fine American Eagle Airlines for operating flights with inaccurate weight and balance data and for flying a plane for a week with an improperly repaired engine.

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Iran-Bound Radioactive Material Seized at Moscow Airport

Posted December 16, 2011 by BNO News

Russia’s Federal Customs Service on Friday said it has seized radioactive material from the luggage of a man who was preparing to take a commercial flight from Moscow to Tehran. His whereabouts are unknown.

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This underwear bomb failed to take down a Northwest Airlines Airbus A330, but did succeed in burning its owner's genitals. (Photo by FBI, via ABC News)
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New Underwear Bomb Plot Thwarted by CIA, But More Bombs and Terrorists Unaccounted For

Posted May 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The CIA has broken up a new Al Qaeda plot to blow up an airliner using explosive underwear, the Associated Press reported Monday afternoon. An upgraded underwear bomb with an improved detonation system was seized by agents in Yemen, according to the report. A suicide bomber had been selected to carry out the plot, but […]

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Opportunity rover’s 1st mountain climbing goal is dead ahead in this up close view of Solander Point at Endeavour Crater. Opportunity has ascended the mountain looking for clues indicative of a Martian habitable environment. This navcam panoramic mosaic was assembled from raw images taken on Sol 3385 (Aug 2, 2013). (Photo courtesy NASA/JPL/Cornell/Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken Kremer - www.kenkremer.com)
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Mars Rover Opportunity Funding to Cease in 2015

Posted March 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Howell, UniverseToday.com

While NASA’s baseline 2015 budget request shows no funding for the long-running Mars mission past 2015, NASA says Opportunity could continue if extra funds become available.

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Iran Plans to Launch Manned Space Missions by 2022

Posted October 7, 2010 by BNO News

The Iranian Space Agency (ISA) on Wednesday announced that the Islamic country is planning and preparing all necessary technological grounds to send a man into space by 2022, the state-run Fars news agency reported.

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Poland Rejects Russian Account of President Kaczynski Plane Crash

Posted December 20, 2010 by BNO News

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday rejected Russia’s report on the causes of the plane crash which killed late President Lech Kaczynski and other high-ranking officials in April.

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Space Shuttle Discovery Final Launch Scheduled for February 24th

Posted February 20, 2011 by BNO News

Space Shuttle Discovery’s final mission, an 11-day trip to the International Space Station, is now scheduled to launch Thursday afternoon.

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China to Build 56 New Airports in Next 5 Years

Posted April 7, 2011 by BNO News

The Civil Aviation Administration of China on Thursday announced that 56 airports will be constructed in the next five years to expand the country’s transport capacity.

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Indonesia Calls for More Airports to Reduce Jakarta Crowding

Posted June 17, 2011 by BNO News

Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry on Thursday called for the country to develop multi-airport systems to reduce density at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.

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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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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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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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An Air China plane prepares to land at the Beijing Capital International Airport. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP/File)
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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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