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Delta jet makes emergency landing at JFK

NEW YORK — Landing gear problems caused Delta Connection jet with 60 passengers on board to make an emergency landing at JFK airport in New York City.

Lightning strikes American Airlines plane

An American Airlines flight from O’Hare International Airport to Reno was struck by lightning Thursday morning while in the air, an airline spokeswoman said.

Investigators: Hole in the plane due to metal fatigue

DALLAS — Federal investigators say metal fatigue caused a hole to rip open in the roof of a Southwest Airlines jet as it cruised at 35,000 feet last year.

Boeing 737 crash in Colombia being called a miracle

BOGOTA, Colombia – It is believed that a lightning bolt from a thunderstorm struck a Boeing 737 jetliner being operated by Aerovias de Integracion Regional SA airline, causing the plane that was car

Flight aborted after eagle sucked into plane’s engine

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Airlines says a flight was aborted after an eagle was sucked into the jet's engine as the aircraft was taking off from a small southeast Alaska town.

United Airlines jet evacuated, 3 injured

Three people were treated for minor injuries after passengers were evacuated from a United Airlines jet at O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday afternoon as crews put out a small fire in the airc

Air France jet makes emergency landing in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO – An Air France passenger jet from Rio to Paris that made an emergency landing in northeastern Brazil with 405 passengers aboard due to a bomb threat was scheduled to take off again S

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Hawaiian Airlines takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 jet

Hawaiian Airlines yesterday took delivery of the first of 27 long-range Airbus A330-200 jets it plans to acquire over the next decade.

Winglets save 2 billion gallons of jet fuel

The Blended Winglet Technology will have saved the world's airlines and private jet operators 2 billion gallons of jet fuel, or US$4 billion+ as of March 5, 2010, 1905 hours PST.

Sir Richard Branson unveils underwater “plane” for deep sea tours

Adventure Sir Richard Branson has unveiled his new toy - an underwater "plane" for a voyage to the bottom of the sea.

Malindi suffers from jet fuel shortage

Reports from the Kenyan coast have confirmed that Malindi airport suffered a severe jet fuel shortage last week, when Shell failed to deliver sufficient supplies of JetA1 and AVGAS to the airport.

Rwandair receives first owned Bombardier CRJ

The Rwandan national airline took delivery earlier in the week of their first "owned" CRJ200 jet, purchased together with a second such aircraft some months ago from Germany’s Lufthansa.

Dreamliner finally leaves the nest

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner took off from Paine Field in Everett, Washington at 10:27 am local time. After approximately three hours, it landed at 1:33 pm at Seattle's Boeing Field.

New Gulfstream G650 takes first test flight

Gulfstream Aerospace announced that its newest business jet and the flagship of its fleet - the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 - successfully completed its first flight.

American Airlines says goodbye to Airbus A300

DALLAS - American Airlines says it has completed its final flight using an Airbus A300, 21 years after the airline began using the craft.

Japan Airlines retires last classic jumbo 747s

Today will mark the final flight of JAL Group's last classic jumbo jet, the 747.

Air New Zealand tests jet with biofuel

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A passenger jet powered in part by vegetable oil successfully completed a two-hour flight Tuesday to test a biofuel that could lower airplane emissions and cut costs, Air N

Lear jet crash raises significant aviation safety and legal concerns

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 24, 2008) - The September 19, 2008 crash of a chartered Lear 60 business jet during takeoff from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, South Carolina killed four oc

Fly with the stars

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 7, 2008) - SkyBridge Private Air is introducing Famous Friends(R), its exciting new concierge program.

Vietnam Airlines jet catches fire at Narita

CHIBA - An engine on a Vietnam Airlines jet caught fire shortly after it arrived at Narita International Airport early Wednesday from Ho Chi Minh City, but none of the 277 passengers and crew members

Embraer signs contract with Brazil’s TRIP Linhas Aereas

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS - Embraer today signed a contract with Trip Linhas Aereas for the sale of five Embraer 175 jets. The deal also includes options for ten more, plus purchase rights for another 15. The total value of the firm orders, at list price, is US $167.5 million, and could go over US $1 billion if all of the options and purchase rights are confirmed for the Embraer 175.