Aviation

Don Ames
April 16, 2018 - 8:48 am
New Orleans will put out a pretty fancy welcome mat next year for folks flying into the city. Construction on New Orleans’ new airport terminal is proceeding as planned. The billion dollar project is about 60 percent complete, and on track to open in February of 2019. Airport officials recently...
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November 07, 2017 - 10:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA says former Apollo 12 astronaut Richard Gordon has died. He was 88. Gordon (center) was one of a dozen men who flew around the moon but didn't land there. He was a test pilot chosen in NASA's third group of astronauts in 1963 and flew on Gemini 11 in 1966, walking in space...
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USA TODAY
September 25, 2017 - 8:44 am
(AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. Administration officials say the new measures are required to keep the nation safe. The indefinite...
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August 01, 2017 - 12:17 pm
By KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who are you going to trust when it comes to what's best for the flying public? Members of Congress or the hero of the Miracle on the Hudson, retired Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger? Proponents of privatizing air traffic control, a top priority...
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July 11, 2017 - 8:36 am
The U.S. military plane that crashed in a soybean field in rural Mississippi killing at least 16 people on board originated from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina. The station is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) southeast of Raleigh and about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from the...
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June 20, 2017 - 6:15 pm
(AP) _ At least 10 passengers aboard a United Airlines jet were injured when the plane hit turbulence during a flight from Panama to Houston. A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman says the Boeing 737 encountered turbulence about 80 miles east of Cancun, Mexico. Weather satellite images showed...
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June 05, 2017 - 11:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that the nation’s air traffic control system needed a modern makeover and urged Congress to approve a privatization plan that he said would increase safety and reduce wait times for passengers. Dismissing the current system as an anachronism,...
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May 09, 2017 - 7:50 am
(AP) Skirmishes involving irate passengers broke out at a Florida airport following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights. Broward Sheriff's officials tell ABC News that deputies were called to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday to deal with angry passengers...
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British Airways
Chris Miller
March 27, 2017 - 6:51 am
British Airways begins service between London and New Orleans today. The first flight lands tonight around 7:30, and takes off for London at 9:40 p.m. The British Airways 787 Dreamliner will be stopping at Armstrong International much of the week. "We're going to be flying four times a week between...
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