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The Memorial Day crash occurred in the skies over Warrenton, VA., about 40 miles west of Washington, DC. (Map by NYCAviation/Google)
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Virginia Plane Crash to Be Investigated by Canadian Authorities

Posted May 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A midair plane crash in Virginia that killed two people will be investigated by Canadian authorities, as both pilots were employees of the US Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

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Surveillance video shows the people mover leaning to its side after losing a wheel. (Photo by Miami International Airport, via CBS Miami)
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All Aboard the Failtrain: Video of Miami Airport People Mover Derailment

Posted May 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Two people suffered minor injuries at Miami International Airport on Sunday when an airport people mover train derailed.

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Satellite view of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
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Alaska, JetBlue, Southwest, Virgin America Win Long Distance Routes Out of Washington National

Posted May 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The US Department of Transportation on Monday awarded slots for four airlines to operate routes to Portland, San Juan, Austin and San Francisco out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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TSA agent pats down an airport passenger.
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TSA Reveals Passenger Complaints … Four Years Later

Posted May 8, 2012 by Michael Grabell, ProPublica

From intrusive pat-downs to body scans to perceived profiling, the Transportation Security Administration always seems to be the target of complaints. Here’s another one: It took the TSA almost four years to tell me what people complained about — in 2008. In my first week at ProPublica in June 2008, I filed a public records […]

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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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El Al Boeing 747-400 (4X-ELD) departing JFK's Runway 22R enroute to Tel Aviv. (Photo by Mario Craig)
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Israeli President Ditches El Al for Air Canada in Fare Dispute

Posted May 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Israeli President Shimon Peres has arrived in Canada on an official five day visit, but no thanks to his country’s national airline. Israeli media reports say an unusual row erupted last week between the President’s office and El Al when the airline demanded he pay $5,000 fee to bring an oxygen tank, a charge that […]

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Three landmines found in luggage at Newark Liberty Airport. (Photo by TSA)
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TSA Finds Three Landmines in Woman’s Luggage

Posted May 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A New Jersey woman flying to San Francisco to attend an explosives demonstration packed three shrapnel-filled landmines for the occasion. TSA screeners were not impressed.

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Big Flocking Deal: Air Force Two Hits Birds While Landing in California

Posted April 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An Air Force plane carrying Vice President Joe Biden suffered a bird strike while landing in southern California late this week.

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Flight path of the twin-engine Cessna 421, N48DL. (Map by FlightAware.com)
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Unconscious Pilot at Controls of Plane Over Gulf of Mexico

Posted April 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Two F-15 pilots Thursday morning discovered that the pilot of a plane flying aimlessly over the Gulf of Mexico was apparently unconscious.

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An Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER (C-GEOQ) seen lifting off from Montreal (left: Photo by Gordon Gebert Jr.). A radar image of Venus from the Magellan spacecraft. (right: Image by NASA)
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Drowsy Air Canada Pilot Dives Plane to Avoid Hitting Venus: Yup, the Planet

Posted April 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

It’s not often that the pilots of earth-based vehicles are forced to make risky, evasive maneuvers to avoid colliding with other worlds, but that’s exactly what an Air Canada pilot did last year, a government investigation has revealed.

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Federal Complaint against JetBlue Flight 191 pilot Clayton Osbon
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Read the Federal Complaint Against JetBlue Pilot Clayton Osbon

Posted March 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against Clayton Osbon, the JetBlue Flight 191 Captain who suffered a psychotic episode on March 27, 2012.

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El Al Boeing 747-400 (4X-ELD) departing JFK's Runway 22R enroute to Tel Aviv. (Photo by Mario Craig)
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EU and Israel Reach Open Skies Agreement

Posted March 23, 2012 by BNO News

All EU airlines will be able to operate direct flights to Israel from anywhere in the EU and Israeli carriers will be able to operate flights to airports throughout the EU, under the new agreement.

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Nouakchott Airport
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Fugitive Libyan Intelligence Chief Arrested for War Crimes at Airport in Mauritania

Posted March 19, 2012 by BNO News

The intelligence chief of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was arrested at an airport in Mauritania on late Friday evening. He is wanted for alleged crimes against humanity during last year’s uprising.

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This sign may greet visitors to the newly renamed Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.
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Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport? Little Rock May Honor Former President By Renaming LIT

Posted March 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The commission that runs Little Rock National Airport will soon decide whether or not to rename the facility after Arkansas’s most famous native.

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Bell 429 helicopter like those purchased by the Turkish National Police
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Turkish National Police Order 15 Bell 429 Helicopters

Posted March 13, 2012 by BNO News

The Turkish National Police has signed an agreement to purchase fifteen helicopters from US rotorcraft manufacturer Bell Helicopter, the company said on Monday. Deliveries are expected to begin next year.

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A sign welcomes flyers arriving at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas
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Las Vegas Set to Celebrate New Terminal at McCarran Airport

Posted March 13, 2012 by Dan Landson

This summer McCarran Airport will will cut the ribbon on its new $2.4 billion Terminal 3.

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Passengers rush through O'Hare International Airport in Chicago
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US Airline Passengers Expected to Double in 20 Years

Posted March 9, 2012 by BNO News

Airline passenger travel in the United States is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years, reaching 1.2 billion passengers per year in 2032, the FAA said in its annual forecast.

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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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Iran Air to Raise $1.2 Billion Over Coming Weeks Through Privatization

Posted February 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

More than half of Iran Air will be sold to private investors by March 19th, the government-owned airline’s managing director, Farhad Parvaresh, said on Friday.

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Frankfurt Am Main Airport map
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Hundreds of Flights Grounded as Frankfurt Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Posted February 17, 2012 by BNO News

More than 400 flights have been canceled at Frankfurt Airport in Germany after ground controllers launched a two-day strike over a wage dispute on Thursday.

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FAA diagram showing restricted areas around Los Angeles during President Obama's visit.
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Marijuana-Filled Cessna Intercepted After Flying Too Close to Air Force One

Posted February 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A small plane that flew too close to Air Force One near Los Angeles Thursday morning was intercepted and found to be carrying marijuana.

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