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Russia to Spend $177 Billion on Aviation Over Next 10 Years: Medvedev

Posted April 3, 2011 by BNO News

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday announced that the government will spend over $177 billion (over 3 trillion rubles) on aviation within the next ten years.

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Delta Connection Jet Hits Large Birds Over Arkansas

Posted April 3, 2011 by NYCA Admin

An Atlantic Southeast Airlines Canadair CRJ-200 operating on behalf of Delta Connection flew into a flock of cranes while on approach to Little Rock, landing safely with a bird embedded in the severely damaged nose cone of the jet.

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Iran Pledges to Strengthen Border Air Defenses

Posted April 2, 2011 by BNO News

The Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Border Police has announced that the country’s border air defenses will be improved with new air patrol bases.

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Test Plane Blows Tire on Landing in Seattle

Posted April 2, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental test aircraft blew a tire while landing at Boeing Field Saturday afternoon.

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Gulfstream G650 Test Flight Crash in New Mexico Kills Four

Posted April 2, 2011 by BNO News

Four people were killed Saturday morning when a Gulfstream G650 test aircraft crashed upon take-off from an airport in New Mexico, federal officials said.

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NASA Tests Chicken Fat-Based Jet Fuel Using DC-8 Airborne Laboratory

Posted April 2, 2011 by BNO News

NASA has announced that a group of scientists from its Langley Research Center traveled cross-country this month for an experiment with eco-friendly jet fuel made out of chicken fat.

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Southwest Grounds 81 Jets for Inspection Following Fuselage Rupture

Posted April 2, 2011 by BNO News

Southwest Airlines grounded more than 80 aircraft early Saturday after one of its planes experienced an in-flight fuselage rupture on Friday, the airline said.

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Southwest Flight 812 flight path. (Courtesy of FlightAware.com)
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Southwest Jet Makes Emergency Landing After Fuselage Hole Causes Decompression

Posted April 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Sacramento made an emergency landing in Yuma, Ariz., when a hole reportedly appeared in the fuselage and the cabin lost pressure.

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Space Shuttle Endeavour Headed for Display at USC School of Theatre Thanks to Alumnus LeVar Burton

Posted April 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Ahead of NASA’s official announcement, NYCAviation can exclusively report that the Space Shuttle Endeavour has been earmarked for the University of Southern California’s School of Theatre.

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US Marine Killed in Helicopter Crash Off Hawaii, Three Injured

Posted April 1, 2011 by BNO News

A U.S. Marine Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion crashed off the coast of Hawaii killing one person and injuring another three, officials said Wednesday.

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AirTran Unveils Dolphin-Covered Jet Celebrating Partnership with Georgia Aquarium

Posted April 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

AirTran Airways has unveiled a Boeing 737-700 adorned with large dolphins painted on the fuselage and engines in honor of the airline’s longtime support of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

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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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