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Runway where UPS plane crashed known as tricky – Yahoo! Finance

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Landing on Runway 18 at Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport can be tricky for pilots, particularly ones flying big jets like the UPS cargo carrier that crashed this week, killing two people. With a large hill and trees at one end, the runway lacks the electronics for a full instrument landing. That …

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NTSB Calls For New ATC Procedures For Go-Arounds – Aviation Week

“Numerous” close calls at airports with certain layouts and independent takeoff and landing operations have prompted the NTSB to ask the FAA for changes to certain air traffic control procedures.In arecommendation letter published July 1, the NTSB asks for new separation standards to set the procedures controllers use in situations in which an aircraft departs …

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Amid woes, Boeing forecast assumes little impact from 787 problems – Reuters

Boeing Co stood by the troubled lithium-ion battery technology that this month grounded its new, high-tech 787 Dreamliner and said on Wednesday that the grounding had no significant impact on its 2013 financial forecast.It’s “business as usual,” CEO Jim McNerney said as the Chicago company posted market-beating profits for the fourth quarter.Responding to revelations that …

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Legendary pilot Howard Pardue Dies in Bearcat Crash – Flying Magazine

Airshow performer and air race pilot Howard Pardue died on Wednesday when his Grumman F8F Bearcat crashed shortly after takeoff from his home field of Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge, Texas, located about 100 miles west of Dallas. The Bearcat, one of only 15 or so airworthy F8Fs in the world, had just taken off …

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