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United Pilot Calls Out Air Traffic Control at SFO

A United pilot got angry and called out the air traffic controllers at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The aircraft was forced to go around twice due to a lack of spacing, which created an unnecessary 30-minute delay before being allowed to land. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Alaska Airlines trades water ballast for e-waste on Nome cargo flights

Alaska Air Cargo is hauling recyclable electronics out of Nome, Alaska, to provide weight balance on its empty return flights. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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New York smoke forces ground stop, delay at LaGuardia and Newark airports

By early afternoon, the FAA ordered ground stops at LaGuardia Airport in Queens and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, with NYC-bound flights being held on the ground at their airport of origin. The FAA sent out a message saying, "Boston to the New York metro area to Philadelphia and the DC Metro area, are all experiencing some smoke." (www.fox5ny.com) More...

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Delays Caused at Bush Airport Following Woman on Runway

Two runways at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport were closed for 15 minutes yesterday evening around 20:30 ET after a woman managed to enter the runway area and cause delays. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Cessna Citation violates US Capitol airspace, crashes in Virginia

Reuters reported that U.S. authorities scrambled jet fighters to pursue a light aircraft that entered restricted airspace over the U.S. Capitol area, that later crashed into the mountains in southwestern Virginia. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, a Cessna Citation that took off from Elizabethton, Tennessee, and bound for Islip, New York crashed in the sparsely populated town of Montebello, Virginia in around 3 p.m. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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Canada wildfire smoke again slows flights in the Eastern U.S.

Smoke from Canada wildfires could disrupt flights in the Eastern U.S. again Thursday after hundreds were delayed a day earlier due to decreased visibility, the Federal Aviation Administration said. “The FAA will likely need to take steps to manage the flow of traffic safely into New York City, [Washington] DC, Philadelphia and Charlotte [North Carolina] due to reduced visibility from wildfire smoke,” the agency said. The FAA briefly halted inbound traffic to Philadelphia International Airport… (www.cnbc.com) More...

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New U.S. Flights Operated by Chinese Airlines to Avoid Russian Airspace

Chinese airlines are starting to avoid flying over Russian airspace for flights to the US. This suggests that China is looking to improve its relationship with the US as geopolitical tensions increase. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Experimental plane crashes in Virginia killing father and son

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the crash of an experimental plane near Colonial Beach, Va., that killed a father and son. (dcnewsroom.blogspot.com) More...

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PHOTOS: Spirit Receives its First Airbus A321neo

Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier (ULCC) Spirit Airlines has just taken delivery of its first-ever Airbus A321neo aircraft. The company held an unveiling at its Detroit maintenance hangar this morning. The new aircraft, registered N702NK, will fly its first commercial route on June 7. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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New Technologies May Make a Big Impact on Business Aviation Sustainability

One area of focus for increasing sustainability and environmental friendliness is the aviation industry—and business aviation in particular. With the need to burn fuel to fly, it may seem like carbon emissions are an unavoidable part of air travel, and that nothing can make business aviation greener and more sustainable. (connectedaviationtoday.com) More...

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Replacement 777 for Air India Flight Diverted to Russia Safely Lands in San Francisco

A replacement aircraft for an Air India flight, which had to make an unexpected landing in Magadan, Russia due to an engine issue, has successfully arrived in San Francisco with all passengers and crew members onboard, according to the airline. (www.airguide.info) More...


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