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American Airlines Launches Industry’s First iPhone App for Employees

Posted December 13, 2010 by BNO News

American Airlines on Monday launched JetAway, an iPhone app for personal and confirmed business non-revenue travel use by employees and retirees.

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American Airlines Crew Detained in Venezuela After Making Hugo Chavez Joke Over PA

Posted December 13, 2010 by BNO News

A US Embassy report released by Wikileaks reveals that an American Airlines crew was briefly detained in 2008 when a crewmember made a joke about Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after landing in Caracas.

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FAA To Order 757 Fuselage Inspections After Holes and Cracks Found

Posted December 10, 2010 by BNO News

Aviation regulators will order tougher inspections of hundreds of Boeing 757 planes worldwide, after a recent in-flight incident that left a hole in the fuselage of an American Airlines plane.

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Helicopter Crash in Southern France Kills Two British Pilots

Posted December 10, 2010 by BNO News

Two British pilots were killed on Thursday when the helicopter they were flying came down in Tourrettes-sur-Loup valley in southern France, the UK government confirmed on Friday.

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Aeromexico Flight Attendants Busted Carrying 300 Pounds of Cocaine in Madrid

Posted December 10, 2010 by BNO News

Three Aeromexico flight attendants were arrested at the Barajas Airport after they were found in possession of 140 kilograms (308 pounds) of cocaine.

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Southwest Reports 10.7 Percent Rise in November Traffic

Posted December 9, 2010 by BNO News

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday announced that the carrier flew 6.5 billion revenue passenger miles in November 2010, a 10.7 percent increase from the 5.9 billion RPMs flown in November 2009.

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Afghanistan to Open Third International Airport in Early 2012

Posted December 9, 2010 by BNO News

Mazar-e Sharif International Airport, located near the capital of Balkh Province in northern Afghanistan, will be the country’s third international airport when completed in 2012.

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Continental Found ‘Criminally Responsible’ for Air France Concorde Crash

Posted December 6, 2010 by BNO News

Continental Airlines was found “criminally responsible” for the crash of Air France Flight 4590, the Paris Concorde disaster which killed all 109 on board.

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Small Plane Crashes Into Utah Neighborhood, Sets Several Houses on Fire

Posted December 5, 2010 by BNO News

Several people were injured when a small plane crashed into homes while attempting a low visibility landing at Ogden-Hinckley Airport in Roy, Utah.

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Georgia to Integrate with EU Aviation Standards, Ending Flight Restrictions and Opening New Routes

Posted December 4, 2010 by BNO News

The European Union and Georgia on Friday announced an air transport agreement to integrate the western country into the European common aviation market.

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Dagestan Airlines Plane Crash-Lands at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, At Least Two Killed

Posted December 4, 2010 by NYCA Admin

At least two people were killed and dozens more were injured when a Dagestan Airlines Tupolev Tu-154 plane crash-landed at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport on Saturday.

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American Airlines Traffic Up 4.3% While American Eagle Soars 18.1% in November

Posted December 3, 2010 by BNO News

AMR Corp. on Friday reported that American Airlines’ November traffic rose 4.3% to 9.90 billion revenue passenger miles or RPMs from 9.49 billion RPMs in the previous year.

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British Airways Reports 3.5% November Traffic Jump

Posted December 3, 2010 by BNO News

Europe’s third largest airline on Friday reported that system traffic in November 2010 increased 3.5 percent compared to November 2009, as routes to the Asia Pacific region excelled with 11.5% more customers.

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Mexican Carriers Add US Flights After FAA Safety Rating Upgrade

Posted December 3, 2010 by BNO News

Aeromexico and Volaris will add flight frequencies and at least one new route to the U.S. after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA restored Mexico’s Category 1 safety classification.

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FAA Returns Mexico Safety Rating to Highest Category

Posted December 2, 2010 by BNO News

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced that Mexico complies with international safety standards, based on the results of a November FAA review of Mexico’s civil aviation authority.

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Single European Sky Gains Six Countries

Posted December 2, 2010 by BNO News

Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland have signed an agreement towards creating the Single European Sky air traffic control system, the European Union said on Thursday.

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American Airlines and British Airways Open First Jointly Operated Admirals Club in Denver

Posted November 30, 2010 by BNO News

American Airlines and British Airways on Tuesday announced the opening of their new Admirals Club lounge at Denver International Airport.

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Airplane! Star Leslie Nielsen Dead at Age 84

Posted November 28, 2010 by BNO News

Veteran comic actor Leslie Nielsen, best known for his roles in the movies Airplane! and The Naked Gun, has passed away in Florida of pneumonia.

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Large Cargo Jet Crashes in Karachi, At Least 10 Killed

Posted November 27, 2010 by BNO News

At least 10 people were killed on early Sunday morning when an Ilyushin Il-76 crashed in a residential area of Pakistan’s largest city.

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Flight 447 Fallout: Air France Accuses Airbus of Ignoring Speed Sensor Warnings

Posted November 27, 2010 by BNO News

Air France has accused Airbus of ignoring warnings over faulty speed sensors that may have contributed to the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447.

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