• Archive for December, 2011

    2011: The Year in Aviation

    by  • December 29, 2011 • Accidents, Airlines, Manufacturers • 21 Comments

    2011 has been a very eventful year for the aviation industry. We have seen some great tragedies, some long awaited deliveries, and some consequences of the world’s poor economy. Here is a look back at the year’s top ten headlines surrounding the aviation world. 1. Boeing 747-8 Enters Service After a long, delayed testing...

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    Medical Helicopter Crash in Florida Kills Three

    by  • December 26, 2011 • Accidents • 0 Comments

    A medical helicopter crashed this morning in Palatka, Florida. The three people killed were the pilot, a surgeon, and a medical technician. The helicopter was carrying two employees of the Mayo Clinic to the University of Florida to pick up donated organs.  No patients were onboard at the time of the accident. The surgeon...

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    Medical Helicopter Crash in Florida Kills Three

    by  • December 26, 2011 • Accidents • 0 Comments

    A medical helicopter crashed this morning in Palatka, Florida. The three people killed were the pilot, a surgeon, and a medical technician. The helicopter was carrying two employees of the Mayo Clinic to the University of Florida to pick up donated organs.  No patients were onboard at the time of the accident. The surgeon...

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    Update: Ohio Plane Crash

    by  • December 25, 2011 • Accidents • 2 Comments

    The two passengers killed in the crash have been identified as Eudora Byers (78 years old) of Ohio and Siobhan Reynolds (50 years old) of New Mexico. The pilot has been identified as Kevin Byers (54 years old) of Ohio. He remains in critical condition at a hospital in Ohio. It appears the plane...

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    ANA 787′s for San Jose & Seattle

    by  • December 23, 2011 • Airlines • 0 Comments

    All Nippon Airways has announced that it’s first destinations in the United States for it’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s will be San Jose, California and Seattle, Washington. The new services from Narita Airport in Tokyo will begin sometime in 2012. ANA is the launch customer for the highly anticipated and delivery-delayed 787 Dreamliner. Japan’s...

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    Air Berlin introduces Dusseldorf to Las Vegas non-stop service

    by  • December 22, 2011 • Airlines • 0 Comments

    German Air Carrier AirBerlin has announced that it will begin non-stop service from Dusseldorf, Germany to Las Vegas, Nevada. The service, set to begin in this Summer, will include flights on Thursdays and Sundays. The service will utilize Airbus a330′s. AirBerlin already flies to New York, Miami, Fort Myers, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Vancouver....

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    US Airway’s Diverse Fleet

    by  • December 21, 2011 • Airlines • 1 Comment

    Many of our nation’s most profitable airlines stay efficient by sticking to only a few types of aircraft. For example, Southwest is one of the most profitable airlines, operating only Boeing 737′s. US Airways is very different from this. Including their express fleet, they operate 17 different types of aircraft, mostly from manufacturers Airbus...

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