Aircraft News

2009-07-10

Ships ending search for Air France black boxes

Two ships using U.S. listening devices to search for the black boxes of Air France Flight 447 were ending their hunt Friday, an American commander said. A French nuclear submarine, however, ...

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2009-07-10

Spirit Airlines to buy Air Jamaica

The owners of discount-carrier Spirit Airlines will purchase Air Jamaica, renaming the money-losing government-owned carrier Spirit of Jamaica, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. Indigo Partn...

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2009-06-29

Yemenia A310 crashes into sea; 150 feared lost

An Airbus A310 belonging to Yemenia, the state airline of the Arabian peninsula nation of Yemen, crashed early Tuesday morning off the coast of Comoros, an archipelago nation jetting into th...

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2009-06-26

Qantas cancels 15 787 orders, delays remainder

Boeing lost half of a 30-plane order for its 787 Dreamliner from Qantas Airways Ltd., formerly the model’s biggest airline customer, amid slumping demand for international travel. The ...

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2009-06-25

Zest Air MA-60 mishap prompts closure of Caticlan airport

Hundreds of passengers were stranded at the Caticlan Airport in the Philippines when operation was stopped because of a Zest Air plane that overshot the runway at 7:53 a.m. on Thursday. Zest...

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2009-06-25

Republic Airways to buy Frontier, Midwest Airlines

Republic Airways Holdings said it is offering to buy Frontier Airlines for $108.8 million and take it out of bankruptcy. Indianapolis-based Republic supplied a $40 million debtor-in-possessi...

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2009-06-23

First flight of Boeing 787 delayed again

Boeing has delayed the first flight of its 787 Dreamliner again, saying wing-bending tests showed a structural weakness where the wings join the body of the aircraft. It will be several week...

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2009-06-22

Virgin Atlantic orders 10 Airbus A330-300s

Virgin Atlantic said Monday it has ordered 10 Airbus A330-300s worth $2.1 billion and expects to start taking deliveries in 2011. Speaking to reporters at London’s Heathrow Airport bef...

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2009-06-18

Continental pilot dies on trans-Atlantic flight

The 61-year-old Captain of a Continental Airlines flight from Brussels to Newark died as the flight made its Atlantic crossing, according to the FAA. Airline spokeswoman Kelly Cripe says the...

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2009-06-10

FAA orders reviews of training programs for pilots

Amid increasing scrutiny of smaller airlines in the wake of the February crash of a Colgan Air turboprop in Buffalo, New York, the FAA said it has ordered inspections of pilot-training effor...

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