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 ATC Privatization Back In Play

As he promised in February, Pennsylvania Rep. Bill Shuster appears intent on trying again to convince his fellow lawmakers to privatize air traffic control in the U.S.


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 Pilot Lost In Thunderbolt Crash

A 56-year-old Florida man been identified as the pilot who died when the P-47 Thunderbolt he was flying went into the Hudson River off Manhattan late Friday. William Gordon was flying the aircraft on a photo flight with two other aircraft promoting the American Airpower Museum's celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Thunderbolt, which was used extensively by the U.S. Army Air Force in the Second World War.


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 Korean Air 777 Engine Fire Sparked On Takeoff

A Korean Air jet aborted takeoff after its left engine caught fire at Tokyo's main airport around midday on Friday. The Boeing 777, bound for Seoul, was carrying 319 passengers and crew members, according to a Reuters report.


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 New This Week

AVweb's review of aviation news around the world found announcements from ACSS, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Mecaer Aviation Group and Scotland's Glasgow Prestwick Airport. ACSS, an L-3 and Thales Company, has developed an ADS-B transponder solution for legacy corporate aircraft, the NXT-700.


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