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1 hr ago | Sun-Star

Tacloban airport to be closed due to potholes on runway

AIRPORT in Tacloban City will be temporarily closed starting this week to repair the potholes on the runway that pose safety risk to passengers, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said Monday.


Related Topix: Philippines, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Civil Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

5 hrs ago | UPI

Almanac for Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Those born on this day are under the sign of Virgo. They include German composer Engelbert Humperdinck in 1854; "Tarzan" creator Edgar Rice Burroughs in 1875; dancer/singer Marilyn Miller in 1898; labor leader Walter Reuther in 1907; actors Richard Farnsworth in 1920, Yvonne De Carlo in 1922 and George Maharis in 1928 ; undefeated heavyweight ... (more)


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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Daily Echo

Record-breaking year at air show

Almost 1.2million people went along to the seventh Bournemouth Air Festival to be wowed by a series of jaw-dropping aerial displays.


Related Topix: Military Aircraft, Avro Vulcan, Avro Aircraft

Bangkok Post

SpiceJet ends hiatus with new route from...

SpiceJet, India's second largest low-cost carrier , is returning to Bangkok later this month after a six-month hiatus.


Related Topix: World News, India, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 737

Sydney Morning Herald

Qantas moves closer to HK Jetstar remedy

Shun Tak Holdings, now has 51 per cent of the shareholder voting rights, while Qantas and China Eastern? will each retain 24.5 per cent.


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Elvis' jets for sale amid Graceland makeover

The four-engine "Lisa Marie" features a queen-size bed, gold bathroom fixtures, a videotape system with four TVs and a stereo system with 52 speakers, according to an ad posted on an aviation sales website this week.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Speakers, Commercial Aircraft, Convair 880, Convair Aircraft, Opinion, Entertainment

The Motley Fool

Can You Guess the 2 Best-Selling Wide-Body Planes of the Last Decade?

The introduction of wide-body planes in the 1960s ushered in a new era of air travel for aircraft makers, airlines, and the masses.


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Daily Herald

Legroom statistics touch a nerve with cramped airline passengers

Fliers aren't imagining it: Airliners across the country have pushed for years for denser, more lucrative cabins -- and jet makers are unveiling innovative new ways to cram more passengers into shrinking seats.


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Virgin America, Commercial Aircraft, Embraer Aircraft, Embraer 190, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777, Civil Aircraft, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A320

Weirton Daily Times

Tillman to convey experiences

Mark Tillman remembers the first time he was at he controls of Air Force One, and it came on a flight that was headed not too many miles north of here.


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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Post and Courier

An aerospace boom, if you can keep it

Boeing's decision five years ago to open an assembly plant in North Charleston - the first major airplane factory built in this country in more than 50 years - was driven by several factors, including the assumption that first, South Carolina was a hospitable place in which to locate aerospace manufacturing; and second, that Boeing's significant ... (more)


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 787, Charleston, SC, North Charleston, SC, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Representative Mick Mulvaney


F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said.


Related Topix: Civil Aircraft, Cirrus SR22, Cirrus Aircraft, Transportation, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Coast Guard, US Military

The Raw Story

Washington conservative think tank to boycott Labor Day by working Monday

A conservative group in Olympia, Washington has vowed to boycott Labor Day because of the holiday's association with labor unions.


Related Topix: Olympia, WA, Seattle Times, Media, Publishing, Boeing Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 787

St.Petersburg Times

Russia's next-generation civilian airliner will initially have to...

Russia's next-generation civilian airliner will initially have to rely on foreign engines, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin lamented on Friday, but said that the country is on the verge of making a breakthrough in engine technology.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, Russia, World News, Airbus Aircraft, Airbus A330

Business Journal

Russian billionaires' super yacht dwarfs other boats as it docks at Pier 90 in Seattle

The 394-foot mega-yacht "A," named for the first initial of its Russian billionaire owners, silently slipped into Seattle waters Thursday night.


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The Baltimore Sun

Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17

Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defense minister said in an interview published on Saturday.


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Bournemouth Echo

VIDEO: Fast jets bring the noise to day two of Bournemouth Air Festival

On a day with less-than-ideal flying conditions, featuring high winds and cloud that simply refused to budge, the crowds were still treated to a near-complete programme.


Related Topix: Weather, Eurofighter Typhoon, Eurofighter Aircraft, Military Aircraft

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Darlington and Stockton Times

UPDATED 1.20pm: Lancaster pulls out of weekend engagements after engine shutdown drama

FIRE crews were called to Durham Tees Valley Airport this morning, after the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster suffered an oil leak resulting in plumes of smoke coming from one of its engines.


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The Wichita Eagle

Boeing may have to a sharea work on next Air Force One project

The U.S. Air Force will decide by December whether Boeing will have to share a multibillion-dollar project to provide the next Air Force One jetliner for the president, the service said.


Related Topix: Boeing 747, Boeing Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, US Military, US Air Force, Civil Aircraft, Airbus A380, Airbus Aircraft, Fairfax, VA

Daily Echo

Bournemouth Air Festival 2014 Day Two: what's happening today?

IT'S day two of the Bournemouth Air Festival 2014. Want to know what you can see today? then look no further for our rundown.


Related Topix: Eurofighter Typhoon, Eurofighter Aircraft, Military Aircraft

The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

With Eye on China, Japan Defense Planners Seek Spending Boost

Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an intensifying rivalry with China.


Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Beijing, China Travel, China Travel, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Boeing 777