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  • 7

Airlines eye stake in Air Namibia

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THREE major airlines – South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and German-based Lufthansa – have all shown interest in acquiring part of cash-strapped Air Namibia. (www.namibian.com.na) Mehr...

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Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2018 - the race is on

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FAI Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett is on the way with all teams departed from Berne (Switzerland) this evening. Good winds and save landing to everyone ! (live.gordonbennett.aero) Mehr...

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Belgium's Challengair starts seizing Air Namibia funds

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Challengair (1I, Brussels National) has begun seizing funds belonging to Air Namibia (SW, Windhoek Int'l) as it seeks to fulfil a German court ruling in its favour. The defunct Belgian carrier was awarded EUR25 million euro (USD29 million) by courts in Paris (in 2011) and Munich (in 2015) as compensation for outstanding debts owed by Air Namibia for services such as maintenance, leasing dues, and insurance premiums that were part of a failed 1998 wet-lease agreement involving B767-300(ER)… (www.ch-aviation.com) Mehr...

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Schedule Evaluation New Fighter Aircraft, Switzerland (Spotter-/Media days)

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At your agendas - the dates of the visits and spotterdays in PAYERNE (LSMP) for the new fighters are known ! Inscriptions needed ! Airbus, Eurofighter (Week 15/16): Medienanlass (Medias): Fr, 12. April 2019 (Vormittag / morning) Spotteranlass (Spotters): Fr, 12. April 2019 (Nachmittag / afternoon) Anmeldung ab (inscription possible from): Di, 2. April 2019, 09.00 Uhr Boeing, F/A-18 Super Hornet (Week 17/18): Medienanlass: Di, 30. April 2019 (Vormittag) Spotteranlass: Di, 30. April 2019… (flytogrimmi.blogspot.com) Mehr...

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Air Namibia cuts regional ops after A319s are grounded

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Air Namibia (SW, Windhoek Int'l) has been forced to curtail its network operations as a result of a lack of aircraft. The state-backed carrier has been experiencing cash flow problems as a direct result of an unsettled EUR25 million (USD28.3 million) claim filed by the liquidator of defunct Belgian carrier Challengair (1I, Brussels National). (www.ch-aviation.com) Mehr...

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Air Namibia on death row

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PUBLIC enterprises minister Leon Jooste and other government officials are currently in the United States to negotiate Air Namibia's exit from aircraft lease agreements, the clearest signal of an imminent closure of the national airline, which could cost the government around N$2,5 billion. (www.namibian.com.na) Mehr...

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Global flight tracking standards take effect as first step in radical GADSS distress safety system

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New international rules that mean airlines must report their fleet’s flight positions every 15 minutes become official today more than four years since the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. (airtrafficmanagement.keypublishing.com) Mehr...

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Happy 14th Birthday FlightAware!

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Happy Birthday Flightaware! May you have many more! (flightaware.com) Mehr...

  • 152

Chicago Mayoral Candidate wants to reopen Meigs Field

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Meigs was the second largest business district airport in North America. Meigs Field airport was closed when Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley ordered the runway destroyed with bulldozers without the thirty-day notice required by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. I propose the restoration of this important third airport with planned enhancements for 21st century personal air travel and much needed revenue source. (chicago.suntimes.com) Mehr...

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An owl was waiting for pilots this morning in Boeing 777-300ER’s cockpit prior flight to London

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Pilots of Jet Airways were surprised this morning when they entered cockpit. An owl was waiting for them, ready to fly to London in the Boeing 777-300ER (reg. VT-JEV), the biggest aircraft of the airline. (www.airlive.net) Mehr...

  • 139

Delta sends a private plane after American Airlines cancels student group’s flight

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American Airlines cancels flight a student group had booked to continue their trip toWashington DC. Delta employees heard about the student’s predicament, contacted Delta Headquarters who sent a spare plane to pick up the group (www.businessinsider.com) Mehr...

