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    Volcanic ash air shutdown the 'right' decision
    News Report inserted: Apr 26 2011

    The eruption shut down European airspace in April 2010 Concerns about aircraft safety during the eruption of an Icelandic volcano in 2010 were well founded, according to a new scientific study. Ash particles from the early phase of the eruption were small and abundant, posing a potential threat to aircraft flying through the cloud. Such particles could have melted inside jet engines, potentially c ...

    Lambert-St Louis airport to reopen after tornado
    News Report inserted: Apr 24 2011

    The US airport of Lambert-St Louis is reopening after a tornado ripped through its main terminal. The storm in the state of Missouri tore off a large section of the terminal's roof, shattering windows and sending debris flying. Several people were treated for minor injuries. The airport later reopened for a handful of arriving flights and officials expect most scheduled flights to go ahead as plan ...

    FAA fires sleeping air traffic controllers
    News Report inserted: Apr 21 2011

    The US aviation agency has taken fresh steps to address problems in the air traffic control system following a string of embarrassing lapses. Two air traffic controllers who were among several suspended for sleeping on the job have now been fired. Aircraft carrying the first lady must also now be subject to a higher level of supervision. A plane carrying Michelle Obama had to abort a landing on Mo ...

    Bird strike forces emergency Thomson jet landing
    News Report inserted: Apr 21 2011

    A Gatwick-bound plane had to make an emergency landing after a bird struck one of the aircraft's engines shortly after it took off from Florida. Thomson Flight TOM033, carrying 254 people and 12 crew, was hit by the bird minutes after it left Sanford Airport at 1820 local time on Wednesday. Passengers described hearing a loud bang and then smelling smoke inside the Boeing 767-300 plane. Thomson sa ...

    Seventeen die in helicopter crash in north-east India
    News Report inserted: Apr 20 2011

    Seventeen people, including two children, have been killed in a helicopter crash in India's north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mi-17 helicopter, carrying 23 passengers, was approaching the state capital, Tawang, when it caught fire and plunged into a gorge on Tuesday. Six passengers, including two crew members, survived the crash with injuries, officials said. This is the second helicop ...

    George Best Belfast City Airport: new inquiry call
    News Report inserted: Apr 19 2011

    The Department of Environment has submitted a new request for a public inquiry into plans to extend the runway at George Best Belfast City Airport. The Planning Appeals Commission (PAC) refused to proceed with an inquiry last year. It wanted the department to produce more detailed environmental information about the likely noise impacts. It is not clear when the inquiry will begin but a preliminar ...

    Family tribute to fire chief killed at Cotswold Airport
    News Report inserted: Apr 19 2011

    The family of a man who was killed in an industrial incident at Cotswold Airport have paid tribute, describing him as "a loving family man". Airport fire services manager Steven Mills, 45, from Malmesbury in Wiltshire, died on 8 April. His sister Helen Dyer said it had "left a massive hole in their lives" and said he was "an amazing big brother, loving son and devoted to his little boy". An invest ...

    Sleeping air traffic controllers given new shift rules
    News Report inserted: Apr 17 2011

    The US aviation agency is changing air traffic controllers' work scheduling in the wake of several incidents in which controllers fell asleep on duty. The Federal Aviation Administration said it would do "everything we can to put an end to this". In Miami, another controller fell asleep on duty at a radar facility that handles high altitude air traffic. In the past month, a number of planes have l ...

    Brazil's airports 'not ready for World Cup 2014'
    News Report inserted: Apr 16 2011

    Most of Brazil's airports being improved for the World Cup in 2014 will not be ready in time, a report warns. Of 13 terminals being upgraded, 10 are unlikely to be completed by June 2014, the government-backed Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) said. It warned that even if extra investment meant that the airports were ready in time, 14 of the country's 20 airports would be operating ov ...

    Tributes paid to Cotswold Airport fire services manager
    News Report inserted: Apr 15 2011

    Tributes have been paid to a fire chief who was killed in an industrial accident at Cotswold Airport. Steve Mills, who worked at the airport, died on Friday. The Health and Safety Executive said an investigation had started. Mr Mills had been a retained firefighter at Malmesbury, Wiltshire for more than 10 years. Cotswold Airport and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said he will be greatly missed ...


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