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Photo Gallery: Boeing Celebrates Completion of 1,000th 767 Jet

Posted February 3, 2011 by NYCAviation Staff

Boeing threw a party Wednesday as the 1,000th 767 was rolled out at their Everett, Wash. factory.

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European Commission Calls for New Anti-Terror Air Passenger Data Program

Posted February 2, 2011 by BNO News

The European Commission on Wednesday presented a proposal for an EU Passenger Name Record Directive to fight serious crime and terrorism, but with strict data privacy rules.

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Air China Receives First 737-800 With New Boeing Sky Interior

Posted February 2, 2011 by BNO News

Boeing Company on Tuesday delivered Air China’s first Next-Generation 737-800 equipped with the new Boeing Sky Interior.

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TSA to Test Less Intrusive Scanner Software

Posted February 2, 2011 by BNO News

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says it will begin testing new software on its advanced imaging technology machines that enhances privacy by eliminating passenger-specific images and instead auto-detects potential threat items and indicates their location on a generic outline of a person.

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FBI Searching For Previously Undisclosed 9/11 Terrorists: Wikileaks

Posted February 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

An FBI manhunt is on for a team of Al Qaeda operatives who helped plan and support the 9/11 attacks, according to a secret document obtained by Wikileaks.

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Mexican Police Make $26 Million Drug Find in Aeromexico Baggage Enroute to Tijuana

Posted January 30, 2011 by BNO News

Around 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of heroin and crystal meth were seized at Guadalajara’s International Airport officials said Sunday.

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Small Plane Crash in Southern Ohio Injures Two

Posted January 30, 2011 by BNO News

A small airplane crashed Sunday near the Lawrence County Airpark in Chesapeake, Ohio, injuring the pilot and a passenger, local media reported.

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Moscow Airport Bomber Identified by Russian Authorities

Posted January 30, 2011 by BNO News

Russian investigators said on Saturday that the attack at Moscow’s Domodedovo airport was carried out by a resident of Russia’s North Caucasus region and was aimed primarily at foreigners, RIA Novosti reported.

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NORAD Scrambles F-16s Over Washington, D.C. After Commuter Jet Loses Contact with Air Traffic Control

Posted January 28, 2011 by BNO News

Two fighter jets responded to Washington, D.C. on late Friday morning when a small passenger plane failed to make contact with air traffic control.

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Royal Air Force Crew Safely Ejects From Burning Jet Off Coast of Scotland

Posted January 28, 2011 by BNO News

Two crew members from the UK RAF ejected their Tornado GR4 before it burst into flames and crashed in the sea off the west coast of Scotland during a routine training mission.

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Transatlantic Flights Grounded as Canadian Air Traffic Control Center Evacuated

Posted January 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Flights scheduled to cross the north Atlantic were grounded Thursday morning after a fire broke out at a key air traffic control center in northeastern Canada.

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PHOTOS: Afterburners, Bombers and Tankers Take the Stage at Red Flag-Nellis

Posted January 26, 2011 by Brandon Farris

NYCAviation was on-hand as Nellis Air Force base hosted one of its Red Flag training exercises on Tuesday.

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US Navy Orders Six Boeing P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Posted January 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Boeing Company on Tuesday announced that it received a $1.6 billion contract from the U.S. Navy for initial production the 737 airliner-based P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

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Russian President: Airport Management Should Be Held Accountable for Moscow Bombing

Posted January 25, 2011 by BNO News

After describing the blast that killed 35 people at Moscow’s busiest airport on Monday afternoon as a “well-planned terrorist attack”, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said airport management should be held accountable for lapses in security.

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Alaska Airlines Orders 15 More Boeing 737s

Posted January 25, 2011 by BNO News

Alaska Airlines on Tuesday announced it has placed an order with Boeing for 13 new 737-900ER aircraft and two 737-800s, valued at $1.3 billion based on list prices.

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Horizon Air to Revamp Branding by Adopting Alaska Airlines Eskimo and Livery

Posted January 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Horizon Air will retire its public branding and adopt the logo and colors of sister carrier Alaska Airlines throughout its fleet and marketing materials.

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US Airways Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Omaha Due to Electrical Problems

Posted January 24, 2011 by BNO News

A US Airways flight made an emergency landing in Omaha, Nebraska early Sunday after experiencing electrical malfunctions, but none of the passengers or crew members were reported injured.

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Moscow Airport Bombing Kills At Least 30

Posted January 24, 2011 by BNO News

A suicide bomber killed up to 31 people at Moscow’s busiest airport on Monday afternoon, officials said, prompting a major security alert in the Russian capital.

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Airbus Sets New Production Records in 2010

Posted January 19, 2011 by BNO News

Airbus on Monday announced that it had increased its production output for the ninth year in a row in 2010, achieving a new company record of 510 commercial aircraft deliveries.

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Poland to Launch its Own Investigation of President Kaczynski Plane Crash

Posted January 19, 2011 by BNO News

Poland has announced that it will conduct its own probe to determine the causes of last year’s plane crash in Russia, which killed 96 people including Polish President Lech Kaczynski.

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