Government News

 
 

0
comments
Aviation News

FAA Administrator Babbitt Resigns After Drunk Driving Arrest

Posted December 6, 2011 by NYCA Admin

In a statement published by the FAA late Tuesday afternoon, the agency’s Administrator Randy Babbitt announced his resignation. Babbitt had been arrested for drunk driving over the weekend.

Full Story »

faadrunk_120611_thumb
0
comments
Aviation News

FAA Boss Randy Babbitt Arrested for Drunk Driving, Takes Leave of Absence

Posted December 6, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Randy Babbitt took a leave of absence on Monday afternoon after police revealed he was arrested for drunk driving over the weekend.

Full Story »

fc_120411_thumb
0
comments
Airline News

Final Call: Elderly Woman Sues TSA Over Strip Search, Delta Plane Searched for Explosives

Posted December 4, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

An 85-year-old lady sues the TSA after being strip searched, Frontier Airlines has a long and frightening road ahead, Mars Curiosity is doing A-Ok and more…

Full Story »

B-2 Spirit, one aircraft of which will not be seen in the 2012 airshow season. (Photo by Brandon Farris)
0
comments
Aviation News

New US Air Force Budget Grounds Airshow Demonstration Teams

Posted December 2, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The Pentagon’s cost-cutting measures will not only disappoint millions of fans, but could jeopardize the entire airshow business nationwde.

Full Story »

edr_112311_feature
1
comments
Airline News

JetBlue and WestJet Reported Winners of LaGuardia and Reagan National Flight Slot Auctions

Posted November 23, 2011 by Edward Russell

Though unofficial until December 1st, JetBlue and WestJet appear to be the winners of an auction giving them rights to add flights at LaGuardia and Reagan National Airports. Edward Russell reports.

Full Story »

The Bundesrepublic Deutscheland German Air Force Airbus A310-304 "Theodor Heuss" 10-22, now registered to Mahan Air in Iran as EP-VIP.
4
comments
Government News

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.

Full Story »

mexico-secretary-helicopter-crash-100
0
comments
Aviation News

Mexican Interior Secretary Killed in Helicopter Crash [UPDATED]

Posted November 11, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A helicopter carrying Mexico’s Secretary of the Interior, Francisco Blake Mora, crashed about 12 miles south of the capital, killing all onboard, according to local media reports.

Full Story »

simpsons-aliens-100
0
comments
Government News

White House Swears Alien Spacecraft Have Not Visited Earth

Posted November 8, 2011 by BNO News

In response to two petitions calling on the White House to disclose its knowledge of alien life forms, the U.S. government has said it has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet or that an extraterrestrial presence has ever contacted any human being.

Full Story »

vietnam-777-swf-gebert-100
3
comments
Airline News

Vietnam Airlines Passenger Inflates Emergency Slide While Attempting to Open Plane Window

Posted November 8, 2011 by BNO News

A Vietnam Airlines flight was delayed for more than two hours over the weekend when a passenger accidentally opened one of the emergency exits when trying to open a window.

Full Story »

jetblue-rob-maruster-apology-video-100
0
comments
Airline News

Video: JetBlue COO Rob Maruster Issues Mea Culpa for Stranded Flights

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue Airways Chief Operating Officer Rob Maruster on Tuesday appeared in a company video apologizing for the airline’s several stranded flights on Saturday, emphasizing that the airline was focused on safety.

Full Story »

0
comments
Airline News

Qantas Resumes Flights After Court Orders End to Shutdown

Posted October 31, 2011 by BNO News

Australian airline Qantas on Monday resumed all its domestic and international flights after a court ordered an immediate end to all industrial action which left tens of thousands of people stranded.

Full Story »

arik-air-a345-cstfw-jfk-senga-100
0
comments
Airline News

UPDATED: Arik Air President Free, but Three Top Execs Arrested for Tax Evasion

Posted October 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Three of Arik Air’s airline’s top executives have been arrested in Nigeria after the company ran up an unpaid tax bill worth more than $21 million.

Full Story »

0
comments
Airline News

Steven Slater Sentenced to Probation Over Infamous JetBlue Meltdown

Posted October 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater was sentenced to one year of probation on Wednesday after completing a year of court-ordered counseling and substance abuse.

Full Story »

0
comments
Airline News

SkyWest Fined $160,000 for Operating Delta Flights with Bad Weight and Balance Data

Posted October 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The FAA on Wednesday proposed a $160,000 fine against SkyWest for operating several flights with incorrect weight, balance, cargo and baggage load data.

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Aviation News

Live Video: NTSB Briefing on East River Helicopter Crash

Posted October 5, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Live coverage of an NTSB briefing regarding Tuesday’s tragic helicopter crash in New York’s East River.

Full Story »

An Aegean 737-400 (SX-BGX) on short final at Amsterdam. (Photo by Joop Stroes)
1
comments
Airline News

Greece Flights Canceled Ahead of Air Traffic Controllers Strike Wednesday October 5

Posted October 3, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Airlines serving Greece have canceled some or all flights on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, in preparation for a nationwide, 24-hour strike scheduled for civil workers.

Full Story »

air-nelson-q300-100
1
comments
Airline News

Airline Ordered to Rehire Pilot Fired for Sex With Flight Attendant

Posted September 30, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Court of Appeal in New Zealand has ruled in favor of an Air Nelson pilot who had sex with a flight attendant during an unscheduled stopover in 2008.

Full Story »

ferdaus-bomber-drummer-100
1
comments
Aviation News

Boston Bomber Planned Remote Control Plane-Bomb Attacks on Pentagon and U.S. Capitol

Posted September 28, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged Wednesday with plotting to launch airborne bomb attacks on the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Full Story »

ray-kelly-100
1
comments
Aviation News

New York Cops Able to Shoot Down a Plane Says Commissioner

Posted September 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

In a television interview first aired on Sunday, New York City Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly said that his department would have the ability to shoot down a plane if needed.

Full Story »

 
0
comments
Aviation News

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Reno Air Race Crash

Posted September 23, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary report into the P-51 Mustang crash at the Reno Air Races on Sept. 16th which left 11 people dead and 74 injured.

Full Story »