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Delta and US Say They Will Sell Slots to Get Swap Approved

Posted March 23, 2010 by Matt Celmer

Delta has announced a deal which would seemingly fulfill at least some of the stipulations set forth by the FAA for its slot swap with US Airways to be approved.

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Problems with maintenance on American MD-80s brought the airline its second fine from the FAA. (Photo by Phil Derner, Jr.)
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FAA Proposes Second Fine Against American

Posted March 19, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Issues with maintenance performed on McDonnell Douglas MD-80s brought American Airlines their second recent fine from the FAA for $300,000, which would total over $1 million this month.

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Iraqi Government Firms Up 787 Buy

Posted March 10, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

The Government of Iraq finalized their previously announced deal to purchase 10 Boeing 787-8 airliners for Iraqi Airways.

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Get ready for a larger fleet, Caribbean. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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Waves of Change: Caribbean Airlines to Operate Air Jamaica Ahead of Imminent Sale

Posted March 8, 2010 by Brian Futterman

An agreement to continue Air Jamaica operations under the Caribbean Airlines brand goes into effect next month, but the Jamaican government is now being forced to modify the terms of the deal in anticipation of even bigger changes for the region.

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Unseen Video of President Kennedy’s Air Force One Arrival in Dallas

Posted February 16, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Newly released color footage shows John F. Kennedy’s Air Force One landing and taxiing at Dallas’ Love Field just hours before being assassinated.

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VIDEO: Space Shuttle Endeavor Makes Last Night Launch

Posted February 8, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

What do you mean you weren’t up at 4am to watch the launch? Well we have the video right here for you, as Endeavor heads into orbit on what was the final night launch before the Space Shuttle’s pending retirement this fall.

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The Logbook: Spanish Fighters Take Down American F-15s

Posted January 25, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Spanish Typhoon shoots down four American F-15s in combat training. India seems to be a safe-haven for drunk pilots and a place where upgrades to First Class fail to produce all the amenities. An Ethiopian 737 crashes off the coast of Lebanon, Delta looks to spends on aircraft upgrades, UK says the VC-10 is safe, and China Eastern pax get $3 tix.

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The Logbook: Haiti Relief Flight Update w/ Photo and Video

Posted January 23, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Have a glimpse at what ramp operations are like at Port-au-Prince in Haiti with photo and video. Five Continental employees prepare to go on trial for the 200 crash of the Concorde, AirAsia gives free flights for baby born on-board, Space Shuttle sales price comes down and an Aeromexico ERJ goes off the runway in Tijuana.

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The brittle concrete EMAS system safely catches aircraft the overrun runways, just lile this CRJ. (Photo © Charleston Yeager Airport)
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The Logbook: TSA Luggage Powder Planting…Just Kidding!

Posted January 21, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A TSA agent plays a joke on an unsuspecting passenger that sends him to another government service…the unemployment line. An errant US Airways CRJ is caught by an EMAS, Emirates to bring A380 back to JFK, Sully’s water-logged A320 for sale, Gulfstream off the runway at TEB, Delta adds extra MD-90s and more!

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The Logbook: Bomb Threat in Sherwood Forest

Posted January 20, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A man threatens to blow up Robin Hood Airport on Twitter! A former ATA 757-300 diverts to Guam, ATCers in Spain are making 7-figures, reports say 2009 had the worst pax revenue drop ever, Obama’s nominee for TSA lead bows out, the FAA clears an Alitalia 767-300 tail strike at JFK.

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Harrison Ford is a big aviation enthusiast and pilot. He once bought a helicopter in South America for $2 million on the spot.
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The Logbook: Indiana Jones 5 – Crusade for Meigs Field

Posted January 19, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley calls Harrison Ford an “Elitist” for his comments on the closing of Meigs Field, and more…

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Controller PAtrick Harten greets US Airways 1549 Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Skyles at a hearing with the house Aviaiton Subcommittee.
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One Year After the ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ an Exclusive Interview with Air Traffic Controller Patrick Harten

Posted January 18, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

On the one-year anniversary of US Airways Filght 1549, we caught up with Air Traffic Controller Patrick Harten to talk about what has happened since the accident and learn more about what went on behind the scenes and also more about the events from his perspective.

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Amerijet has sent two rotations to Haiti with a 727 so far today. (Photo by Mario J. Craig)
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Flight Coverage of Haitian Earthquake Relief

Posted January 14, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Air transport is the best means by which to get much-needed aid into Haiti after their devastating earthquake. With scores of aircraft trying to get in, we provide continuous coverage of what’s been heading their way, and the challenges that are faced in helping millions in their recovery. (Updated 1:27pm)

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The Logbook: Marathon of “Law and Order: Aviation Unit”

Posted January 8, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

NAACP slaps US Airways with a discrimination suit, a drunk man gets arrested after F-16s escort his plane to Colorado, two Qantas employees are detained in Vietnam and Canadian authorities tell Air Canada to maintain their nuts. Also, Embraer Lineage 1000′s first flight and the Sukhoi 100′s is coming in March.

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The Logbook: Kiss Airport Security Goodbye

Posted January 7, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A goodbye kiss was learned to be the culprit behind the Newark security scare last week. Also, Ryanair says they won’t look to buy Aer Lingus anymore, Florida airports explore de-icing method and a bank robber wears his ramp uniform!

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The Logbook: TSA Agent Loses Own Note Pad

Posted January 4, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flight Global’s Runway Girl reports that a TSA agent that investigated leaked TSA documents has himself lost his note pad! Allegient Air buys 18 MD-80s, an Air Berlin flight goes off the runway in Dortmund, Continental CEO passes on his salary, DCA’s power goes out for a while this afternoon and the FAA puts American Airlines under the magnifying glass.

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In an effort to make security more fun, passenger are urged to dance during body scanning while singing “Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto”.
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The Logbook: TSA Hunt Turns Up…Aviation Bloggers?

Posted December 30, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

TSA goes after aviation bloggers for posting “secret” document, an El Al 777 and Air France A318 almost collide over Belgrade, a privately-owned Russian jet buzzes Santa Monica, NTSB report on taxiway landing, Dutch and Nigerian x-rays coming and more.

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The Logbook: Second 787 Flies While Two 737’s Crash

Posted December 23, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

The 2nd Boeing 787 flies, this time in ANA colors! American Airlines 737 crashes in Kingston, Jamaica, and a Ryanair copycat does the same in Prestwick. The FAA gives St. Nick the thumbs up for Thursday night’s operations and much more!

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The Logbook: UAV Video Feed for Only $26!

Posted December 17, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s daily digest, enemy forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hacking into Predator drone video feeds, AirTran launches new Orlando Magic scheme, Air Canada announces Heathrow service with an A319, and Sky Harbor volunteers offer free gift wrapping services.

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"You mean the airline regulations I stick my nose into all the time also apply to me?!"
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The Logbook: Come Fly the Irate Skies

Posted December 16, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Senator Chuck Schumer calls a US Airways flight attendant a not-so-nice word, while an American Airlines F/A flips her lid on a first class passenger who asked for OJ. Panicky passengers “accidentally” evacuate a Batvia aircraft and Flyglobespan ceases operations.

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