Civilian

Woman Gives Birth on Aeroflot Flight

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

OAO Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, diverted a Moscow-bound flight Tuesday from the Ukrainian city of Simferopol to Kharkiv after a passenger gave birth to a girl in mid-flight, the company said. The crew safely delivered the baby yesterday with the help of a nurse who was among the passengers, the Moscow-based carrier said today in an e-mailed [...]

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Ohio Residents Report Aerial Mapping DC-3 to Police

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

Aerial mapping was the mission of a low-flying, World War II-era plane whose back-and-forth flight led curious onlookers to call police Monday. A police dispatcher in Lorain, Ohio, who said he didn’t know the plane’s mission, said he and fellow dispatchers had received calls about the plane. The Douglas DC-3 is owned by Airborne Imaging Inc., [...]

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World’s Largest Airplane May Soon Start India Operations

Oct 10, 2012 No Comments

Germany’s Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Dubai-based Emirates Airlines will soon be able to fly Airbus A380s, a super jumbo which is the world’s largest passenger airplane, to India, according to a story in an Indian business publication Tuesday. The civil aviation ministry is planning to relax rules in bilateral air service agreements (ASAs) by doing [...]

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Alaska Airlines: Operations Returning to Normal

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

Alaska Airlines said flights were running close to normal late Monday after a fiber-optic outage shut down its ticketing system for more than four hours, causing the airline and its regional carrier to cancel 78 flights, affecting nearly 7,000 customers. More than 130 other flights departed during the disruption, but some were delayed for as long [...]

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National Aviation Hall of Fame Ceremony to Stay in Ohio for 2013

Oct 09, 2012 No Comments

A ceremony that attracts air and space luminaries to mark the enshrinement of aviation pioneers and trailblazers will stay in Dayton, Ohio, in 2013. The National Aviation Hall of Fame Board of Directors decided the coveted ceremony dubbed “the Oscar’s night in aviation” will stay in the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright at least through [...]

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Group Aims to Build Aviation Museum in Spokane

Oct 08, 2012 No Comments

A nonprofit organization is gearing up for a campaign to create a new military and aerospace museum at Felts Field in northeast Spokane, Wash. The Spokane Airport Board recently approved a lease to allow construction of the museum on a 14,400-square-foot parcel on Rutter Avenue just west of the Felts Field terminal. Larry Krauter, chief executive officer for [...]

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Fly Montserrat Airliner Crash Kills Three

Oct 08, 2012 1 Comment

Three people have been confirmed dead while another is fighting for life at Mount St. John’s Medical Centre following Sunday’s horrific plane crash of a Fly Montserrat Britten-Norman Islander at VC Bird International Airport near St. John’s, Antigua. Among those dead are the pilot, Capt. Jason Forbes, and two passengers who were on board the Fly [...]

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Boeing Deliver First S.C.-Made 787

Oct 06, 2012 No Comments

Representatives from Air India took delivery on Friday of the first Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner made in South Carolina and the first manufactured outside Boeing Commercial Airplane’s headquarters in Washington state. The delivery marks another milestone in Boeing’s efforts to broaden its production base beyond Washington, where all of its other jets have been built. [...]

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