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Tariffs of private airlines will be rationalized
Sunday, 09 January 2011 19:09

AHMEDABAD: Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Sunday said the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been instructed to monitor and rationalise the tariffs of private airlines for the benefit of travellers.
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China stealth plane still 'years away', says Pentagon
Friday, 07 January 2011 20:07

The US is playing down pictures that appear to show a working prototype of a Chinese stealth aircraft, invisible to radar.

The images - first published on websites - show what looks like a stealth fighter on a taxi run.

 

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"Miracle on Hudson" plane to be exhibited in museum
Thursday, 06 January 2011 22:01

The crippled U.S. Airways plane that made a miraculous safe emergency landing in New York's icy Hudson River in 2009 is headed for its final destination -- the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

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Airlines bet oil will correct; stay away from hedging
Thursday, 06 January 2011 21:39

Top global airlines are staying away from further hedging jet fuel purchases that account for around a third of their costs, betting that a recent surge in oil prices to two-year highs will slow.

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British Airways Picks Troubled Rolls-Royce Engine to Power A380s
Thursday, 06 January 2011 14:32

British Airways Plc picked Rolls-Royce Group Plc’s Trent 900 engine to power its Airbus SAS A380 aircraft, boosting prospects for a model that blew up on a Qantas Airways Ltd. superjumbo in November.

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Bombardier Sells Four CRJ700 NextGen Regional Jets to SkyWest
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 22:32

Bombardier Aerospace announced today that SkyWest, Inc. of St. George, Utah has placed a firm order for four CRJ700 NextGen airliners. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines under the Delta Connection banner in a dual-class configuration with 65 seats.

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Diplomats Help Push Sales of Jetliners on the Global Market
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 21:22

WASHINGTON — The king of Saudi Arabia wanted the United States to outfit his personal jet with the same high-tech devices as Air Force One. The president of Turkey wanted the Obama administration to let a Turkish astronaut sit in on a NASA space flight. And in Bangladesh, the prime minister pressed the State Department to re-establish landing rights at Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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Air crashes kill 828 people in 2010
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:15

The global death toll from air crashes rose by 13% to 828 last year, as the airline industry's improving reputation for safety suffered a "disappointing" year.

Incidents in the Middle East, India and Pakistan accounted for more than six out of 10 aviation deaths last year, as the fatal accident rate worsened from one per 1.5m flights in 2009 - the industry's safest year - to one in every 1.3m flights in 2010.

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Com-Net Installs 72-Screen Video Wall At Port Columbus
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 17:07

Com-Net Software has installed a 72-screen, high definition and full motion video wall in the Port Columbus International Airport ticket lobby. The wall carries flight information display information and advertising.

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Raunchy videos starring Enterprise skipper come to light
Monday, 03 January 2011 23:07

In one scene, two female Navy sailors stand in a shower stall aboard the aircraft carrier, pretending to wash each other. They joke about how they should get six minutes under the water instead of the mandated three.

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