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57 min ago | Local NEWS 8

The ultimate first-class perks

Sure, first class sounds swank, but when you're paying a premium of several thousand dollars a ticket, it can be hard to justify the added expense. In an effort to really make it "worth it," airlines have started offering passengers everything from on-board apartments to post-boarding limo rentals and private jet access.

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57 min ago | BBC News

Ice probably caused aircraft crash

A light aircraft crash at Caernarfon which killed the son of the pilot was probably caused by the carburettor icing up, an inquest has heard. Iain Nuttall, 37, of Blackburn, died when a Piper Cherokee piloted by his father John lost power in May 2013.

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3 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Republic Airways orders Embraer E-jets as it drops its Bombardier Q400 turboprops

Republic Airways says it will remove 31 Bombardier Q400 turboprops from its fleet as its holding company announced a deal Wednesday to buy 50 E-175 regional jets valued at US$2.1 billion from Brazilian airplane maker Embraer. The U.S. company, which has said its large CSeries order no longer fits into its regional fleet plans, says 24 of the turbos will be sub-leased to U.K. carrier Flybe, which also terminate its order for 20 E-175 jets.

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4 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

FedEx Beats Estimates as Three Key Divisions Show Growth

The overnight package company said Wednesday that it earned $606 million, or $2.10 a share, in the fiscal first quarter ended Aug. 31. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters had estimated profit at $1.96 a share. Revenue rose 6% to $11.7 billion.

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8 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

Vietnam Airlines shoots for third in Southeast Asia

Vietnam Airlines targets to become the third-largest national airline in Southeast Asia next year by becoming a "four-star" carrier, a VNA official said. According to Skytrax, an international rating agency that ranks airlines on a scale from one to five stars, VNA is currently a three-star airline.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Frontier quits Fresno-Denver flights as Fresno airport nears passenger record

Frontier Airlines' service between Fresno and Denver appears to be flying off into the sunset -- again -- as the airline confirmed that it is pulling out of the Fresno market in early 2015. Jan. 5 will be the carrier's final flights between the two cities.

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Reuters

Qatar Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A380

Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said Airbus was not to blame for the delayed delivery of the world's largest airliner, defusing the row after earlier threatening to seek compensation. He also expressed confidence that the mid-sized A350, the company's newest model, would be delivered on time before the end of the year and hinted at a possible new plane order.

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Business Journal

Hawaiian Airlines to be first commercial airline to install new Inmarsat communications system

Hawaiian Airlines will become the first commercial airline to install Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband for flight deck applications on its Boeing 767-300s. Honolulu-based Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings , will use Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband Safety for Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System, or ACARS, data messages, live electronic flight bag updates and airline operational communication voice and data.

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Business Journal

Southwest's hub at LAX getting a $508M renovation

The $508 million renovation project at Terminal 1 kicked off Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony that included a Southwest executive and Los Angeles elected officials. The roughly 30-year-old terminal is being modernized with expanded Transportation Security Administration screening lanes, improved parking and drop-off lanes and new retail space.

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International Business Times

Apple Ships iPhones Out of China Consignment Reached Destination

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam The website also confirms through their sources as well as their staff who have ordered the device that it is on its way.

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MilitaryCity.com

First flight delayed for KC-46A test aircraft

A Boeing KC-46A prepares to refuel a B-1B bomber in flight in this artist's conception. The first flight of the KC-46 test aircraft has been pushed back to November.

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Laughing Squid

Newly Discovered Dinosaur 'Dreadnoughtus Schrani' Compared to Other Dinosaurs and a Boeing 737

The recently discovered sauropod dinosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani is one of the most complete skeletons ever found of such a large animal. As more research is being done its true scale is coming into focus.

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West Australian

Honeywell to roll out hardware on Bombardier business jets

Bombardier Inc said Tuesday that it will be the first business jet manufacturer to outfit its planes with the latest hardware made by Honeywell International Inc to support speedy in-flight Internet. The deal highlights the growing demand among travelers for robust Internet connections worldwide on business jets.

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WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

The 'world's strangest-looking airplane' turns 20The 'world's...

Airbus celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first flight of its distinctive "Beluga" aircraft this weekend. The Airbus A300-600ST, a transport aircraft that's usually referred to as "the Beluga" for its The 'world's strangest-looking airplane' turns 20 Airbus celebrated the 20th anniversary of the first flight of its distinctive "Beluga" aircraft this weekend.

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KSBW-TV

The richest middle class ... that isn't near NY, DC

It's not surprising that middle-class Americans living just outside New York City and Washington, D.C., are pretty well off. But how did a Denver suburb wind up at the top of the list of counties with the highest median income? Douglas County, which lies on the southern edge of the Denver metro area, had a median household income just shy of $100,000 last year, ranking it sixth in the United States, according to Sentier Research.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Northern Territory News

'I know what happened to MH370'

Indonesia's police chief General Sutarman reportedly told a meeting of airline officials and senior police, "I spoke to the Malaysian Police Chief, Tun Mohammed Hanif Omar. I actually know what had actually happened with MH370."

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Los Angeles Times

Southwest flight out of San Jose diverted to Oakland due to emergency

A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday after a problem was found with the flight controls. A Southwest Airlines flight en route to Phoenix was diverted to Oakland International Airport on Monday after a problem was found with the flight controls.

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Business Journal

U.S. airlines accomplish accident-free 2013 despite global difficulties

Just-released data f rom the National Transportation Safety Board show that not a single person died in North American air crashes last year, despite carriers carrying a record 744 million people. The crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport isn't counted in these statistics because the company is a foreign carrier, even though the crash did occur on U.S. soil.

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Manawatu Evening Standard

Passenger films flames shooting out of plane engine

Seats over the wing of an aeroplane are said to be the safest, but what if the engine is shooting flames? A passenger on board this flight from Spain heading towards Russia said shortly after takeoff the engine emitted a loud bang, then she noticed flames bursting from the plane's wing. She said the Transaero Boeing 767 began to shake immediately, and was forced to turn around and make an emergency landing at Barcelona Airport.

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Brandon Sun

Air Canada approaches pilots for early discussions leading to longer contract

Air Canada is moving to begin contract negotiations with its pilots union early in hopes of avoiding the acrimony that marked the last round talks that ended up being eventually settled by a federal arbitrator. "We are in talks to determine if there is basis for achieving an early renewal of the pilots' collective agreement," Air Canada spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur wrote in an email.

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