Civilian

Plane violates airspace during president’s stop in Va. Beach

Sep 28, 2012 No Comments

As President Barack Obama was wrapping up his speech in Virginia Beach, Va., Thursday afternoon, two Lockheed Martin F-16 fighters on air defense duty intercepted a private plane that flew into airspace restricted because of the visit. NORAD officials told WVEC.com the jets couldn’t communicate with the Piper PA-28, which was located east of Cape [...]

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TAM Flight Lands Safely After Nose Gear Malfunction

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

A TAM Airlines flight from Rio de Janeiro to New York narrowly avoided a crash landing at busy JFK Airport after experiencing nose gear failure on Wednesday, officials said. The crew of Flight 8078, an Airbus A330-200, prepared for a crash landing Wednesday coming into JFK Airport after the plane’s nose gear failed to drop [...]

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Attendants’ fight sends United flight back to N.C.

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

An airport official says a squabble between two flight attendants forced a United Airlines flight bound for Chicago to return to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin said Flight 1214 left Raleigh at 6 a.m. Wednesday. A call from the pilot to the tower at 6:40 a.m. suggested there had been an assault onboard, [...]

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Airplane Part Lands in Man’s Backyard

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments

It was a perfectly predictable Labour Day Monday for Alain Quintard before he saw it. The 60-year-old Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, man mowed his large lawn late in the afternoon. An hour or two later, he spotted something black shining on top of his pristine grass. “I was puzzled, because the lawn was freshly cut; there [...]

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Airline to Offer Baby-Free ‘Quiet Zone’

Sep 26, 2012 No Comments

Fliers eager to sit as far away as possible from crying babies and boisterous kids on planes are getting a new option to do just that in one part of the world. AirAsia, a low-cost airline in Southeast Asia with hubs in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, has begun advertising a “Quiet Zone” that will be offered [...]

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Flight Attendant’s Gun Goes Off at Philadelphia International Airport

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

A day after a flight attendant’s gun accidentally went off in Philadelphia International Airport early yesterday, more information about the gun’s owner surfaced Monday, according to NBC10 Philadelphia’s Dan Stamm. The regional airline flight attendant who said she forgot she had a loaded weapon in her luggage when she arrived for work Sunday morning faced [...]

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Airbus, Sinopec to Develop Chinese Alternative Aviation Fuel

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

Airbus and the China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., one of China’s biggest energy companies and better known as Sinopec, today announced they are developing and promoting renewable aviation fuel production for regular commercial use in China. Sinopec is the instrumental partner in helping the Central Government to establish a Chinese airworthiness certification for alternative aviation fuels made [...]

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U.S. Airline Finally Receives Dreamliner

Sep 24, 2012 No Comments

After a years-long delay, United Airlines received its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner today in a ceremony at Everett., Wash. The airline becomes the first North American carrier  to fly the long-awaited 787, the maker’s composite twin jet. Five airlines, including launch customer ANA, have already taken delivery of their first Dreamliners. United has announced it [...]

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