Monthly Archive: September 2010


FAA said Tuesday that pilots authorized by air traffic controllers to taxi onto runways and await takeoff clearance will be instructed to “line up and wait” rather than “position and hold,” effective Sept. 30. The new terminology, which was recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board, conforms to terminology used internationally under International Civil Aviation …

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COMPANY NEWS – COMPANY NEWS – American Airlines to Buy 3 T.W.A. Routes to London –

A TWA 747 at St. Louis

May 3, 1991.  American Airlines said last night that it had reached an agreement to buy three Trans World Airlines routes to London for $445 million, a move that would complete a changing of the guard in trans-Atlantic aviation. American ended up paying Carl C. Icahn, T.W.A.’s chairman, the entire price it had originally agreed …

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Gulfstream G650 Nears Speed of Sound | AVIATION WEEK

Gulfstream’s new G650 has exceeded .99 Mach during certification flight testing, the company said today, helping pave the way to its goal of being the world’s fastest civilian aircraft. There are four G650s involved in flight trials now, with a fifth to join the test fleet soon. One of those “exceeded point 99 Mach by …

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