Worldwide Flight Services to Acquire Consolidated Aviation

Worldwide Flight Services to Acquire Consolidated Aviation
Worldwide Flight Services will acquire Consolidated Aviation Services, the airline ground handling company announced Monday, in a deal that will expand WFS operations in the U.S.. The acquisition is the first big purchase since Paris-based WFS was …
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Emirates delays world's longest flight from Dubai to Panama
Emirates airline is deferring the start of its flights to Panama to March 31 as it awaits codeshare approvals, according to Bloomberg. What would have been the world's longest flight was previously expected to begin on February 1. The route is set to …
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Japan's 10-Year Yield Drops to Record on Flight to Haven Assets
Japan's benchmark bond yield dropped to a record after the nation's stocks tumbled, spurring a flight to haven assets. The 10-year yield touched 0.190 percent, falling past the low of 0.195 percent set on Jan. 20, 2015. Japanese sovereign debt is …
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Video shows passengers subduing woman on Chicago-bound flight
Cell phone video shows passengers holding down a woman accused of scratching and harassing a flight crew member on a New York to Chicago flight that was diverted to Detroit. Brenna Farquharson, 22, was arrested after Shuttle America Flight 3461, …
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American Airlines Admits Crew Shouldn't Have Refused To Allow Safety Harness

American Airlines Admits Crew Shouldn't Have Refused To Allow Safety Harness
American did confirm to Consumerist that CARES harnesses “may be used during all phases of flight,” but today John says he spoke with a customer service representative from the airline, who apologized, and admitted that the flight crew and pilot erred …
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Tracey Curtis-Taylor finishes UK to Australia biplane flight
A British adventurer has completed an epic 14,600-nautical mile flight from the UK to Australia in a vintage open cockpit bi-plane. Tracey Curtis-Taylor, 53, set off in her 1942 Boeing Stearman Spirit of Artemis aircraft from Farnborough, Hampshire, in …
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New play offers a flight of imagined history in a hotel room
New play offers a flight of imagined history in a hotel room. By Mark Kennedy. The Associated Press. Posted: 01/13/2016 11:56:52 AM EST# Comments. Updated: 01/13/2016 11:56:52 AM EST. Click photo to enlarge. New York Yankees' Joe DiMaggio with …
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Mid-flight syndicate targets sleeping passenger on SAA flight to Hong Kong

Mid-flight syndicate targets sleeping passenger on SAA flight to Hong Kong
When the SAA flight landed in Hong Kong, local police authorities came on board and "a search was done on certain passengers", Becker says. But Becker says he believes there were more than one or two criminals involved in the "syndicate", and that the …
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No pilot, Air India flight delayed for nearly 2 hours
Passengers including an NHRC delegation on board an Air India plane were on Monday stranded for nearly two hours allegedly as the airline did not have a pilot for the Bhubaneswar-bound flight. Airline's flight AI-75 was scheduled to depart for …
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New York Jets Flight Connections 1/11/16
Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Monday… NY Jets: Analyst Damien Woody says that OC Chan Gailey did a masterful job. Rich Cimini: The Jets enjoy the best quarterback season in more than a decade.
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MA-1 Flight Jacket Boosts Business for Alpha Industries
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Video shows captured drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzmán escorted onto flight under
In a fitting end to a prison escape that began with a plane flight to a mountainous hideout, fugitive Mexican drug lord and Sinaloa cartel chief Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was ushered onto a flight from Los Mochis in Sinaloa state to Mexico City with a …
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Swedish Investigators Face Flight Recorder Hurdles
Comments 0. Swedish air crash investigators say it may take weeks before they can recover information from both the flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CDR) belonging to the Bombardier CRJ freighter that crashed in Sweden on Jan.
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Malaysia Airlines temporarily bans luggage on Europe-bound flights

Malaysia Airlines temporarily bans luggage on Europe-bound flights
(CNN) Frequent fliers are used to occasionally finding one of their bags hasn't arrived at their destination with them, whether due to a tight connection or airline error. But few have ever been told prior to boarding that their checked luggage simply …
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China defends test flight in South China Sea after Vietnam objects
Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it considered the action a serious infringement of the sovereignty of Vietnam on the Spratly Islands and asked China to not to repeat the flight. Japan also expressed concern Monday, with Foreign Minister …
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United Airlines Flight Slides Off Icy Taxiway at Spokane Airport

