MC-12s Could Provide Intel After Disasters

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

The ability of the Air Force’s Beechcraft MC-12 Liberty surveillance planes to provide real-time intel to troops in the war zone could prove an invaluable asset for patrols in the U.S., the chief of the Air National Guard said. The Air Force plans to transfer all 42 of its MC-12s to the Guard, but that proposal is [...]

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Boeing Board OKs Offering Bigger 787

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments

Boeing has taken the first formal step toward launching a third version of the Dreamliner, the stretch 787-10. “We are beginning to discuss more details about the airplane with customers,” spokeswoman Karen Crabtree said Wednesday. She said the talks are conditional “upon our obtaining final board approval to launch the program at a yet-to-be determined [...]

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With Another Storm, Airlines Take No Chances

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

Major airlines scrapped flights in and out of the New York area Wednesday as the region was socked with the second significant storm in little more than a week. United and American suspended operations in the region by afternoon, as white-out conditions developed. Other airlines have cancelled flights too. All are encouraging passengers to reschedule are [...]

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Man Turns Violent on Mumbai-Delhi Flight

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

In what was described by a frequent flyer as the “scariest flight of his life”, a passenger on board a Mumbai-Delhi IndiGo flight suddenly turned violent mid-air on Wednesday and started raising Islamic slogans while threatening to harm the aircraft. The situation turned so alarming that the cabin crew and passengers pinned down the flyer, Mursalim Shaikh, 41, and blocked the aisle with [...]

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How to De-Romneyize an Airplane

Nov 07, 2012 No Comments

After Election Day, the work of tearing down a presidential campaign begins. Field offices are dismantled. Bunting and balloons are junked. And a small company in Michigan gets back its airplane. Since the end of the Republican National Convention, Mitt Romney has toured the country in a personalized McDonnell Douglas MD-83, where the tail fin [...]

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Flights Canceled Ahead of Another Northeast Storm

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Airlines are again looking at canceling flights in and out of the Northeast, just a week after Superstorm Sandy led to more than 23,000 cancellations in the region. This time it’s a coastal storm that’s leading to travel headaches. United Airlines is grounding about 500 flights between noon Wednesday and noon Thursday out of Newark Liberty, [...]

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Aircraft on Hit List Support Storm Aftermath

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

Two different aircraft the Pentagon says the nation no longer needs are playing a prominent role in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, while National Guard leaders and elected officials fight to keep the aircraft in their fleet. One Florida Army Guard C-23 Sherpa delivered 6,500 pounds of Meals Ready to Eat from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Farmingdale, N.Y., over the weekend. On Monday, [...]

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Cessna Hits SUV on Approach to Airport

Nov 06, 2012 No Comments

The wife of a pilot whose single-engine plane clipped a passing sport utility vehicle while landing at a North Texas airport over the weekend caught the collision on tape. William Davis was trying to land a 2005 Cessna Skyhawk plane at the Northwest Regional Airport in Roanoke on Saturday when he clipped an SUV that was driving adjacent [...]

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