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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 NYCA Admin

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 NYCA Admin

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 NYCA Admin

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 NYCA Admin

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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Southwest and AirTran Pilots to Start Seniority Integration Talks

Posted April 16, 2011 by BNO News

The pilots’ respective unions and both airlines on Thursday signed a four-party process agreement that provides for seniority integration discussions prior to the close of Southwest’s buyout of AirTran.

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FAA Air Traffic Control Chief Quits Amidst Sleeping Controllers Firestorm

Posted April 16, 2011 by BNO News

Hank Krakowski, the head of Air Traffic Organization for the FAA, resigned Thursday following weeks of criticism over reports of sleeping air traffic controllers.

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In Wake of Delta’s Bulldog Ban, 7 Tips for Flying With Your Pet This Summer

Posted April 14, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Delta brought the dangers of traveling with pets to light this past week when they banned bulldogs from flying. A vet tells us the 7 best ways to keep your pet happy and healthy in the skies.

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NYCAviation Store Now Open!

Posted April 13, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCAviation is excited to announce that our online store is now open for business!

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Closeup Damage Photos of Air France A380 and Delta CRJ Bumper Planes

Posted April 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

NYCAviation has obtained closeup photos of the Air France A380 and Delta Connection/Comair CRJ-700 that were involved in a ground collision at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Monday night.

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Live Video: NASA Announces Space Shuttle Destinations

Posted April 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Watch live video of NASA administrator Charles Bolden announcing which institutions are to receive the four remaining Space Shuttles today at 1pm EDT.

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ANA Paints Planes in Special Livery in Support of Earthquake and Tsunami Victims

Posted April 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

All Nippon Airlines will paint five aircraft with a special livery signifying their support of the ongoing recovery efforts in northern Japan.

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The Top 3 Space Shuttle Destinations (with 30th Anniversary Photo Gallery)

Posted April 12, 2011 by Suresh Atapattu

NASA will announce the final resting place of the four remaining Space Shuttles on Tuesday at 1pm ET. Here are the institutions most likely to win them, along with some amazing photos of Shuttles in action.

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Air Traffic Control Audio: Air France Airbus A380 Hits Delta CRJ-700 at JFK

Posted April 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Conversation between Air France Flight 7, Comair/Delta Connection Flight 6293 and the JFK Airport control tower, before and immediately after the left wing of the Airbus A380 superjumbo clipped the relatively tiny Bombardier CRJ-700.

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