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Guyana Man Sentenced to 15 Years For JFK Airport Terror Plot

Posted January 14, 2011 by BNO News

A Guyana national in the United States was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for his participation in a terror plot against John F. Kennedy International Airport airport.

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VIDEO: Russian Investigators Blame Pilot Error for Plane Crash That Killed Polish President

Posted January 13, 2011 by BNO News

Russia on Wednesday announced that a pilot error was the main cause of the fatal plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other officials last year.

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Indonesian Low-Cost Carrier Mandala Airlines Ceases Operations

Posted January 13, 2011 by BNO News

Indonesia’s low-cost Mandala Airlines has announced that it will cease operations Thursday to initiate “business restructuring.”

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Air China Announces Second Daily Beijing-Los Angeles Flight

Posted January 13, 2011 by BNO News

Air China on Wednesday announced a second daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Beijing which will increase travel options between the US and China.

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VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Falls While Boarding Air Force Jet

Posted January 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tripped and fell Tuesday while boarding a US Air Force C-32 aircraft on her way back from an official visit to Yemen.

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Chinese Government Announces Construction of Second Beijing Airport to Begin Later This Year

Posted January 12, 2011 by BNO News

China’s Civil Aviation Administration has announced that construction of a second Beijing airport will likely begin later this year in an effort to alleviate congestion at the existing airport, currently the world’s second busiest.

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Airbus Scores First A320neo Order: IndiGo Airlines to Buy 180 Planes

Posted January 11, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Airbus says IndiGo Airlines has committed to buying 180 Airbus A320 aircraft, 150 of which would be the updated A320neo version, according to published reports.

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Steve Jobs Evades Gulfstream Photo Bounty, Costs Apple $50

Posted January 11, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Apple shares were down over $1.70 in Tuesday afternoon trading after markets learned that a $50 iTunes gift card being offered by NYCAviation for photos of Steve Jobs’ Gulfstream landing in New York would not be purchased.

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Saudi Arabian Airlines to Become First Middle Eastern Member of SkyTeam

Posted January 11, 2011 by BNO News

Saudi Arabian Airlineson Monday signed an agreement to join SkyTeam in 2012. The airline will be SkyTeam’s first member from the Middle East, adding 35 new destinations to the alliance network.

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Massachusetts Man Gets 3 Years for Pointing Laser at Police Helicopter

Posted January 11, 2011 by BNO News

A Medford, Massachusetts man was convicted on Monday of pointing a laser at a police aircraft, prosecutors said, the second such conviction in the US.

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AirAsia Jet Skids Off Runway in Malaysia, Injuring Four

Posted January 11, 2011 by BNO News

Four people were injured on Monday evening when an AirAsia Airbus A320 skidded off the runway at Kuching International Airport in Malaysia.

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American Airlines and Japan Airlines to Launch Joint Venture on April 1st

Posted January 11, 2011 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines and Japan Airlines will begin their previously announced trans-Pacific revenue sharing venture on April 1st, the companies announced in Tokyo Tuesday morning.

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Steve Jobs Gulfstream Photo Challenge: Reward Offered

Posted January 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

We are offering a reward for first photo of Steve Jobs landing at or parked at an airport in or near NYC, shot today or tomorrow morning.

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Event Photos: Alaska Airlines Launches New Hawaii Service from Bellingham, Washington

Posted January 10, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Aloha from Bellingham, Wash., where NYCAviation was on hand Friday to capture the Hawaiian-themed launch party for Alaska Airlines’ newest route, connecting Bellingham International Airport with Honolulu International Airport.

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Iran Air Plane Crashes in Northwestern Iran, Killing at Least 70

Posted January 9, 2011 by NYCA Admin

An Iran Air Boeing 727 carrying more than 100 people crashed in northwestern Iran on Sunday evening, state-run media reported, killing at least 70 people.

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Jakarta May Construct New Airport to Handle Increasing Flight Traffic

Posted January 7, 2011 by BNO News

An airport spokesman on Friday confirmed that the government is considering building a new airport in the area surrounding the Indonesian capital city, the Jakarta Globe reported.

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KLM CEO Pledges to Keep Airline’s Brand Identity, Hints Alitalia May Join Air France-KLM

Posted January 6, 2011 by BNO News

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines CEO Peter Hartman says the airline will not give up its brand to merge with Air France and indicates Alitalia may soon join Air France-KLM.

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Air Traffic Up Substantially in 2010: UN Report

Posted January 5, 2011 by BNO News

Passenger and freight air traffic grew substantially in 2010 as positive economic prospects worldwide overshadowed the depressed levels of 2009 caused by the global financial crisis, according to United Nations report.

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Historic Flight Foundation Provides a Unique Glimpse Into Aviation’s Golden Age

Posted January 5, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Since its public debut in May, John Sessions and his Historic Flight Foundation have been out to change the way people experience vintage aircraft, from bombers to airliners to biplanes. And it’s working.

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Qantas to Build Commercial Jet Biofuel Plant

Posted January 4, 2011 by BNO News

Australia’s Qantas Airways, along with U.S. bioenergy firm Solena Group, will construct a $300 million plant focused on commercial jet biofuel.

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