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Pilot Killed in Arizona Crash

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

A pilot was killed when his plane crashed in San Manuel, Ariz., Thursday morning. The homebuilt, single-engine Mustang II FB crashed about two miles north of the San Manuel Airport and caught fire, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. It is believed the pilot was planning to make a local flight and return to San [...]

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American Blames Soda, Coffee Spills for Seat Woes

Oct 05, 2012 No Comments

American Airlines cancelled almost hundred flights Thursday as the carrier adds seat locking mechanisms to 48 Boeing 757 aircraft to keep seats from coming loose mid-flight. The Fort Worth-based carrier said mechanics will be adding a second locking device to secure seats on the aircraft. The work should be completed by Saturday, said David Campbell, [...]

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Low-Cost Flying Arrives in Luxury-Loving Japan

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

Japan has a reputation for loving expensive things like overpriced real estate, gourmet melons and luxury brands. But the nation is finally discovering the joy of flying cheap, with the arrival this year of three low-cost carriers. The takeoff of AirAsia Japan, Peach Aviation and Jetstar Japan could change lifestyles. No longer will air travel [...]

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City of Yuma Aeronca Display Set for Oct.10 Dedication

Oct 04, 2012 No Comments

Exactly 63 years after the City of Yuma Aeronca Sedan remained airborne for a record-setting 1,124 hours, a dedication will be held at Yuma City Hall where the historic aircraft is now on display. Having adorned the City Hall lobby for several months, the airplane is now part of a full display commemorating the 1949 endurance [...]

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Four to Be Inducted in National Aviation Hall of Fame

Oct 03, 2012 No Comments

Local sponsors made the difference in keeping the National Aviation Hall of Fame enshrinement event dubbed “America’s Oscar Night of Aviation” in Dayton, Ohio, this Saturday after fears the ceremony would be wooed to North Carolina, an organizer said. Area sponsors pledged about $200,000 to keep the 50th anniversary event that celebrates aerospace luminaries in [...]

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JFK Airport Breaks Ground on Yet Another Terminal

Oct 03, 2012 No Comments

It’s been an entire year since the demolition of the old I.M. Pei-designed Terminal 6 at New York’s JFK Airport. Not only was it the former “Sundrome” home of the now-defunct National Airlines, but it served as the first real home of JetBlue; it was the company’s training wheels terminal before building Terminal 5, if you will. The [...]

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No Survivors in De Havilland Crash

Oct 03, 2012 No Comments

The wreckage of a de Havilland DH.84 bi-plane was found by searchers in Australia yesterday afternoon, a day after disappearing during a fly-in north of Brisbane. All six people aboard, including pilot Des Porter and his wife, were killed. Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokesman Mike Barton – who knew Porter as a friend – said [...]

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American Airlines to Inspect 757s for Loose Seats

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

American Airlines said it will inspect eight Boeing 757 aircraft in its fleet after a row of seats became loose on two planes. The Fort Worth-based carrier said there could be an issue with a particular model of seats and contacted the Federal Aviation Administration about a possible problem. “An initial internal investigation into why [...]

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