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Turkey Forces Down Syrian Airbus

Turkey Forces Down Syrian Airbus

Turkey scrambled fighters to force a Syrian passenger plane to land on Wednesday, suspecting it of carrying military equipment from Moscow, while Turkey’s military chief warned of a more forceful response if shelling continued to spill over the border. Military jets escorted the Damascus-bound Airbus A320, carrying around 30 passengers, into the airport in Ankara hours […]
Woman Gives Birth on Aeroflot Flight

Woman Gives Birth on Aeroflot Flight

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

Ohio Residents Report Aerial Mapping DC-3 to Police

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., […]
World’s Largest Airplane May Soon Start India Operations

World’s Largest Airplane May Soon Start India Operations

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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De Havilland Tiger Moth Steals the Show

De Havilland Tiger Moth Steals the Show

A de Havilland Tiger Moth from the 1930s was the focus of all eyes during a flyby at the Indian Air Force Day parade at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of New Dehli on Monday. The aircraft stole the show in the absence of aerobatic displays by the grounded Suryakiran planes and […]
Alaska Airlines: Operations Returning to Normal

Alaska Airlines: Operations Returning to Normal

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

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

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 […]
Sudan Military Plane Crashes Near Capital

Sudan Military Plane Crashes Near Capital

A Sudanese military plane carrying personnel and equipment to the strife-torn Darfur region crashed near the capital Khartoum on Sunday killing 15 people on board, the army said. The plane’s engine stopped working and the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing when it went down about 40 km (25 miles) southwest of the Khartoum […]

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Group Aims to Build Aviation Museum in Spokane

Group Aims to Build Aviation Museum in Spokane

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 […]
Fly Montserrat Airliner Crash Kills Three

Fly Montserrat Airliner Crash Kills Three

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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