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Air France Relaunches Flights to Cambodia After 37 Year Hiatus

Posted April 1, 2011 by BNO News

After a 37 years absence, Air France is once again offering scheduled flights between Paris and Cambodia, making them the only European airline to operate flights directly to the country.

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Tornado Hits Sun n’ Fun Airshow in Florida, Flipping Planes and Injuring Spectators

Posted March 31, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A tornado tore through Lakeland-Linder Regional Airport in central Florida, flipping over planes and injuring revelers attending the annual Sun n’ Fun Fly-in and Expo, according to published reports.

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WTO Rules Boeing Received $5.3 Billion in Illegal Government Subsidies

Posted March 31, 2011 by BNO News

The World Trade Organization on Thursday announced that plane manufacturer Boeing received at least $5.3 billion in illegal U.S. subsidies, following a complaint by the European Union

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American Airlines Suspends Two Japan Flights

Posted March 30, 2011 by BNO News

American Airlines on Wednesday announced the suspension of their new New York-Haneda route and one of their two Dallas-Narita flights.

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Chinese Government Plane Missing in Northwestern Part of Country

Posted March 30, 2011 by BNO News

A small government aircraft went missing while flying over northwestern China on Tuesday evening, state-run media reported.

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FAA Suspends Controller After Southwest Jet Close Call Over Florida

Posted March 30, 2011 by BNO News

Federal investigators have suspended an air traffic controller in Florida after giving instructions to a Southwest Airlines passenger plane to check on an unresponsive small airplane, causing them to fly too close to each other.

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Vintage Plane Crash in Texas Kills Pilot and His Parents

Posted March 28, 2011 by BNO News

A small vintage airplane crashed in west Texas, killing a local firefighter and his parents.

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Newark Airport Control Tower Evacuated Due to Fire Alarm

Posted March 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Flights were halted Friday evening when a fire forced the evacuation of Newark Liberty Airport’s control tower.

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ATC Audio: NTSB Investigating Sleeping Air Traffic Controller at Reagan National Airport

Posted March 25, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation after the sole air traffic controller at Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport fell asleep on duty.

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The Clock Is Ticking: Inside the Cockpit of a Japan-Bound Airliner During the Quake

Posted March 25, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Airline pilot and NYCAviation columnist Justin Schlechter gives us a glimpse into the flightdeck while pilots manage the stresses of trying to land in Japan immediately after the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.

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World’s First Skype Phone Booth Opens in Estonian Airport

Posted March 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The world’s first Skype phone booth has been installed at Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport in the capitol of Estonia, allowing traveling Skype users to video chat with other Skypers anywhere in the world free of charge.

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United Arab Emirates Commits 12 Fighter Jets to Libya No-Fly Zone

Posted March 24, 2011 by BNO News

The UAE on Thursday committed a dozen aircraft in support of the U.N.-sanctioned no-fly zone over Libya, officials said, a move welcomed in the United States.

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AirTran Shareholders Approve Sale to Southwest

Posted March 24, 2011 by BNO News

AirTran Airways announced that its shareholders approved its $1.4 billion sale to Southwest Airlines, with more than 98.6 percent of the votes cast and 77.5 percent of shares outstanding were voted in favor of the transaction.

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Video: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental First Flight Air-to-Air Footage

Posted March 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Boeing has released a new video showing the 747-8 Intercontinental in action after its maiden takeoff this past Sunday.

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Qantas Airbus A330 Cockpit Fire Forces Emergency Landing

Posted March 24, 2011 by BNO News

A Qantas plane was forced to make an emergency landing in north Queensland, Australia on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the aircraft’s cockpit.

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New York Man Charged in Scheme to Export Fighter Jet Engines to Iran

Posted March 23, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday announced that a federal grand jury in Miami has indicted four family members on various counts of illegally attempting to export 22 F-5 fighter jet engines to Iran

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Philippine Airlines Flight Evacuated in San Francisco After Bomb Threat

Posted March 23, 2011 by BNO News

A Philippine Airlines flight that arrived at the San Francisco International Airport was evacuated and searched late Tuesday night due to a bomb threat.

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Turkey Intercepts Another Iranian Plane, Seizes Cargo

Posted March 23, 2011 by BNO News

Turkey on Wednesday seized the cargo of an Iranian plane which was en route to Syria for violating United Nations sanctions.

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Continental to Offer High-Speed Internet on Over 200 Planes

Posted March 22, 2011 by BNO News

United Continental Holdings, Inc. on Tuesday announced that Continental Airlines will be offering in-flight Wi-Fi Internet connection on over 200 domestic aircraft in the beginning of 2012.

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Southwest Adds Frequencies from Kansas City

Posted March 22, 2011 by Daniel T Jones

Southwest Airlines is to boost frequencies on its existing flights from Kansas City to Baltimore and Nashville with an additional daily rotation on each route.

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