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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 front office a B767-300 can get hectic in a hurry no matter how skilled the pilots in the seats. (Photo by Brian Futterman)
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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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US Air Force F-15 Crashes in Libya, Crew Rescued Safely

Posted March 22, 2011 by BNO News

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle crashed in the northeastern region of Libya, but the two crew members were able to eject safely.

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Plane Crash In Densely Populated Congo Neighborhood Kills At Least 19

Posted March 21, 2011 by BNO News

Scores of people are feared to have been killed after a cargo plane crashed on Monday in the city of Pointe-Noire, the second-largest city in the Republic of Congo.

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Cargo Plane Ground Collision At Boeing Field Surprises 747-8I Revelers

Posted March 21, 2011 by Brandon Farris

While hundreds celebrated the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental’s first flight at Boeing Field on Sunday, a Nolinor Aviation Convair 580 cargo plane jumped its chocks, colliding with a fence, a container loader and another plane.

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Three Killed in Southern California Plane Crash

Posted March 21, 2011 by BNO News

Three people were killed early Sunday afternoon when a Cessna 210 crashed in southern California, federal officials said.

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