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GECAS Orders 100 New Aircraft at Farnborugh 2010: 40 Boeing 737-800s and 60 Airbus A320s

Posted July 19, 2010 by BNO News

GE Capital Aviation Services on Monday announced an order for 40 Next-Generation 737-800s for approximately $3 billion, and an order for 60 Airbus A320s with a list price of $4.9 billion.

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Crash of Vintage Yakolev Plane Kills Two in Portland, Maine

Posted July 17, 2010 by BNO News

Two people were killed on Saturday afternoon when the Yakolev Yak-52 they were flying crashed in a parking lot near Portland International Jetport, city and federal officials said.






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Port Authority Grounds its Police Helicopters

Posted July 17, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates all three of the New York City-area’s major airports, among other major transportation properties, has grounded its fleet of two helicopters, citing lack of usefulness and cost concerns.






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Dassault’s New Falcon 900LX Receives EASA and FAA Certifications

Posted July 17, 2010 by BNO News

Dassault Falcon on Friday announced that it has received certification from both the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for the newest member of the Falcon family of business jets, the 4,750 nm Falcon 900LX.






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A DHC-2 Beaver, like this one above, crashed in Quebec, Canada, killing four. (Photo by Josh Akbar)
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Four Die When Small Plane Crashes in Quebec, Canada

Posted July 17, 2010 by BNO News

Four people were killed and two injured when a DHC-2 Beaver aircraft crashed in a remote area of northern Quebec on Friday morning.






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American Eagle Launches New Flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Columbus, Ga. and Cheyenne, Wyo.

Posted July 15, 2010 by BNO News

American Eagle Airlines on Thursday began twice-daily, nonstop jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG) in Georgia and Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) in Wyoming.






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Delta Grounds Three 767s, Stranding More Than 600 at JFK

Posted July 14, 2010 by BNO News

Not goin’ anywhere for a while? Delta Air Lines grounded three Boeing 767 planes at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday due to maintenance issues, stranding more than 600 passengers, local media reported on Wednesday.






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A Beechcraft 58 Baron similar to this one crashed in Michigan yesterday, killing 4 of the 5 occupants. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Boy Survives Small Plane Crash That Killed Four

Posted July 14, 2010 by BNO News

Four people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a Beechcraft 58 aircraft went down shortly after 5 p.m. local time yesterday when it was attempting to take off from Mackinac County Airport in Michigan.






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Boeing Reveals Phantom Eye, Hydrogen-Powered Unmanned Airborne System

Posted July 13, 2010 by BNO News

Boeing unveiled their new unmanned airborne system, the Phantom Eye, which is capable of reaching altitudes of 65,000 feet for as long as four days. The aircraft will be sent to the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base for testing.






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An American Airlines 777-200 descending to land. (Photo by Brian Futterman)
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American Airlines Flight Diverts to Military Base Due to Fire Alarm

Posted July 12, 2010 by BNO News

American Airlines flight 175, a Boeing 777-200, departed Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas on Sunday morning, scheduled to land at Narita International Airport later on Monday until it was diverted to Eareckson Air Station in Alaska due to a fire alarm that went off onboard.






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Photo Gallery: LAX Observation Deck Open For Business

Posted July 11, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The observation deck on the roof of LAX’s Theme Building reopened to the public on Saturday after being shuttered for nearly nine years. Photographer Mike Arcellana was there to capture this important milestone for planespotters and aviation enthusiasts.






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Boeing Tanker Bid Earns Support of Eight Governors

Posted July 10, 2010 by BNO News

Governors of eight states came out on Friday in support of Boeing’s formal bid for the U.S. Air Force tanker contract.






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Boeing F-15E1 Silent Eagle Completes First Flight

Posted July 9, 2010 by BNO News

The Boeing F-15E1 Silent Eagle flight demonstrator completed its first successful flight on Thursday from Lambert St. Louis Airport.






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LAX Observation Deck Reopens Saturday, July 10th

Posted July 9, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The observation deck atop Los Angeles International Airport’s iconic Theme Building will reopen to visitors on Saturday, July 10th.






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Embraer Deliveries Up, Order Backlog Shrinks in Second Quarter

Posted July 9, 2010 by BNO News

During the second quarter of 2010, Embraer delivered 69 jets to the airline and executive jets segments, 15 more than the same period last year, the company said on Thursday.






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American Airlines 767-300ER on approach to LaGuardia Airport in New York. (Photo by Sergio Cardona)
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American Airlines Applies for Authority to Fly Nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio

Posted July 8, 2010 by BNO News

American Airlines on Thursday applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to fly nonstop from Dallas/Fort Worth to Rio de Janeiro three times weekly beginning this Fall.






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Swiss Plane Completes First Solar-Powered Overnight Flight

Posted July 8, 2010 by BNO News

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, a Swiss solar-powered plane, completed the first non-stop flight on solar energy after flying 26 hours and 9 minutes. It was the longest flight at the highest altitude in aviation history, Solar Impulse announced on Thursday.






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A NASA WB-57 like this one will take part in the new wave of hurricane testing later this summer.
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NASA to Send Three Aircraft to Study Hurricanes

Posted July 8, 2010 by BNO News

NASA will launch hurricane study program this summer using 1960s-era jets along with a modern UAV.






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Hawaiian Airlines Confirmed for Tokyo Service

Posted July 7, 2010 by BNO News

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday gave final approval to Hawaiian Airlines’ application to offer nonstop daily service between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Honolulu International Airport.






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American Airlines Loses Handguns Belonging to Israeli Prime Minister’s Security Detail

Posted July 7, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The crack-up crew of American Airlines baggage handlers at New York-Kennedy Airport has followed up its bike breaking fiasco by “losing” four handguns.






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