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American Airlines Tests Wireless Streaming Movies on Two 767s

Posted May 4, 2011 by Matt Molnar

American Airlines has begun testing a new system which will allow inflight WiFi users to wirelessly stream movies, TV shows and other video programming from a central unit on the aircraft to laptops and mobile devices.

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Air France Flight 447 Voice Recorder Retrieved from Atlantic Ocean Floor

Posted May 3, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Only a day after finding the plane’s black box, the French aviation safety agency BEA on Tuesday announced the discovery and recovery of Air France Flight 447′s cockpit voice recorder from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, nearly two years after the Airbus A330-200 disappeared.

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Photos: ANA Shows Off Tsunami Recovery Paint Scheme Aircraft in New York

Posted May 2, 2011 by David Parker Brown

ANA has added “Forward together as one, Japan” titles to several aircraft in their fleet in support of the nation’s tsunami recovery efforts. One of them visited JFK in New York on Monday.

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

Posted May 2, 2011 by Matt Molnar

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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Osama Bin Laden Killed by US Special Forces in Pakistan

Posted May 1, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. President Barack Obama on late Sunday evening announced that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a U.S. operation in Pakistan.

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Investigators Find Black Box From Air France Flight 447

Posted May 1, 2011 by BNO News

French investigators on Sunday announced they have found and recovered the black box of Air France flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean in 2009 during a scheduled flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

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VIDEO: Russian Tu-154 Averts Disaster After Losing Flight Control

Posted May 1, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

A Russian Tupolev Tu-154 developed control issues after takeoff on a test flight after coming out of 10 years of storage.

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Air India Pilots Strike Forces 150 Flight Cancellations Saturday

Posted April 30, 2011 by BNO News

State-owned Air India cancelled 150 flights Saturday as nearly half of its 1,600 pilots continued their strike for the fourth day.

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Second Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Completes First Test Flight

Posted April 27, 2011 by Brandon Farris

The second Boeing 747-8I took to the skies on Tuesday for its first test flight. This will be the first 747-8I to be delivered to Lufthansa by the end of this year.

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Shooting Spree by Afghan Pilot at Kabul Airport Kills At Least 9

Posted April 27, 2011 by BNO News

An Afghan military officer opened fire at an air force base in the Afghan capital on late Wednesday morning, officials said, killing at least nine people and injuring others.

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Southwest Airlines Jet Skids Off Runway in Chicago

Posted April 26, 2011 by Matt Molnar

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 skidded off a runway after landing at Chicago’s Midway Airport, Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured.

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NASA Selects 150 Twitter Followers to Attend Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch

Posted April 26, 2011 by BNO News

NASA has invited 150 of its followers on the social networking website Twitter to a behind-the-scenes perspective from the press site at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on Friday.

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President Obama to View Space Shuttle Endeavour Launch With Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

Posted April 25, 2011 by Matt Molnar

President Barack Obama and his family will attend the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour on Friday seated beside Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the victim of an assassination attempt in January.

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Sixth Boeing P-8A Poseidon Takes Flight

Posted April 24, 2011 by Brandon Farris

The fifth Boeing P-8A Poseidon made its first flight this week, the first Poseidon to fly since Boeing and the US Navy announced a new $1.6 billion contract for six of the heavily modified 737’s that are to replace the Navy’s fleet of aging Lockheed P-3 Orions.

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Video: Chaos Inside St. Louis Airport During Tornado

Posted April 23, 2011 by Matt Molnar

A traveler at St Louis’s Lambert International Airport started filming when he saw a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 blown away from its jetway Friday night, capturing some tense moments as the terminal was evacuated.

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ISAF Helicopter Crashes in Afghanistan, Crewmembers Rescued

Posted April 23, 2011 by BNO News

A helicopter belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) crashed in eastern Afghanistan on early Saturday morning, the alliance said, but no casualties were reported.

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St. Louis Airport Severely Damaged by Tornado

Posted April 23, 2011 by Matt Molnar

An apparent tornado wreaked havoc and destruction on St. Louis’ Lambert Airport Friday evening, tearing off portions of the terminal’s roof and leaving debris strewn about the tarmac.

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Austrian Airlines to Launch Baghdad Flights in June

Posted April 22, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Following a 21-year hiatus, Austrian Airlines will restart service between Vienna and Baghdad on June 8th, the carrier announced this week.

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How the Media Blew That Michelle Obama ‘Close Call’ Story: A Pilot’s Take

Posted April 22, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Blaring headlines of the First Lady’s supposed brush with death were hysterically overhyped, says this airline pilot.

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Small Plane Crash in Brazil Kills 7

Posted April 21, 2011 by BNO News

A Piper Seneca crashed in the northern region of Brazil Thursday afternoon, killing all seven people on board, officials said.

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