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Fail: When Shooting Video of a Space Shuttle Launch, You Might Want to Check Your Viewfinder

Posted February 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A videographer realizes a bit too late that he’s aimed his tripod at the wrong launch pad. Or maybe he thought the water tank was going to take off.

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Video: Inside the Wrecked US Airways ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Jet

Posted February 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A peek on-board the remnants of US Airways Flight 1549 as it begins a new life as a museum exhibit in North Carolina.

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Video: Korean Air’s First Airbus A380 from Factory to Rollout

Posted February 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Korean Air has produced a nice video of its big blue whale jet under construction and rolling out of the factory.

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United-Continental Unveils First Boeing 747 in New Post-Merger Paint Scheme

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

United Continental Holdings today officially unveiled their first Boeing 747-400 painted in the newly-merged airline’s updated livery.

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FAA Approves Southwest Airlines Deal to Buy AirTran Airways

Posted February 24, 2011 by BNO News

The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday said it had accepted Southwest Airlines’ transition plan to acquire AirTran Airways.

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Boeing Wins US Air Force KC-X Refueling Aircraft Contract

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has announced that Boeing has beaten out EADS’s bid for the $35 billion KC-X aerial tanker program.

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Live Video: Watch Space Shuttle Discovery’s Final Launch

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Watch the last scheduled launch of Space Shuttle Discovery and chat about it in real time.

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EasyJet in Hot Water Over Pork Sandwiches on Israel Flight

Posted February 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

EasyJet has apologized after a catering error stocked a flight from Tel Aviv with bacon and ham rather than the usual kosher fare.

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Airline Industry Records 2010 as Safest Year in Aviation History

Posted February 24, 2011 by BNO News

The IATA on Wednesday said the accident rate in 2010 for Western-built jet aircraft was the lowest in aviation history.

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First of Two UK Evacuation Flights Leaves for Tripoli

Posted February 23, 2011 by BNO News

A British charter flight on Wednesday afternoon left for the Libyan capital of Tripoli to evacuate hundreds of British nationals, the UK Foreign Office said.

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Gaddafi Ordered Pan Am 103 Bombing: Libya Justice Minister

Posted February 23, 2011 by BNO News

Libya’s Justice Minister on Wednesday told a Swedish newspaper that Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi ordered the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people.

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Dutch Military Transport Plane Arrives in Tripoli to Evacuate Citizens

Posted February 22, 2011 by BNO News

The Dutch Ministry of Defense on Tuesday said it sent a KC-10 Extender to the Libyan capital of Tripoli to evacuate its nationals and put a frigate on stand-by.

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Video: Libyan Air Force Fighter Pilots Defect to Malta with Dassault Mirage F1 Jets

Posted February 22, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Two Libyan Air Force colonels flew their Dassault Mirage F1 fighter jets to Malta and defected rather than obeying orders to bomb protesters in Libya.

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EU Commits $232.5 Million in Funding to Transportation Infrastructure

Posted February 22, 2011 by BNO News

The European Commission on Monday announced the projects selected to receive a total of €170 million ($232.54 million) of trans-European transport network (TEN-T) funds.

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Christchurch International Airport Closed After Strong Earthquake Rocks New Zealand City

Posted February 22, 2011 by BNO News

Christchurch International Airport was evacuated and closed early Tuesday afternoon after a strong earthquake struck near the New Zealand city, the airport said.

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NYPD Helicopter Performs Daring Mountain Rescue of West Point Cadets

Posted February 21, 2011 by BNO News

Two West Point cadets were rescued off an 18-inch-wide ledge by a police chopper early Sunday morning on New York’s Storm King Mountain.

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Sun Country to Offer Personal Entertainment Systems Aboard Longer Flights

Posted February 21, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Sun Country Airlines will offer personal entertainment devices for use by passengers on flights longer than three hours beginning this week, the company announced on Monday.

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Video: Air Force One Takes Off from Seattle’s Boeing Field

Posted February 21, 2011 by NYCA Admin

In honor of President’s Day, a video by Alex Jossi of the world’s most famous Boeing 747 taking off from Boeing Field’s Runway 31 this past August.

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Space Shuttle Discovery Final Launch Scheduled for February 24th

Posted February 20, 2011 by BNO News

Space Shuttle Discovery’s final mission, an 11-day trip to the International Space Station, is now scheduled to launch Thursday afternoon.

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LAN Airlines Orders Three More 767s from Boeing

Posted February 18, 2011 by BNO News

The Boeing Company on Friday announced that Chile’s LAN Airlines ordered three additional 767-300ER aircraft with a total list price of $493 million.

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