Civilian

India’s Kingfisher Cancels Flights on Employee Unrest

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

India’s Kingfisher Airlines said it was cancelling several flights on Monday due to employee unrest, in a fresh blow to the ailing carrier and sending its shares down by their daily limit of 5 percent. The airline was cancelling flights today because it feared a number of its employees were unlikely to report for work due [...]

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Orioles’ Plane Diverted Because of Smoke in Galley

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

The airplane taking the Baltimore Orioles to St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday night had its flight diverted to Jacksonville because of smoke in the forward galley. Michael Stewart, spokesman for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, told The Associated Press that the plane was inspected and deemed OK to fly. The Orioles resumed their trip on the [...]

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Airport Board Hears Plans for Aviation Museum

Sep 30, 2012 1 Comment

Retired Northwest Airlines captain Steve Van Kirk and his brother Malcolm Van Kirk provided the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority in Wiley Ford, W.Va., with a presentation on a proposed aviation heritage museum at the Greater Cumberland Regional Airport during its monthly meeting Thursday. “We would like you to think about it a little bit and [...]

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Courtland Air Show Brings Out Crowds

Sep 30, 2012 No Comments

Two weeks after a fatal crash at a Moontown, Ala., airport fly-in, at least 2,000 people turned out for the Courtland Air Show on Saturday, showing the enduring popularity of such events. George “Bud” Myers, 74, the former owner of Moontown Airport, and Chris Schmitt, a 17-year-old student pilot, were killed when the plane they [...]

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Nepalese Airliner Crashes, 19 Dead

Sep 29, 2012 No Comments

A plane carrying tourists to Lukla, the gateway town to Mount Everest, crashed in Bhaktapur on Friday, killing all 19 people, including four Nepalis, seven British and five Chinese passengers. The Sita Air twin-engine Dornier Do 228-202 was carrying three crew members — pilot Bijay Tandukar, co-pilot Takesingh Thapa and air-hostess Ruja Shakya — when [...]

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With Planes on Ground, Accusations Fly at American Airlines

Sep 29, 2012 No Comments

Flight delays and cancellations continued for thousands of American Airlines passengers Friday as the carrier and its pilots traded barbs on who is to blame for the operational problems. Each side says the other is making disingenuous statements about pilot sick time and maintenance issues. American says pilots are filing last-minute maintenance requests and taxiing [...]

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iPad 1, TSA 0

Sep 28, 2012 No Comments

Between airline employees and the Transportation Security Administration, it seems iPads don’t have a chance these days. Following on the heels of a iPad theft by a Horizon Air flight attendant last week, ABC News yesterday aired a report on another iPad stolen by a TSA screener at Orlando International Airport. The first incident was [...]

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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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