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A Syrian Arab Airlines Airbus A320 (YK-AKD) takes off from Vienna in 2009. (Photo by Trainier via Wikipedia)
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Syrian Planes Banned From Europe Airports

Posted October 18, 2012 by BNO News

Passenger and cargo flights operated by Syrian airlines will no longer be allowed to land at airports in the European Union (EU) under new sanctions adopted Monday to further increase pressure on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, officials said. The Council of the European Union on Monday decided to slap 28 persons with […]

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An Atlantic Southeast Airlines Bombardier CRJ-200 (N857AS) painted in Delta Connection colors. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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FAA Hits Atlantic Southeast Airlines With $400,000 Safety Fine

Posted September 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Safety watchdogs at the FAA have proposed a hefty penalty against the now defunct regional carrier over missing maintenance documentation.

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Philippine Airlines’ major fleet modernisation will be based on the carrier’s acquisition of 44 single-aisle Airbus jetliners (consisting of 34 A321ceo and 10 A321neo versions), along with 10 widebody A330-300s. (Image by Airbus)
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Philippines Hoping Aviation Safety Reforms Lead to Removal From US and EU Blacklists

Posted September 18, 2012 by BNO News

Officials in the Philippines are hoping to repair the country’s air safety rating with US and European authorities.

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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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Closer to Siberia than to Anchorage, Alaska's tiny Ralph Wien Memorial Airport received a $15 million grant for runway improvements. (Image by FAA)
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FAA Pledges $76 Million to 8 Airports Hours After Obama Speech

Posted September 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The FAA dispatched a deluge of press releases Friday afternoon announcing nearly $76 million in grants for airport infrastructure projects.

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British Airways Boeing 747 and 777s cross paths at Boston's Logan International Airport. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)
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British Airways Steward Who Made Fake Bomb Threat to Earn Promotion Gets 6 Months in Jail Instead

Posted August 21, 2012 by BNO News

A British Airways steward who wrote a threat on the back of a toilet door during a flight to Tokyo has been sentenced to jail for six months.

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood goofing off with President Barack Obama at the White House. (Photo by Pete Souza/White House)
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DOT Fines JetBlue and Orbitz Over Tarmac Delay and Baggage Fee Rules

Posted August 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Dept. of Transportation handed down $140,000 in fines to JetBlue and Orbitz on Monday for violating two consumer protection rules.

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Jet Skier Breaches JFK Airport Perimeter, Wanders to Terminal 3 Undetected

Posted August 13, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

A jet skier in Jamaica Bay breached a $100 million security system at JFK Airport, leaving both officials and citizens, scratching their heads.

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The Story Behind the New ‘Pilot’s Bill of Rights’ Law

Posted August 13, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The new Pilot’s Bill of Rights Law has many wondering why such rights didn’t already exist, but what does it mean for pilots? More importantly, what brought it about?

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Round 2: F-16 Intercepts Two Planes During President’s Chicago Visit

Posted August 13, 2012 by BNO News

Similar to the recent intercepts in New York, two aricraft have been intercepted by a U.S. fighter jet during Obama’s recent visit to Chicago as well.

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Horizon Air Dash 8 Q400 (N423QX) landing at LAX. (Photo by Hawaiian717 via Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)
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Horizon Air Faces $1 Million FAA Safety Fine

Posted August 9, 2012 by BNO News

Regional airline Horizon Air faces a hefty fine for flying 22 planes while they were not in compliance with federal regulations.

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The Australian Antarctic Division Airbus A319 (VH-VHD) on the ice near McMurdo Station, Antarctica. (Photo by Nisha Harris/Australian Antarctic Division)
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Australian Airbus Flies to Antarctica on Rescue Mission

Posted August 8, 2012 by BNO News

An Australian rescue plane took off from New Zealand on Wednesday evening to carry out a daring rescue mission in Antarctica.

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American Airlines 767 and 777 about to get hot and heavy at JFK. (Photo by Mark Hsiung)
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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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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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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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Terminal 3 is adorned with colorful signage. (Courtesy of Clark County Department of Aviation)
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Inside the New Terminal 3 at McCarran Las Vegas International Airport

Posted June 22, 2012 by Dan Landson

Las Vegas’s new $2.4 billion airport terminal opens on June 27. Here’s a sneak peek of what travelers can expect from the bigger, brighter facility.

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NASA and FAA Agree to Jointly Regulate Human Commercial Spaceflight

Posted June 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Federal Aviation Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have reached a landmark agreement that will allow the two agencies to set regulations for the burgeoning commercial space industry.

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A Port Authority fire truck in action. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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FAA Discovers Most JFK Airport First Responders Not Certified

Posted June 18, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

An FAA audit of the nearly 200 first responders employed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport revealed that an overwhelming majority were either never certified or held expired certifications.

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Los Angeles City Fire Department Air Ops 1, a Bell 412 (N301FD). (Photo by Alan Radecki, via Wikipedia)
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President’s Arrival Prevents Fire Helicopters From Fighting Los Angeles Canyon Blaze

Posted June 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Los Angeles Fire Department firefighting helicopters were reportedly ordered not to take off to fight a brush fire late Wednesday afternoon due to a no-fly zone imposed for the arrival of President Barack Obama aboard Air Force One.

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LAWA staff, construction workers from Walsh-Austin Joint Venture, and special guest, veteran Pete Howenstein pose in the great hall of the South Concourse with an American flag during a pre-Memorial Day tribute, May 24, 2012. (Photo by Stephen Shrank/NYCAviation)
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A Sneak Peek Inside New Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX

Posted June 6, 2012 by Stephen Shrank

Just before Memorial Day, Los Angeles International Airport took the opportunity to host veterans, press and other VIPs for a tour of the New Tom Bradley International Terminal construction site.

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