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Sandy a Nightmare as Airlines Ground 14,000 Flights

Oct 29, 2012 No Comments

The number of flight cancellations resulting from Hurricane Sandy is now pushing 14,000, according to the FlightAware flight-tracking service. And that number —13,785 as of 4:30 p.m. ET — still seems likely to grow over the next day as Sandy moves onshore and heads inland. For the complete story by USA Today’s Ben Mutzabaugh, click here.

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‘60 Minutes’ Spotlights Items Stolen from National Archives

Oct 28, 2012 No Comments

The Wright brothers’ airplane patent, along with photos taken by astronauts on the moon, are among the items that have been stolen from the National Archives. Tonight, “60 Minutes” takes a look at some of the thefts, along with a recovery team formed by the Archives that is working to find the stolen items. A con [...]

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Helicopter Opens Fire During Chase; 2 Dead

Oct 26, 2012 No Comments

A Texas Department of Public Safety sharpshooter opened fire on an evading vehicle loaded with suspected illegal immigrants Thursday, leaving at least two people dead, sources familiar with the investigation said. DPS spokeswoman Katherine Cesinger confirmed a DPS officer opened fire during the pursuit north of La Joya, but had no information as to whether [...]

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Why The World’s Longest Flights Keep Getting Canceled (For Good)

Oct 26, 2012 No Comments

Singapore Airlines announced a $7.5 billion order for five new Airbus A380s and 20 A350s Wednesday for additional capacity growth and fleet renewal. As a footnote, however, it said this would result in the cessation of nonstop routes from Singapore to Los Angeles and Newark, putting an end to the world’s longest flights. Ultralong flights on the [...]

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American Airlines Plans to Hire 2,500 Pilots

Oct 25, 2012 No Comments

The CEO of American Airlines said the company expects to hire 2,500 pilots over the next five years as it ramps up international flights. “The new American will be doing even more international flying, providing greater opportunities for career advancement and increased income for our people,” AMR Corp. CEO Thomas Horton said Wednesday in a [...]

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American Airlines Set to Get New Livery Soon

Oct 24, 2012 No Comments

American Airline’s first Boeing 777-300ER has shown up at Paine Field, Wash., and not many were expecting to see a gray body with a white tail. Where is the polished aluminum? Is this a special livery for the 300ER or is this American moving to a completely new design? It looks like that they are [...]

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2 Killed in Crash of Home-Built Plane

Oct 24, 2012 No Comments

Two people died Tuesday when a small plane crashed and burned north of the Byron, Calif., Airport, Contra Costa County authorities said. The experimental Stoddard-Hamilton Glasair III, a single-engine, home-built airplane, crashed in a field 4 miles northeast of the airport at about 2 p.m., according to Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Authorities initially believed that [...]

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Serbia Looks at Forming New Airline, Seeks 12 Airbus Jets

Oct 22, 2012 No Comments

Serbia is looking at the idea of carving a new airline out of the loss-making JAT Airways business, with the government to help with the leasing of new aircraft from EADS’s Airbus, Finance Minister Mladjan Dinkic told local newspaper Blic. Government guarantees would back the new leases but a rejuvenated airline could then link up [...]

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