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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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Plane Carrying Michelle Obama in Close Call with Cargo Jet at Andrews Air Force Base

Posted April 19, 2011 by Matt Molnar

A US Air Force jet carrying First Lady Michelle Obama was forced to abort its landing at Andrews Air Force Base when it came too close to a military cargo aircraft, according to a Washington Post report.

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U.S. Travel Agencies Sell 11 Percent More Flights in First Quarter of 2011

Posted April 19, 2011 by BNO News

The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold by U.S.-based travel agencies increased 10.68 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of the year compared to 2010, which represents a 32 percent increase over the same period in 2009.

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Again: Cleveland Air Traffic Controller Suspended for Watching Movie on Duty

Posted April 18, 2011 by BNO News

An air traffic controller in Ohio has been suspended after he was found watching a movie while on duty, the Federal Aviation Administration said on late Monday.

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Iran Test-Fires New Homebuilt Air-Defense Missile

Posted April 17, 2011 by BNO News

Iran successfully test-fired its latest air-defense missile system, dubbed the Sayyad 2, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported Saturday.

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FAA to Impose New Air Traffic Controller Scheduling Rules

Posted April 17, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Saturday announced it is prohibiting certain scheduling practices after yet another air traffic controller fell asleep while on duty.

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Video: Iran Air Force IL-76MD AWACS Plane Crashes During 2009 Military Parade

Posted April 16, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Video has emerged of an Iran Air Force Ilyushin IL-76MD AWACS crashing during a flyover of a military parade on September 22, 2009.

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