  • 137

FlightAware Launches Ground Coverage For Business Aviation

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Ready to Taxi notifies users when an aircraft powers on at its origin, taxis out, taxis in and parks at its destination FBO or airport. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

  • 123

FlightAware Announces Flight Tracking Coverage Growth

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FlightAware Now Provides 100% Global Flight Tracking From the Moment an Aircraft Powers on at its Origin to the Second it Parks at its Destination. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

  • 122

Remains found after Boeing 767 with three aboard crashes in water near Houston

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GTI3591 - Multiple agencies are responding to reports of a plane crash in Chambers County. According to the Chambers County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened near the City of Anahuac, Texas, in the Trinity Bay. Preliminary reports state a two-engine Boeing 767 cargo jetliner crashed shortly before 12:45 p.m. Saturday. (www.nbcnews.com) Mehr...

  • 122

Ryanair Surpasses New Safety Standards For Flight Tracking With GlobalBeacon

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Ryanair, Europe’s favorite low fares airline, today announced the deployment of GlobalBeacon, a live flight monitoring platform that combines FlightAware’s data processing capabilities and web-interface with global flight tracking coverage from AireonSM. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

  • 121

Air traffic controller dies ensuring flight gets off the ground

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An Indonesian air traffic controller has sacrificed his life to ensure a plane carrying hundreds of people safely made it off the ground after Friday's earthquake. (www.abc.net.au) Mehr...

  • 119

Why Every Airline Should Already Exceed GADSS Flight Tracking Standards

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As a growing number of countries adopt GADSS into their regulatory framework, global flight tracking with at least one position update per minute is becoming the industry standard. Our CEO, Daniel Baker, explains the impact this has on passenger safety and how our partnership with Aireon LLC enables airlines of all sizes to exceed it. (connectedaviationtoday.com) Mehr...

  • 116

Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 Crashes In Jakarta

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Reports are coming in with information that a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed shortly after takeoff from Jakarta. Flight JT610 had just departed from Jakarta (CGK) with destination Pangkal Pinang (PGK). (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

  • 116

Fraport will use FlightAware data – What does that mean for the whole ATM community?

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We are now entering a time where a private organization, not run by a state, can provide better data and prediction than national or even trans-national ANSPs. In this age of data, it is also likely that FlightAware and the like can provide better flight profile and performance data than theory and research based models like BADA. (radar.foxatm.com) Mehr...

  • 112

Azul becomes 1st in Americas for minute-by-minute aircraft flight tracking by adopting Aireon space-based ADS-B

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Azul Linhas Aéreas has become the first airline in the Americas to exceed modern flight tracking safety standards by embracing truly global, real-time flight tracking capabilities onboard aircraft, with SITAONAIR’s best-in-class AIRCOM® FlightTracker. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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FlightAware Launches Entry into Service Program, Announces Textron Aviation as First Participant

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FlightAware announced today that they will provide a premium version of their professional, private flight tracking service, called FlightAware Global, to owners and operators of new or pre-owned business jets manufactured by select partners. FlightAware Global offers worldwide flight tracking that fuses thousands of data sources and makes them available to unlimited users via web or mobile. To launch the program, FlightAware has reached an agreement with Textron Aviation Inc. to be the first… (flightaware.com) Mehr...

  • 109

Capt Sullenberger criticizing Boeing and FAA

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Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger says the FAA’s handling of the deadly crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners in just five months has damaged the United States’ longstanding “credibility as leaders in aviation.” Sullenberger is a retired airline pilot who famously landed his US Airways jet — an Airbus 320 — in the icy Hudson River off Manhattan in January 2009, after hitting a flock of geese and losing power in both engines. All 155 people on board the plane survived. (www.newsandguts.com) Mehr...

  • 106

FlightAware Announces Revolutionary New Feature for FlightAware Global Customers and ARINCDirect Users

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The FBO Selection Tool Lets FBOs Know Exactly When to Expect Customers (flightaware.com) Mehr...

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(Video) National Air and Space Museum - Ignite Tomorrow

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The National Air and Space Museum is unveiling plans for a bold new future. Over the next several years, the Museum will completely reimagine its flagship building in Washington, DC inside and out, including all 23 galleries and presentation spaces. You can be a part of the mission to transform America’s favorite museum. Learn more about the Ignite Tomorrow campaign and how you can help inspire the next generation of pilots and explorers. (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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Passenger Grabs Controls After Pilot Collapses

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When Carli McConaughy pulled on the big control column in the middle of the helicopter she was flying in over Honolulu last week, she had no idea what she was doing but she likely saved her own life and those of her fiancé and the unconscious pilot beside her. (www.avweb.com) Mehr...

