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FAA to Boost Aviation Infrastructure…in Mongolia

Posted June 17, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday announced that it has agreed to a commerce and aeronautics cooperation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia.

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Russian Investigators Say Plane Crash Was Caused by Drunk Navigator

Posted September 19, 2011 by BNO News

Investigations have revealed that the navigator of the Russian aircraft which crashed last June, killing 47 people in the northwestern region of the country, was drunk.

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Venezuela Goes on an Airliner Buying Binge

Posted January 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

President Hugo Chavez on Sunday announced that Venezuela will soon receive 20 new Embraer E170s and four Airbus A340-500s procured from Etihad.

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Newark Airport Control Tower Evacuated Due to Smoke [UPDATED]

Posted July 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Flights into Newark Liberty Airport were halted Tuesday afternoon after smoke was reported in the control tower’s elevator shaft.

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Vacant jetways line the main pier of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. (Photo by Muns via wikimedia, CC-BY)
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New Berlin Airport Faces More Delays, Won’t Open Before 2014

Posted January 12, 2013 by AFP

In a new embarrassment for the city, the opening of Berlin’s new main airport has been postponed again after several previous delays.

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FAA to Downgrade Mexico’s Aviation Safety Ranking, Banning Mexican Airlines from Codesharing and Service Expansion in US

Posted July 30, 2010 by BNO News

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Federal Aviation Administration is set to put major restrictions on Mexican airlines serving the United States after re-assessing Mexico’s aviation safety standards.

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Yemeni Passenger and Cargo Flights Banned from German Airspace

Posted November 1, 2010 by BNO News

With several countries suspending cargo flights from Yemen, Germany on Monday extended the ban to passenger flights after two explosive devices were found aboard a U.S.-bound cargo plane in England and a FedEx facility in Dubai.

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Chinese Government Announces Construction of Second Beijing Airport to Begin Later This Year

Posted January 12, 2011 by BNO News

China’s Civil Aviation Administration has announced that construction of a second Beijing airport will likely begin later this year in an effort to alleviate congestion at the existing airport, currently the world’s second busiest.

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Former British Airways Employee Convicted of Plotting to Bomb U.S.-Bound Airliner

Posted March 1, 2011 by BNO News

A former British Airways employee was found guilty on Monday for a terrorist plot to bomb a U.S.-bound flight.

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Osama Bin Laden Killed by US Special Forces in Pakistan

Posted May 1, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. President Barack Obama on late Sunday evening announced that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation in Pakistan.

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US Army Private Arrested for Attempting to Smuggle Explosives Onto Airliner

Posted July 14, 2011 by BNO News

A U.S. soldier has been arrested and charged with attempting to board a United Airlines flight while possessing a small amount of explosives, prosecutors in Arizona confirmed on Thursday.

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Video: JetBlue COO Rob Maruster Issues Mea Culpa for Stranded Flights

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue Airways Chief Operating Officer Rob Maruster on Tuesday appeared in a company video apologizing for the airline’s several stranded flights on Saturday, emphasizing that the airline was focused on safety.

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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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