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FAA shutdown ends after Senate passes bill

by Adam Russett on August 5, 2011

Although the standoff over raising the debt-ceiling ended on Tuesday, it was not until today that one stalemate was able to resolved. The Senate approved legislation to end a 12-day shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that affected thousands of workers. The Wall Street Journal reports that the bill would ensure that the FAA […]

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Engine explosion causes emergency landing in Qantas A380

by Jorge Hernandez on November 4, 2010

A Qantas Airbus A380 carrying 440 passengers from Singapore to Sydney, Australia, was forced to make an emergency landing yesterday after experiencing a significant engine failure 15 minutes after takeoff. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the incident has led the Australian airline to ground its fleet of A380s until the cause of the malfunction […]