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An-124 flies to Ponta Delgada to save Delta's stranded Boeing 757

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal - An Antonov An-124 that belongs to heavy cargo operator Volga-Dnepr was sent to Ponta Delgada to transport required parts for the maintenance of seriously damaged Delta Boeing 757. (airlinerwatch.com) Mehr...

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A successful eighth and final launch for Aireon

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At 7:31 AM PST (15:31 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and placed the final 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low earth orbit (LEO). This launch brought the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 75 (66 operational payloads and 9 spares), completing the historic launch program and passing one of the last remaining milestones before Aireon ushers in a new era of global air traffic surveillance and aircraft tracking. (aireon.com) Mehr...

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Super-Rare XP-82 Twin Mustang Flies Again After Decade-Long Restoration

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Of the five Twin Mustangs left in the world, two are on display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Another is a gate guard at Lackland AFB in Texas. One is currently undergoing restoration. And one—just one—is, at long last, ready to fly. (www.popularmechanics.com) Mehr...

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FAA identifies new potential risk on 737 MAX

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has identified a new potential risk that Boeing Co must address on its 737 MAX before the grounded jet can return to service, the agency told Reuters on Wednesday. The risk was discovered during a simulator test last week, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. As a result, Boeing is not expected to run a certification test flight until at least July 8, they said. "On the most recent issue, the FAA’s process is designed to discover and… (www.msn.com) Mehr...

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Huge spelling mistake on Cathay Pacific plane

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(CNN) — Sometimes, a massive typo is right in front of your eyes and you can't see it. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, it was between the "i"s -- on the livery of its Boeing 777-367. In a move that's had the Internet asking "WTF?" ("Where's the F?"), photos emerged Wednesday morning appearing to show a plane on the tarmac at Hong Kong airport, proudly emblazoned with the words "CATHAY PACIIC." (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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American Airlines mechanic accused of attempted sabotage of flight with 150 on board

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A mechanic for American Airlines was arrested Thursday and accused of trying to sabotage a commercial airliner shortly before it was set to take off from Miami International Airport for the Bahamas with 150 people on board. (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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U.S. pilots flying 737 MAX weren’t told about new automatic systems change linked to Lion Air crash

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Pilots for two U.S. airlines flying Boeing's 737 MAX weren't trained about a key change to an automatic system that's been linked to the fatal crash of a Lion Air jet last month, according to pilot representatives at both airlines. (www.seattletimes.com) Mehr...

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NTSB says Notams are "just a pile of garbage" [video]

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NTSB Board Chairman, at the Air Canada 759 hearing into the SFO attempted taxiway landing explains that NOTAMs are "just a pile of garbage that no one pays any attention to" "written in some kind of language that only a computer programmer would really understand. Just pages and pages and pages of irrelevant material, the important stuff gets buried." (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

  • 90

Technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon Blows Up Another F-16

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A technician Accidentally Sets off an F-16 Cannon Blows Up Another F-16 at the Florennes Air Base on October 11. A technician in one of the F-16s accidentally hit the metaphorical big red button and activated its six-barreled Vulcan M16A-1 cannon. A F-16 had recently been fully fueled for a training run, and the bullets hit the gas tank. (jalopnik.com) Mehr...

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Fraport to Deploy FlightAware Predictive Technology at Frankfurt Airport

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Fraport will integrate FlightAware's predictive data into their operational tools and analytical platforms to optimize airfield efficiency and ground personnel allocation at Frankfurt Airport. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

  • 88

How Airlines Are Defending Dormant 737 MAX Jets From The Ravages Of Corrosion, Insects And Time

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Boeing 737 MAX planes have been stuck on the ground now for five months. With the likelihood rising that they won't return to service before the winter, some airlines may soon have to deal with the danger that the planes could literally become stuck to the ground. Tires of planes that are parked for long periods of time can freeze to the tarmac during sub-zero weather, warns a Boeing maintenance manual for the previous generation of 737 aircraft. It advises maintenance workers to place sand… (www.forbes.com) Mehr...

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Signature Flight Support Partners with FlightAware

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The strategic partnership will enhance service to aircraft operators by better connecting them with Signature Fixed Based Operator (FBO) facilities. (flightaware.com) Mehr...

