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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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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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Prosecuted Pants-Dragging Plane Passenger Popped from Pen

Posted June 18, 2011 by BNO News

The University of New Mexico football player who was arrested at San Francisco International Airport for wearing saggy pants has been released on bail.

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Indonesian Air Traffic Up 15 Percent in 2011

Posted January 26, 2012 by BNO News

Indonesia’s Transportation Ministry on Wednesday announced that the country’s passenger air traffic increased by 15 percent in 2011, when compared to the previous year.

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FAA Considers Record $162.4 Million Fine Against American Airlines

Posted August 8, 2012 by Mark Lawrence

A bankruptcy court filing indicates the FAA may propose fines to be levied against American Airlines totaling as much as $162.4 million.

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Angela Merkel Named Aviation Week Person Of The Year For Blocking EADS-BAE Merger

Posted January 16, 2013 by AFP

Aviation Week said German Chancellor Angela Merkel had the biggest impact on aerospace in 2012 by blocking a $45B merger of EADS and BAE.

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Guyana Man Sentenced to 15 Years For JFK Airport Terror Plot

Posted January 14, 2011 by BNO News

A Guyana national in the United States was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for his participation in a terror plot against John F. Kennedy International Airport airport.

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LAX Steps Up Security for US Military Personnel Following Frankfurt Attack

Posted March 4, 2011 by BNO News

Los Angeles International Airport on Friday said it has stepped up security for U.S. service personnel who transit through the airport after an attack at Frankfurt Airport in Germany.

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25 Year Prison Sentence for California Man Convicted of Smuggling Surface-to-Air Missiles

Posted May 10, 2011 by BNO News

A Southern California man on Monday was sentenced to 25 years in prison for smuggling many items including surface-to-air missiles into the U.S., prosecutors said.

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Virgin America Applies for Puerto Vallarta Service

Posted July 19, 2011 by Brandon Farris

Virgin America has applied for rights from the Mexican Government and United States Department of Transportation to fly to Puerto Vallarta from San Francisco starting this winter.

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White House Swears Alien Spacecraft Have Not Visited Earth

Posted November 8, 2011 by BNO News

In response to two petitions calling on the White House to disclose its knowledge of alien life forms, the U.S. government has said it has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet or that an extraterrestrial presence has ever contacted any human being.

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Turkish National Police Order 15 Bell 429 Helicopters

Posted March 13, 2012 by BNO News

The Turkish National Police has signed an agreement to purchase fifteen helicopters from US rotorcraft manufacturer Bell Helicopter, the company said on Monday. Deliveries are expected to begin next year.

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FAA Awards $9 Million in Stimulus Cash to Five Airports

Posted September 10, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Airports in West Virginia, Texas, Vermont, Arizona and Michigan will receive a new round of stimulus funding for various improvements.

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Mexican Carriers Add US Flights After FAA Safety Rating Upgrade

Posted December 3, 2010 by BNO News

Aeromexico and Volaris will add flight frequencies and at least one new route to the U.S. after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA restored Mexico’s Category 1 safety classification.

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Chechen Rebel Leader Claims Responsibility for Moscow Airport Bombing

Posted February 7, 2011 by BNO News

Chechen Islamist rebel leader Dokka Umarov on Tuesday claimed responsibility for ordering a suicide bombing that killed 36 people and injured hundreds more at Moscow’s busiest airport in January.

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FAA Suspends Controller After Southwest Jet Close Call Over Florida

Posted March 30, 2011 by BNO News

Federal investigators have suspended an air traffic controller in Florida after giving instructions to a Southwest Airlines passenger plane to check on an unresponsive small airplane, causing them to fly too close to each other.

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Ash from Russian Volcano Forces Flight Reroutes

Posted May 31, 2011 by BNO News

Ash clouds coming from an active volcano in Russia’s far east has forced authorities there to reroute a number of international flights, officials said on Tuesday. No flights have so far been canceled.

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Teen Who Urinated on JetBlue Passenger Kicked Off US Ski Team

Posted August 12, 2011 by BNO News

Robert “Sandy” Vietz was dismissed from a U.S. Ski Team on Friday after news reports emerged he urinated on a young girl during a JetBlue flight from Oregon to New York.

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