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Start-Up Airline Eyeing Melbourne International

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

A new start-up airline may land at Florida’s Melbourne International Airport, bolstering the number of scheduled flights out of the Space Coast’s main airport and adding nonstop service between Melbourne and Washington, D.C. Airport officials see the potential addition of Portland, Maine-based Elite Airways as a step closer toward achieving its goal of offering Brevard [...]

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X-48 Research Plane Makes 100th Test Flight

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

The Boeing X-48 Blended Wing Body subscale research aircraft made its 100th flight in late October at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the agency stated in a news release yesterday. The milestone occurred Oct. 30 when the unmanned X-48C aircraft was flown on two separate 25-minute flights — the [...]

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United Passengers Praise 787 Dreamliner

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

In a trip years in the making, United Airlines passengers Sunday got their first chance to experience the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which made its inaugural voyage for the airline on a scheduled flight from Houston to Chicago. The twin-aisle plane, which made its debut three years late because of production problems at Boeing, is said [...]

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NTSB: Police Chopper Hit Pole, Crashed; 2 Killed

Nov 05, 2012 No Comments

A low-flying Atlanta, Ga., police helicopter searching for a runaway boy hit a power line pole before it plummeted to the ground and exploded Saturday night, killing both officers on board but leaving those on the ground unharmed. Federal authorities were investigating what caused the Hughes OH-6A to crash into power lines along on a [...]

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Australian Flying Community Mourns Loss of Innovator

Nov 03, 2012 No Comments

Toowoomba, Australia’s aviation community lost one of its dearest and most innovative members this morning when Terry Kronk’s P-51 Mustang replica crashed near Helidon. It was supposed to be a day of celebration. The 52-year-old, a successful business and property developer, had just taken off from the Emu Gully airstrip when mechanical failure sent his plane [...]

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O’Hare Will Be Party Central for Aviation Fans

Nov 03, 2012 No Comments

Cue the water cannons! United Airlines’s newest — and long-awaited — addition to its fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, is scheduled to pull up to a gate in United’s Terminal 1 at O’Hare Airport in Chicago at 9:51 a.m. Sunday — that is, if the aircraft and 219 passengers on the inaugural flight arrive on time. The [...]

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Southwest to Begin Puerto Rico Flights in April

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

Southwest Airlines announced Thursday that it will start service in April to San Juan, Puerto Rico — the carrier’s first destination beyond the lower 48 U.S. states. The low-cost said that beginning April 14, it will have three daily round trips between San Juan and Orlando, Fla., and one daily round trip between San Juan and [...]

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EAA to Give Away Stearman Model 75

Nov 02, 2012 No Comments

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Experimental Aircraft Association aircraft sweepstakes, and the grand prize was unveiled this week in the EAA exhibit at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando: a completely restored 1943 Boeing Stearman Model 75 biplane! The airplane featured at the exhibit was [...]

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