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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arson Possible Cause of Recent American Airlines 767 Fire

Posted July 29, 2009 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines requested the help of federal arson investigators to determine what ignited a blaze that occurred in a bathroom on board a June 10th flight between New York and Zurich, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Vice President Biden Uninjured in Air Force Two Accident on Long Island

Posted August 11, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Air Force Two was involved in an accident at Gabreski Airport on Long Island Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

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North American may ground some of its planes, like this Boeing 757 (N755NA), says the company. (Photo by Mario Craig)
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Pentagon’s Biggest Air Transport Contractor Files for Bankruptcy [Updated]

Posted February 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Global Aviation Holdings, owner of charter carriers World Airways and North American Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday evening. Global says operations will continue without interruption.

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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part One

Posted February 17, 2014 by John Steffen

NYCAviation explores significant changes in 2014 in how the FAA and airlines address — and conquer — the problem of pilot fatigue.

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Continental Found ‘Criminally Responsible’ for Air France Concorde Crash

Posted December 6, 2010 by BNO News

Continental Airlines was found “criminally responsible” for the crash of Air France Flight 4590, the Paris Concorde disaster which killed all 109 on board.

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Bolivian Pastor Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for 2009 Aeromexico Hijacking

Posted May 20, 2011 by BNO News

Mexican authorities on Thursday announced that a Bolivian pastor was sentenced to over seven years in prison for the hijacking of Aeromexico Flight 576 in 2009.

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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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The Bundesrepublic Deutscheland German Air Force Airbus A310-304 "Theodor Heuss" 10-22, now registered to Mahan Air in Iran as EP-VIP.
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Germany’s ‘Air Force One’ Sold to Iran

Posted November 21, 2011 by NYCA Admin

In the midst of renewed calls from the U.S. and Europe to tighten trade sanctions against Iran, an Airbus A310 formerly used by the German Chancellor was delivered to its new owners in Tehran, Mahan Air.

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American Pilots Sentenced to Community Service After Conviction for Negligence in 2006 Brazil Crash

Posted May 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The pilots of a business jet which clipped an airliner over Brazil in 2006, killing 156 people, were sentenced Tuesday by a Brazilian judge to four years and four months of community service to be served in the United States.

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US Issues World Wide Travel Alert in Wake of Bin Laden’s Death

Posted May 2, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The US Department of State warned of “enhanced potential for anti-American violence” on Sunday night after President Obama’s announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

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HNL-RFD = 4181 miles. RFD-STN = 4001 miles. 20 hours on a 767 = Priceless.
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Mokulele’s Honolulu-Rockford-London Service is Really Happening

Posted January 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Using a chartered Boeing 767, Hawaiian island hopper Mokulele Airlines has secured government approval to operate one of the more unique long-haul routes in recent memory.

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FAA Orders Airlines To Stop Flying Boeing 787 [UPDATED]

Posted January 16, 2013 by NYCA Admin

The FAA has ordered US airlines to temporarily stop flying the Boeing 787 effective immediately, citing the potential for battery failures.

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Delta to Refund Federal Taxes on Flights During FAA Shutdown

Posted August 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines on Monday announced that it would refund federal taxes to customers on flights booked before the FAA shutdown.

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TSA Forgets to Tell Cops About Bomb Drill at Minneapolis Airport

Posted May 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Police responded to a man carrying a suspected bomb at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport last week, only to learn the TSA had forgotten to tell them they were running bomb detection test.

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