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Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter (N211LA). (Photo by Matthew Field via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Man Gets 25 Years For Shooting LAPD Helicopter

Posted October 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Don’t try to shoot down helicopters and you won’t go to jail.

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United Flight 1475 hit a big bird near Denver. (Photo via Twitter)
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United Plane Suffers Bird Strike Near Denver

Posted August 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A United Airlines jet hit a large bird near Denver on Tuesday.

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United Flight 175 impacts the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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9/11 Negligence Lawsuit Against American and United Moves Forward

Posted September 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A judge ruled that a lawsuit against American Airlines and United Airlines over the destruction of the World Trade Center may proceed.

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Air France's newest Boeing 777-300ER (F-GZNL) takes off for Paris on its delivery flight. (Photo by Boeing)
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Shock: Air France Workers to Strike This Month

Posted October 18, 2012 by NYCA Admin

In a country known for its robust history of strikes, Air France employees are no different from any other profession.

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A shiny Spirit Airlines Airbus A320. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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Passenger Sues Spirit Airlines Over ‘Deceptive’ Fee

Posted August 8, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Spirit Airlines is being sued in Miami over a so-called “passenger usage fee” which runs $16.

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A Jat Airways Boeing 737-300 (YU-ANV) seen in Zurich. (Photo by Gordon Gebert)
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AirAsia in Talks to Buy Jat Airways From Serbian Government

Posted September 6, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia is in talks to buy Jat Airways from the Serbian government and plans to build a European hub in Belgrade.

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TSA baggage inspection notice. (Photo by lynn.gardner via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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TSA To Fire or Suspend 44 Newark Airport Screeners

Posted October 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Transportation Security Administration says it will fire 25 screeners and suspend another 19.

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El Al Boeing 747-400 (4X-ELD) departing JFK's Runway 22R enroute to Tel Aviv. (Photo by Mario Craig)
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El Al Wants to End Cairo Flights From Israel

Posted September 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Israel’s national airline seeks an immediate halt to its once-weekly Tel Aviv-Cairo flights, citing empty planes and high security costs.

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New York's easternmost airport, Montauk could be shuttered in favor of housing. (Photo by Bing)
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Are Days Numbered for Montauk Airport?

Posted September 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An $18 million price tag combined with residential zoning and non-existent profits could mean MTP’s days as an airport are numbered.

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Magic Johnson's Gulfstream III (N32MJ). (Photo by Andrew W. Sieber via Flickr, CC-BY-NC)
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Fired Flight Attendant Sues Magic Johnson

Posted October 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Magic Johnson’s former personal flight attendant is suing the retired basketball star for wrongful termination.

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Aerial view of Chicago Midway Airport. (Photo by Chris Bungo)
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Midway Airport Worker Busted Stealing Copper Wire From Runway

Posted August 16, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A fuel pump operator at Chicago’s Midway Airport allegedly stole 500 ft of copper from a runway and sold it to a scrap yard.

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Air traffic control radar. (Photo by Photodune)
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Party Balloon Knocks Greek Air Traffic Radar Offline

Posted October 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A Greek air traffic control radar was knocked offline when a child’s helium-filled balloon floated into power lines and cut power.

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An AIRMET/SIGMET map like this displays forecasts of turbulence for pilots and dispatchers. (Map by National Weather Service)
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Four Flight Attendants Hurt by Turbulence Thursday in Separate Incidents

Posted August 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Turbulent skies over the US on Thursday injured four flight attendants on three separate flights.

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This TSA sign about snow globes is no longer true, but there are still restrictions. (Photo by Scott Beale via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-ND)
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Snow Globe Expert Warns Of TSA Confusion At The Airport

Posted November 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

TSA has relaxed their outright ban on snow globes in carry-ons, but a snow globe expert says not so fast.

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Top Gun Director Tony Scott Commits Suicide

Posted August 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The director of Top Gun and several other blockbuster movies jumped off a Los Angeles bridge on Sunday.

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Presumably the woman dressed up in a banana costume and danced upon receiving her check.
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TSA Reimburses Mom for Seized Peanut Butter

Posted October 2, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A woman who claimed her peanut butter was wrongly seized by TSA screeners has won a $3.99 reimbursement from the agency.

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Video: 5 Hours Of San Diego Airport Arrivals Compressed to 26 Seconds

Posted December 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The busiest single-runway airport in the United States gets some creative planespotting treatment from filmmaker Cy Kuckenbaker.

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Video: Sudden Fear of Flying Forces British Boy to Ground Route Home from Middle East

Posted August 20, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A British boy and his dad are seeking an alternate route home after the child became acutely terrified of flying.

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The former Father Harkins at work. (Photo by CBS 3)
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Defrocked Priest Finds New Calling as TSA Screener

Posted October 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A priest allegedly expelled from the church over sex abuse accusations has shifted to a similarly divine career.

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Visiting Songdo: South Korea’s Aerotropolis

Posted August 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

South Korea is spending $35 billion to build an airport-based-city from scratch.

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