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Second Chinese Stealth Fighter Prototype Takes Flight

Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

China has test flown a second model of a prototype stealth fighter, aviation experts said Thursday, in a sign of its aircraft industry’s growing sophistication. Photos posted to the Internet Thursday showed the radar-avoiding aircraft airborne near the northeastern city of Shenyang with its landing gear still down. Two Chinese-made J-11 fighters accompanied it on [...]

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Airlines’ Schedules Boosted as LaGuardia Reopens

Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

New York’s LaGuardia Airport started receiving flights today to complete the reopening of the region’s aviation hubs, boosting U.S. airlines in their effort to rebuild schedules after superstorm Sandy. Arrivals resumed shortly after 7 a.m. local time today, and both LaGuardia runways are open after floodwaters receded, said Pasquale DiFulco, a spokesman for the Port [...]

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Aviation Nation Showcases Sin City’s Military Side

Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

Las Vegas embarks on a whole new game next week when Aviation Nation rolls out at Nellis Air Force Base Nov. 10-11. Want to see a drone close up? Check out the MQ-9 reaper, which might even make a demo flight. Want to see your tax dollars at work? Air Force F-15 and F-16 fighter planes will be ready [...]

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Air New Zealand: The Hobbit’s Unexpected Safety Briefing

Nov 01, 2012 No Comments

In what has to be the most unique airline passenger safety video made in some time, Air New Zealand teamed with famed Hollywood director and New Zealand native Peter Jackson to use characters from his upcoming film The Hobbit to create a new spin on what’s become a tired staple of air travel. The video [...]

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Planes of Fame WWII Zero to Visit Japan

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments

The world’s only fully authentic and flyable Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero is beginning its third trip to Japan for temporary display. The fighter, built in May 1943 and restored to flying condition in the 1970s by the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., was taken apart this week and placed in shipping containers for the [...]

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Airline Cancellations from Sandy Extend to Thursday

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments

Airline cancellations continued to mount, with a few carriers beginning to cancel flights scheduled for Thursday. Superstorm Sandy is now blamed for the cancellation of 18,100 flights, stretching from Saturday to Wednesday, according to the travel monitoring site Flightaware.com. The canceled flights were primarily to and from storm-ravaged cities along the East Coast. About 50 or so [...]

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Boeing 787s for United Airlines Delayed

Oct 31, 2012 No Comments

Boeing said delivery of at least two 787 jets for United Airlines was taking longer than expected, a surprise hitch in delivery to its first U.S. customer that is set to disappoint some customers wanting to ride the new fuel-efficient aircraft. The aircraft builder said it is working diligently to complete United’s next 787s for delivery but [...]

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Myanmar Spitfire Recovery Effort Gains Sponsor

Oct 30, 2012 2 Comments

Aircraft enthusiast David Cundall’s efforts to recover the British Supermarine Spitfires reportedly buried in Burma at the end of World War II will be funded by Wargaming, the creator of the award-winning games World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and the upcoming World of Warships, the company announced yesterday. The investment will allow Cundall and the [...]

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