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Boeing’s 900th 777 Delivered to Ethiopian Airlines

Posted November 17, 2010 by BNO News

Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of the 900th Boeing 777 ever built, the airline’s first 777-200LR.

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Qantas 747 Makes Emergency Landing in Sydney Due to Electrical Problem

Posted November 15, 2010 by BNO News

An electrical problem has forced a Buenos Aires-bound Qantas plane to make an emergency landing after takeoff at Sydney Airport on Monday, the airline said.

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FAA Hits Brakes on 787 Certification Until Cause of Fire Investigated

Posted November 13, 2010 by BNO News

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday said it has no plans to resume certification testing of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft until it fully understands what caused an incident on Tuesday.

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Southwest Names New Vice President of Operations Coordination Center

Posted November 13, 2010 by BNO News

Southwest Airlines on Friday announced the naming of Captain Jeff Martin as the new Vice President of the Operations Coordination Center (OCC).

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British Airways Adding First Class Seats to Las Vegas Flights

Posted November 13, 2010 by BNO News

British Airways on Friday announced that it will add First Class seating to its highly-demanded flights to Las Vegas, Nevada starting next summer.

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Rolls-Royce Discovers Cause of Qantas Airbus A380 Engine Explosion

Posted November 12, 2010 by BNO News

Rolls-Royce on Friday announced that a single faulty component caused the engine failure on the Trent 900-powered Qantas A380 that was forced to make an emergency landing last week.

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Alaska Airlines Launches Portland-Kona, Hawaii and San Diego-Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Routes

Posted November 12, 2010 by BNO News

Alaska will inaugurate seasonal flights between Portland, Oregon and Kona, Hawaii, as well as between San Diego and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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Plane Crash in Darfur Kills At Least 8, But Over 30 Survive

Posted November 12, 2010 by BNO News

A Tarco Airlines passenger plane carrying up to 40 people crashed in Sudan’s Darfur region on Thursday, officials said, killing at least eight people and possibly more.

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Delta Wins Approval to Add Heathrow Flights

Posted November 11, 2010 by BNO News

Delta Air Lines on Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation and the European Commission granted permission to Delta to expand its service at London’s Heathrow Airport.

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Israeli Fighter Jet Crashes in Southern Israel; Both Crewmembers Missing

Posted November 11, 2010 by BNO News

An Israeli fighter jet carrying two crew members crashed Wednesday night in southern Israel while on a routine training flight, the military said.

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Eruption of Mount Merapi Disrupts Flights as Death Toll Rises

Posted November 10, 2010 by BNO News

The death toll in Indonesia’s Mount Merapi eruptions risen to 191 on Wednesday as international airlines again cancel and postpone routes to and from the region.

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Frozen Corpse of Bolivian Pilot Found on Mountain 20 Years After Plane Crash

Posted November 10, 2010 by BNO News

The corpse of a Bolivian pilot was found in the country’s snow capped mountain tops east of its capital, La Paz, 20 years after a plane crash.

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Bomb on UPS Plane Could Have Taken Down Plane Over U.S. East Coast

Posted November 10, 2010 by BNO News

Scotland Yard on Wednesday said an explosive device found aboard a U.S.-bound UPS cargo plane could have detonated over the U.S. East Coast, possibly causing it to crash.

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Fire on Boeing 787 Dreamliner Forces Emergency Landing

Posted November 9, 2010 by BNO News

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight test was evacuated on Tuesday after landing in Texas due to smoke detected in the cockpit, the FAA said.

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Al Qaeda Terrorists Filled Live Dogs with Bombs in Attempt to Blow Up US Cargo Plane

Posted November 6, 2010 by BNO News

Al-Qaeda militants allegedly tried to use two dogs, filled with explosives, in an attempt to down a U.S. cargo plane in 2008, according to a report published Saturday.

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Boeing Warns 787 Customers of New 10 Month Delivery Delays

Posted November 5, 2010 by BNO News

Boeing has told several of its customers, including ANA, Korean and Air India, that deliveries of the 787 Dreamliner will suffer new delays of at least another 10 months.

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Photo: Horizon Air’s New University of Idaho Vandals Theme Plane Spotted in Seattle

Posted November 5, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Horizon’s new University of Idaho plane was not supposed to be officially unveiled until next week, but she was already out of the paint shop and back in service in Seattle last night.

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Oil Company Charter Plane Crashes in Karachi, Killing 22

Posted November 5, 2010 by BNO News

A small plane carrying more than 20 people crashed in Karachi on early Friday morning, killing everyone on board, Pakistani officials said.

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Photo Gallery: A Rare Peek Inside a P-3C Orion Navy Spy Plane

Posted November 4, 2010 by David Lilienthal

Since entering service in the 1960s, the Lockheed P-3 Orion has proven itself to be the US Navy’s workhorse anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft. NYCAviation’s David Lilienthal recently got a rare peek inside a P-3C from NAS Whidbey Island in Washington.

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United Airlines Unveils Special Oprah Winfrey-Painted 757

Posted November 4, 2010 by NYCA Admin

United Airlines today showed off their “Oprah Winfrey Show Farewell Season Plane,” a Boeing 757 painted to commemorate the popular daytime TV star’s final season.

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