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German Chancellor Angela Merkel named Aviation Week Person of the Year 2012.
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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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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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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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Tens of thousands of vehicles damaged by super storm Sandy are being temporarily stored on runways and taxiways at Calverton Executive Airpark in Calverton, New York, on January 9, 2013 in this aerial view. Insurance Auto Auctions Inc, a salvage auto auction company specializing in total-loss vehicles, acquired the cars and trucks and will put them up for auction. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP)
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Sandy Turns Long Island Airport Into Vast Used Car Purgatory

Posted January 12, 2013 by AFP

Cars — thousands upon thousands of them — roughed up to one extent or another by Superstorm Sandy, are sitting on a Calverton runway.

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Boeing 787-8 passes the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial on the River Visual approach to Reagan National Airport's Runway 19. (Photo by Boeing)
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FAA Wants To Know Why Boeing 787s Keep Breaking

Posted January 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The FAA has launched an investigation into the recent string of incidents that have plagued Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner.

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Early morning at HKG
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Hong Kong Airport Again Breaks Its Own Single Day Flight Record

Posted December 28, 2012 by BNO News

Hong Kong International Airport handled a single-day record of 1,081 incoming and outbound flights over the weekend.

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A technician assembles a brand new TSA body scanner. (Photo by Matt Molnar/NYCAviation)
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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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A Tianjin Airlines Embraer E190 (B-3156) similar to the hijacked plane. (Photo by Allen Zhao via wikimedia)
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Three Chinese Plane Hijackers Sentenced To Death

Posted December 13, 2012 by BNO News

Three men who attempted to hijack a Tianjin Airlines jet in northwestern China in June were sentenced to death on Tuesday.

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Inside the luxurious new passenger concourse at Long Beach Airport.
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Long Beach Airport Unveils Impressive New Terminal

Posted December 12, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Long Beach Airport opened a new passenger concourse Wednesday that should make other California airports nervous.

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Entrance to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. (Photo by Cjh1452000 via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Airliners Narrowly Avoid Collision Over Amsterdam

Posted December 5, 2012 by BNO News

Dutch aviation authorities have launched an investigation after an Airbus A330 and a Boeing 737 came within seconds of colliding.

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Wreckage of Polish Air Force Tu-154M 101 in Smolensk, Russia
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Poland Asks United States To Pull Presidential Plane Crash Photos From Web

Posted November 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Polish authorities have asked the US and other nations to remove graphic images of crash victims from websites hosted in their countries.

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Filtered images from a backscatter body scanner. (Photo by TSA)
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TSA X-Ray Body Scanners Sit Idle in Warehouse

Posted November 16, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

It turns out that more than 90 of the controversial scanners removed from major airports will sit in a Texas warehouse indefinitely.

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iPadfellas. (Photos by Martin Scorcese and Apple. Composite by NYCAviation)
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iGoodfellas: $1.5 Million in iPads Stolen From JFK [Updated]

Posted November 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

About 3,600 Apple iPad Minis were stolen from the same JFK Airport warehouse in which the infamous Lufthansa Heist took place 34 years ago.

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Reflection of an Icelandair Boeing 757 in an Amsterdam Schiphol window.
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EU Suspends Controversial Air Travel Carbon Tax

Posted November 13, 2012 by BNO News

The European Commission on Monday announced it will suspend enforcing its controversial carbon tax on air travel until at least autumn 2013.

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Rezwan Ferdaus mugshot.
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RC Airplane Terror Plotter Sentenced to 17 Years

Posted November 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Rezwan Ferdaus, the man who plotted to fly bomb-laden radio-controlled planes into landmarks, has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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A British Airways Boeing 777-300ER (G-STBF) pushes back from a gate at Heathrow. (Photo by Ken Iwelumo via wikimedia)
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Chinese Government Buys Stake In London Heathrow Airport Operator

Posted November 2, 2012 by BNO News

China Investment Corporation has purchased a 10 percent stake in the firm that owns London’s Heathrow Airport for approximately $727 million.

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Unexploded bomb found at Sendai Airport. (Photo by Sendai Airport Office)
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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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A US Airways Boeing 757 landing in Philadelphia. (Photo by Brian Futterman)
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US Airways Fined $350,000 Over 757 Engine Repairs

Posted October 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

US Airways operated a Boeing 757 that had not been properly tested after a repair, the FAA said Wednesday.

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Berlin Tegel Otto Lilienthal Airport. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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Fumes at Berlin Tegel Airport Sicken 53 People

Posted October 22, 2012 by BNO News

More than 50 people became ill Saturday when they were affected by noxious fumes at a major airport in the German capital of Berlin.

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TSA agent pats down an airport passenger.
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TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports

Posted October 19, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

The TSA has been removing X-ray body scanners from airports and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.

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