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Japan Airport Closed After WWII Bomb Found

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments

Japan shut down Sendai Airport in the northeast last night after construction workers found an undetonated bomb believed to be from World War II near a runway. A total of 92 domestic and international flights were canceled after the 250-kilogram (550-pound) explosive was found around 10:15 p.m. yesterday by workers at the southern end of one [...]

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Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre Unveils Rebuilt Vintage Plane

Oct 29, 2012 No Comments

Saturday was a big day for the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre in Montreal. Fourteen years after opening shop in an old barn, it unveiled the first of what it hopes will be many replicas of classic Canadian aircrafts. Volunteers didn’t have much to work with when they rebuilt this vintage plane from the 1920s. Scarce plans,” [...]

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Sandy a Nightmare as Airlines Ground 14,000 Flights

Oct 29, 2012 No Comments

The number of flight cancellations resulting from Hurricane Sandy is now pushing 14,000, according to the FlightAware flight-tracking service. And that number —13,785 as of 4:30 p.m. ET — still seems likely to grow over the next day as Sandy moves onshore and heads inland. For the complete story by USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh, click here.

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‘60 Minutes’ Spotlights Items Stolen from National Archives

Oct 28, 2012 No Comments

The Wright brothers’ airplane patent, along with photos taken by astronauts on the moon, are among the items that have been stolen from the National Archives. Tonight, “60 Minutes” takes a look at some of the thefts, along with a recovery team formed by the Archives that is working to find the stolen items. A con [...]

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Helicopter Opens Fire During Chase; 2 Dead

Oct 26, 2012 No Comments

A Texas Department of Public Safety sharpshooter opened fire on an evading vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants Thursday, leaving at least two people dead, sources familiar with the investigation said. DPS spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger confirmed a DPS officer opened fire during the pursuit north of La Joya, but had no information as to whether [...]

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Why The World’s Longest Flights Keep Getting Canceled (For Good)

Oct 26, 2012 No Comments

Singapore Airlines announced a $7.5 billion order for five new Airbus A380s and 20 A350s Wednesday for additional capacity growth and fleet renewal. As a footnote, however, it said this would result in the cessation of nonstop routes from Singapore to Los Angeles and Newark, putting an end to the world’s longest flights. Ultralong flights on the [...]

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American Airlines Plans to Hire 2,500 Pilots

Oct 25, 2012 No Comments

The CEO of American Airlines said the company expects to hire 2,500 pilots over the next five years as it ramps up international flights. “The new American will be doing even more international flying, providing greater opportunities for career advancement and increased income for our people,” AMR Corp. CEO Thomas Horton said Wednesday in a [...]

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American Airlines Set to Get New Livery Soon

Oct 24, 2012 No Comments

American Airline’s first Boeing 777-300ER has shown up at Paine Field, Wash., and not many were expecting to see a gray body with a white tail. Where is the polished aluminum? Is this a special livery for the 300ER or is this American moving to a completely new design? It looks like that they are [...]

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