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Eastern Airways Runway Run Taking off for Charity

A charity run with a difference on the runway at Aberdeen International Airport is taking off in the hope of landing cash for charity. The Eastern Airways Runway Run will give up to 50 runners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run the length of the airport’s runway and back again, covering 2.42 miles or around 4km. […]

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IATA European Action Plan for Preventing Runway Excursions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) joined with 16 other aviation stakeholder organizations in developing a European Action Plan for the Prevention of Runway Excursions. The goal is to reduce the occurrence of one of the most common types of air accidents by providing operational and system recommendations to aircraft operators, air navigation service providers, […]

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Heathrow needs Expansion Tourism bosses call

Over a third (34%) of tourism chiefs believe expanding Heathrow is the best way of solving the UK’s airport capacity problems, according to a poll. Of the 1,300 bosses surveyed, 20% backed the Thames Estuary airport plan favoured by London Mayor Boris Johnson. It was carried out by the organisers of the World Travel Market […]

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Air France lands on wrong runway

Pilots of an Air France Airbus A319 erroneously landed on the wrong runway at Casablanca after accepting a visual approach and failing to notice that the jet was aligned on a parallel centreline. Moroccan investigators found that the aircraft, cleared to land on runway 35L, had correctly acknowledged the clearance but approached high and fast, […]

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Clark Co. airport work delayed by FAA furlough

A runway expansion at Clark County Regional Airport has been delayed by furloughs at the Federal Aviation Administration. The News and Tribune reports that the airport’s plan to extend a runway is funded mostly by $11 million in FAA grants. Because finance employees are among those furloughed, work has stopped on land acquisition and collecting […]

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Plane crashes at Eastern Regional Airport

Local police and fire departments responded to a report of a small plane that crashed at Eastern Slopes Regional Airport at around noon Wednesday. According to the Oxford County Regional Communications Center, the two-seater plane crashed just off the runway. The pilot was able to get out of the plane and was seen walking around. […]