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China to Build 56 New Airports in Next 5 Years

Posted April 7, 2011 by BNO News

The Civil Aviation Administration of China on Thursday announced that 56 airports will be constructed in the next five years to expand the country’s transport capacity.

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Bizarre Air Traffic Control Audio: Pilot Really Wants to Land on Rockaway Beach

Posted April 7, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Here is a recording of the very odd conversation between the pilot of the small plane that landed on Rockaway Beach this past Monday and an air traffic controller at JFK International Airport.

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Qatar Airways Orders Five More Boeing 777s

Posted April 6, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Boeing and Qatar Airways today announced an order for five new 777 aircraft, worth $1.4 billion at list prices.

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PHOTOS: United Airlines Reveals Retro “Friend Ship” Livery

Posted April 6, 2011 by David Parker Brown

In celebration of their 85th birthday, United Airlines unveiled an Airbus A320 painted in their classic “Friend Ship” livery at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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Fighter Jet Crashes at California Navy Base, Killing Two Airmen

Posted April 6, 2011 by Matt Molnar

A US Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed near Naval Air Station Lemoore in southern California Wednesday afternoon, killing both crewmen on board.

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NASA and Russia to Discuss Nuclear-Powered Spaceship Project

Posted April 6, 2011 by BNO News

Russia’s Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, on Monday announced that it will discuss a nuclear-powered spaceship project with NASA, with a nuclear rocket engine design to be completed by next year.

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Algeria’s Tassili Airlines Receives First Boeing 737-800

Posted April 6, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Tassili Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing aircraft, a 737-800. The Algiers-based carrier has three more on order.

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Air Agreements Between Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Russia Draw Ire of European Union

Posted April 6, 2011 by BNO News

The European Union on Wednesday announced that its Commission has launched infringement procedures against two Member States over their bilateral air service agreements with Russia.

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing on New York City Beach

Posted April 4, 2011 by Matt Molnar

A small aircraft has landed safely on a beach in New York City, according to the city’s Office of Emergency Management.

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PHOTOS: Wreckage of Air France Flight 447 Found in Atlantic Ocean

Posted April 4, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Newly released photos show the recently-found wreckage of Air France Flight 447 at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

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United Nations Plane Crashes in Congo, Killing At Least 16

Posted April 4, 2011 by Matt Molnar

At least 16 people were killed Monday when a United Nations aircraft crashed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, CNN reported.

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Southwest Finds Cracks in Two More Planes

Posted April 4, 2011 by BNO News

Southwest Airlines on Monday morning said it found subsurface cracks in two Boeing 737s, days after a similar plane was forced to make an emergency landing after it experienced an in-flight fuselage rupture.

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Two Years Later, More Wreckage of Air France 447 Located in the Atlantic Ocean

Posted April 4, 2011 by BNO News

More wreckage of Air France Flight 447 was found in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday, nearly two years after the Airbus A330-200 went missing during a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris.

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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 Matt Molnar

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 Matt Molnar

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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