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United Airlines sues 22-year-old who found way to get cheaper plane tickets
Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:32

United AirlinesNEW YORK — A young computer whiz from New York City has launched a site to help people buy cheap plane tickets. But an airline company and its travel partner want to shut him down.

United Airlines and Orbitz filed a civil lawsuit last month against 22-year-old Aktarer Zaman, who founded the website Skiplagged.com last year.

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ICAO Celebrates 70th Anniversary
Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

icao facadeThis month marks the 70th anniversary of a major international agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO consists of 119 member states and works together with global aviation organizations to develop Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). These SARPs are used by the member states when developing their own national civil regulations.

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FAA Allows More Simulator Time for Instrument Rating
Friday, 05 December 2014 09:14

training device rulesThe FAA yesterday issued long-awaited rules that increase the number of hours pilots may log toward an instrument rating using approved aviation training devices, raising the limit to 20 hours in advanced training devices versus 10 hours under the old rules.

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FAA Testing of 100LL Replacement Fuels Begins
Monday, 01 December 2014 11:14

T100ll fuelhe FAA has launched Phase I testing of four unleaded aviation fuels at its William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, officially beginning aviation's much heralded transition away from low lead avgas.

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NASA Tests Flexible Flap Design
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:52

nasa flap bigNASA has started flight testing a new flap design that has the potential to make flying quieter and more fuel-efficient. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) project is a collaborative effort between NASA as part of its green aviation project and the U.S.

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OpenAirplane partners with Cirrus
Thursday, 30 October 2014 14:04

Cirrus AircraftCirrus Aircraft is collaborating with OpenAirplane. Pilots who participate in the Cirrus factory approved initial and proficiency training will be offered rental credentials through OpenAirplane for the same model of Cirrus, without the hassle and expense of another checkout.

With its universal checkout, OpenAirplane makes renting an airplane as easy as renting a car. Once pilots pass the checkout, they can go to OpenAirplane-affiliated flight schools and FBOs and rent an airplane.

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Virgin Australia buys out Tiger Airways for A$1
Friday, 17 October 2014 08:09

Virgin Australia will buy out loss-making budget carrier tigerTiger Airways Australia for A$1 (£0.54).

Virgin already has a 60% stake in Tiger but will take full control in an effort to speed up a turnaround, it said.

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Ebola: UK cancels resumption of direct flights to Sierra Leone
Monday, 13 October 2014 15:33

medical supplies at Freetown's airport to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone.Department of Transport cites deteriorating public health for revoking Gambia Bird’s licence to fly to Ebola-hit country

The first direct flights to resume from the UK to Sierra Leone have been cancelled after the British government revoked Gambia Bird’s recently granted permit because of fears over Ebola.

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Air France pilot strike costs airline 500 million euros
Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:55

AirfranceAir France has warned last month’s two-week pilots’ strike cost it  500 million euros (£393 million), and African low-cost flier fastjet said its Tanzanian operations had been disrupted by an unusually high number of bird strikes.

The French carrier said it had lost 350 million euros from lower takings on its own flights and buying customers tickets on rival airlines.

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NASA to crash helicopter to test safety improvements
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:42

helicopter-drop-004NASA researchers will crash a 45-foot-long  helicopter fuselage from a 30-foot height for the second time in a year — all in the name of safety.

NASA is collaborating with other U.S. and international government agencies on the Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Test Bed full-scale crash test scheduled for Oct. 1, weather permitting, at NASA Langley Research Center’s Landing and Impact Research Facility.

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