  • 81

Crashed 767s crew were trying to avoid weather

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Preliminary analysis of air traffic control communications with the crashed Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER freighter near Houston indicates that the crew was trying to avoid a weather system during the approach. (www.flightglobal.com) Mehr...

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Flight reaches 801 mph as a furious jet stream packs record-breaking speeds

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A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London peaked at a whopping 801 mph Monday evening 35,000 feet over Pennsylvania. (www.washingtonpost.com) Mehr...

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Delta Receives Last Boeing Airplane, The Future Is All Airbus

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Delta Air Lines took delivery of its very last factory-fresh Boeing aircraft—the 130th 737-900(ER) to join its fleet. From now on, what used to be one of Boeing's largest customers, has only scheduled for delivery brand-new Airbus planes. After 130 Boeing 737-900(ER)s being delivered straight from Boeing, a chapter has momentarily closed between the manufacturer and the Atlanta-based airline. Today, the airline remains operating a gigantic fleet of 530 Boeing planes, including the 717-200,… (airwaysmag.com) Mehr...

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When a Southwest Airlines Flight Was Delayed, Passengers Got Increasingly Frustrated. Then the Gate Agent Did Something Remarkable

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Last week, a Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Washington, D.C., was delayed. Passengers sat at the gate for an hour. Then two. Naturally, they grew frustrated. But then a gate agent stepped in and started playing games with the waiting passengers. One game? A contest for the worst driver's license picture. Other games included a paper airplane contest. (www.inc.com) Mehr...

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Delta Announces Free In-Flight Wi-Fi For All Passengers

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Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced that the airline would soon be offering free in-flight Wi-Fi to all of its passengers. (www.forbes.com) Mehr...

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Ethiopian Airlines: Boeing 737 crashes on way to Kenya

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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet has crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya. The flight is believed to have had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board, the airline says. (www.bbc.com) Mehr...

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Ethiopian pilot pleaded for training after Lion Air Boeing 737 Max crash

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Just days after a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max nosedived in Indonesia and killed all 189 people aboard, an Ethiopian Airlines pilot began pleading with his bosses for more training on the Max, warning that crews could easily be overwhelmed in a crisis and that one of their planes could be the next to go down. “We are asking for trouble,” veteran pilot Bernd Kai von Hoesslin wrote in a December email obtained by The Associated Press, adding that if several alarms go off in the cockpit at once, “it… (www.yahoo.com) Mehr...

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Five Years After MH 370, Aviation Industry Rolling Out Tech To Ensure No Plane Disappears Again

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On March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777 with 239 people went missing on a flight between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. As details emerged within hours of the airplane’s last communication with air traffic control, it became clear that Malaysian Airlines 370 (MH370) was lost … literally; no one knew where the airplane went once it disappeared from radar about 40 minutes after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur. Because the Boeing’s transponder also ceased functioning, tracking the airplane by air traffic control… (www.forbes.com) Mehr...

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Off-duty easyJet captain heading to Alicante with his wife and son ends up flying the plane himself

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This is the remarkable moment an off-duty pilot offers to fly his fellow passengers to Spain - as he and his family faced a delay of around two hours. (www.dailymail.co.uk) Mehr...

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Boeing says some of its 737 Max planes may have defective parts

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Boeing on Sunday said some of its 737 planes, including many 737 Max aircraft, may have faulty parts on their wings. It's the latest problem Boeing faces as it tries to get its most important and popular airplane, the grounded 737 Max, back in the air. Working with the Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing said it has reached out to airlines that fly 737 planes, advising them to inspect their slat track assemblies on Max and NG aircraft. The 737 NG series includes the 737-600, -700, -800… (www.cnn.com) Mehr...

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September 11: FAA Closure of US Airspace

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Although this animation was published 10 years ago, it gives an excellent visual of our airspace as things shut down on 9/11/01. From the description: This animation was created by NASA using FAA air traffic control data from September 11, 2001. It shows the rapid grounding of air traffic across the US, and redirection of incoming international traffic, in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Time is at lower left, number of planes in the air lower right. At 9:06am, FAA issued a ground stop… (www.youtube.com) Mehr...

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