United Airlines Flight Slides Off Icy Taxiway at Spokane Airport
A United Airlines flight slid off an icy taxiway at Spokane Airport in Washington state on Tuesday morning. The plane, which was scheduled to depart for Denver, slid off the taxiway as it was preparing to leave the gate around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, …
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What it's really like to work as a flight attendant
According to Delta's careers page, flight attendants can expect 4 a.m. wake-up calls and sporadic hours, delays, and flight cancellations that will nix plans, and weekends and holidays spent working. The tradeoff, though, is getting to see the world …
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Turbulence causes injuries on Air Canada flight
The passengers did not know where the turbulence occurred and Air Canada did not provide details. Medical professionals who were on the flight helped the injured. Passenger Linda He said a girl next to her was sleeping, apparently not wearing a lap belt.
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Modesto flight school looks overseas for students
He expects that will be completed within a few months, and then the flight school will bid for contracts with foreign airlines to train student pilots. He said they will target airlines in China, Japan, India, Taiwan and Mongolia and anticipate …
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Andre Turcat, Captain On Concorde's First Flight, Dies At 94

Andre Turcat, Captain On Concorde's First Flight, Dies At 94
Concorde performed well, but the weather deteriorated. Back on the ground, Turcat stood in front of the crowd and announced that first flight was “not an achievement,” but only the beginning of a lot of work. He predicted it would take years before …
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We're back to a China capital-flight doom scenario
As it's doing that, yuan holders around the world sell. Its value depreciates further, and capital flight surges. That forces the government to expend even more of its reserves to guide the yuan down gently. It's a tug of war. And at the end, if the …
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Passenger hurts co-pilot on Europe-China flight

Passenger hurts co-pilot on Europe-China flight
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch carrier KLM says a "disturbed passenger" injured himself and a co-pilot on a flight to China before being overpowered by crew and other passengers. KLM issued a brief statement Tuesday saying the incident happened …
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British Airways passenger screams 'I have a bomb' during flight from London to
They added: "Our customers and crews deserve to enjoy their flights, and not to suffer any form of abuse. "This sort of behaviour will absolutely not be tolerated, and the appropriate action will always be taken." The route of the British Airways …
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Hawkman and Hawkgirl take flight in two new promos for DC's Legends of Tomorrow
Two new promos for DC's Legends of Tomorrow have been released, focusing on Carter Hall, aka Hawkman, and Kendra Saunders, aka Hawkgirl. The short videos were released by The CW's official Legends of Tomorrow Twitter account and introduce us to …
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China's Bomber Flight into the Central Pacific: Wake-Up Call for the United States

China's Bomber Flight into the Central Pacific: Wake-Up Call for the United States
Late last month, Chinese H-6K bombers staged one of their longer missions in recent memory. Flying through the Miyako Straits northeast of Taiwan, the bombers proceeded into the central Pacific, to a point 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from the Ryukyu …
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AI flight's tyre bursts while landing at Bhopal, passengers safe
Passengers aboard an Air India flight from New Delhi to Bhopal had a narrow escape when a tyre of the plane burst during landing at the Raja Bhoj airport in Bhopal on Wednesday morning. All 95 passengers who were on the plane are safe. According to …
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This Six-Year-Old Canadian Has Been Flagged a Flight Security Risk Since He
They couldn't check in online for their flights and Mexican border guards took their passports away for half an hour without telling them why. "We just thought that either myself or my husband were being flagged because of our names or something …
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New federal ID rules don't affect flight access yet

New federal ID rules don't affect flight access yet
The standard-issue driver's licenses carried by most Washington residents are still accepted at the airport, but that could change following a federal warning that passengers on commercial air flights may need more proof of identity. TACOMA, Wash. -.
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GoPro Drones to Ditch Ambarella for Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight?
The biggest mystery, however, is which chipset GoPro will incorporate in its drone technology; the one from its longtime supplier Ambarella, or Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Flight. Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ:AMBA) is already a pioneer in developing high-end …
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