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American Airlines Files for Bankruptcy

Years of economic instability, rising fuel costs, and mounting labor costs have caught up to American Airlines as it became the last of the major US legacy airlines to file for bankruptcy protection over the last decade the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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United Looking to Place Huge Order

On the heels of a string of late plane orders over the past year, United Airlines appears set to place a major order for narrowbody aircraft sometime in the next six months Reuters reports. “They (United Continental) are looking at … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Forces Over 8,000 Airline Cancellations

This time yesterday it was reported that nearly two thousand flights had been cancelled due to Hurricane Irene. That number has quadrupled over the last 24 hours to over 8,000 CBS News reports. The cancellations are the result of Hurricane … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irene Forces Thousands of Cancellations, More Expected

With Hurricane Irene threatening tens of millions of people along the Eastern Seaboard, airlines have begun preemptively canceling flights, particularly in the Northeast. According to The Wall Street Journal, 2,400 flights have already been cancelled through Monday with thousands more … Continue reading

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Airbus Electric Airplane Makes Maiden Flight

Airbus and Australian Aviation are reporting that the Airbus sponsored “eGenius” all-electric aircraft completed its first test flight on May 26th in Germany.  The aircraft was initially unveiled at this year’s international AREO Friedrichshafen event.  The plane made a 20 minute … Continue reading

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Spanair Employees Named Suspects in 2008 Crash

Bloomberg is reporting that an investigating judge has named multiple Spanair employees as suspects in the probe into the 2008 plane crash of a Spanair flight from Madrid to the Canary Islands.  The 2008 crash killed 154 of the 172 … Continue reading

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China Southern to Purchase Six 777 Freighters

Reuters and Bloomberg are reporting that China Southern Airlines has agreed to purchase six Boeing 777 freighters for a total of $1.58 billion.  The purchase is in response to the continued growth in the Chinese export market which is generating … Continue reading

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Iceland Volcanic Ash Cloud Subsides, Filghts Returning to Normal

Bloomberg News is reporting that flights in Europe returned to normal yesterday after volcanic ash from Iceland caused cancellations and delays on Wednesday.  The cloud of ash originated from the eruption of Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano. The Ash Cloud in Iceland About … Continue reading

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FAA Proposes “Significant Changes” to Airline Pilot Training

In light of recent air traffic incidents including sleeping air traffic controllers and near misses involving large passenger jets, the FAA proposed changes today that would require pilots and cabin crew members to be more prepared to handle emergency situations … Continue reading

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May Airport of the Month: RDU

About Like many residents in Raleigh in the 1980s, my family had relocated there from the north. As the Research Triangle Park emerged as one of the country’s most prominent hotspots for technology companies, businesses began moving employees by the … Continue reading

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