Aircraft News

2009-11-19

Computer glitch causes widespread flight delays

A computer problem Thursday morning at the Atlanta airport, the busiest in the nation, is causing the cancellation of most departing flights, leading to cascading delays at airports around t...

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2009-10-28

Boeing picks South Carolina for second 787 line

Boeing will open a second assembly line for its long-delayed 787 jetliner in South Carolina, expanding beyond its longtime manufacturing base in Washington state to take advantage of economi...

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2009-10-22

Northwest A320 overflies destination by 150 miles

A Northwest Airlines flight from San Diego overshot the Minneapolis Airport by about 150 miles Wednesday evening, and federal investigators are looking into whether the pilots had become dis...

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2009-10-21

Six dead in Boeing 707 crash at Sharjah

Six people have been killed after a cargo plane crashed on takeoff from Sharjah Airport. The Sudanese registered plane, a Boeing 707 operated by Sudan Airways on lease from Azza Air, veered ...

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2009-10-21

Delta 767 lands on taxiway in Atlanta

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating how an international flight into Atlanta’s major airport landed on a taxiway instead of a runway early Monday. FAA spokeswoman Kath...

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2009-10-14

US Airways, United face FAA fines for safety violations

The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday proposed fines against two of the nation’s largest airlines, saying the airlines flew planes on hundreds of occasions in violation of F...

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2009-09-03

FAA orders replacement of Airbus airspeed sensors

Federal safety officials are ordering the replacement of Airbus airspeed sensors of the kind suspected of playing a role in loss of Air France Flight 447 and all 228 aboard in June. The Fede...

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2009-09-01

Southwest Airlines reduces flights on 92 routes

Southwest Airlines will temporarily halt flights on three routes early next year as it deals with a decline in air traffic and tries to bend its schedule to fit seasonal demand. The airline ...

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2009-09-01

American Airlines cutting 921 flight attendant jobs

American Airlines is eliminating 921 flight attendant jobs as of October 1, including 228 employees that will be furloughed and another 244 who have two-month involuntary leaves, the airline...

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2009-09-01

SkyEurope halts operations, starts bankruptcy proceedings

After battling steadily waning passenger numbers and a critical lack of cash for most of the past year, SkyEurope Airlines Tuesday ceased all operations while its holding company initiated b...

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