Romania to Buy 12 F-16 Falcons from Portugal

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

The 12 Lockheed Martin F-16 Falcon multirole combat aircraft Romania is to purchase second-hand from Portugal will cost about 120 million euros or more than $155 million, Romanian Minister of National Defence Corneliu Dobritoiu told news agency Agerpres on Monday. The rest of the multi-million-euro contract will go to logistic support, which “would have been the same [...]

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American Airlines to Inspect 757s for Loose Seats

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

American Airlines said it will inspect eight Boeing 757 aircraft in its fleet after a row of seats became loose on two planes. The Fort Worth-based carrier said there could be an issue with a particular model of seats and contacted the Federal Aviation Administration about a possible problem. “An initial internal investigation into why [...]

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De Havilland DH.84 Missing in Australia

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments

The pilot of a missing plane had been raising funds for charity before his craft carrying five passengers vanished in south-eastern Queensland, Australia. Des Porter, 68, was giving scenic flights in his prized red 1930s biplane at an airshow Sunday morning, the organiser of the Monto Fly-In said. The 1930s de Havilland DH.84 left Monto, 180 [...]

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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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The V-22 Osprey: Like No Other Aircraft

Oct 01, 2012 No Comments

Cutting edge. That’s how Capt. Michael Whiteford describes the MV-22B Osprey, the plane he pilots in the Marine Corps and the newest aircraft to be added to Marine Corps Aviation. “It’s something that has never existed before in the history of aviation,” Whiteford said. Whiteford, the son of a pilot, says he always knew he [...]

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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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