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FAA Certifies New NextGen Santa Sleigh

It appears that Jolly Old Saint Nick has upgraded his sleigh this year and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  has certified the new NextGen Santa One.  With a glass cockpit and new steep approach rating it seems Santa will be able to deliver gifts to good boys and girls around the world this year with…

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US Airways, A Disabled Passenger Removed From A Flight & The Grey Areas

Last week a story broke that US Airways had removed Johnnie Tuitel from a flight for being “too disabled.”  Since the story broke there have been countless stories in the news and comments in various social media channels regarding the removal of Mr. Tuitel from the flight and speculation surrounding the circumstances of the incident.…

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What Is The True Cost Of U.S. Airport Security?

At the time the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created on the 19th of November 2001 by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act the annual cost of airport security in the private sector in the United States was an estimated US$700,000,000 … or US$849,897,815 adjusted to 2010 dollars. Presently the cost of “Aviation Security” within…

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How Does A Dead Man End Up In An Airplane Wheel Bay?

8/2/2010 – How Does A Dead Man End Up In An Airplane Wheel Bay? On Sunday afternoon Delta Air Lines Flight 59, a Boeing 777-232, touched down at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport following a 10hr 18min flight from New York’s JFK International Airport. The flight went as expected until routine maintenance revealed an unexpected piece…

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FAA Clarifies Confusing Rules For Seat-Back Pocket Use

Web: www.stevenfrischling.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 1/12/2009 – FAA Clarifies Confusing Rules For Seat-Back Pocket Use What is allowed in the seat back pocket in front of you? This simple question has been hotly debated over the past year. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cleared up the answer to this seemingly trivial question…although they provided an…

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FAA Allows Aircraft With Known Engine Problem To Keep Flying

Web: www.thetravelstrategist.com — E-Mail: fish@flyingwithfish.com 30/11/2009 – FAA Allows Aircraft With Known Engine Problem To Keep Flying Just over a year ago I wrote about a US Federal Agency responsible for protecting airline passengers failing to do the responsible thing by grounding aircraft with a known potentially catastrophic in this post: 16/10/2008 – NTSB Finds…

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