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A day before the 13th anniversary of the “Miracle on the Hudson” flight, the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte said Friday it will rename itself to honor the hero captain. Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and his US Airways Flight 1549 crew landed the plane on the Hudson River, saving all aboard the New York-to-Charlotte flight. Friday’s announcement also acknowledged a $1 million ...

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The top airlines trade group filed an emergency request with the Federal Communications Commission Thursday asking for a delay in the rollout of new 5G wireless service near airports that it says threatens to disrupt flights. Airlines for America, which represents the 10 major U.S. passenger and cargo airlines, said more time is needed to resolve the dispute. It’s calling on the regulatory ...

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A new NC consumer protection group study revealed mixed results for Charlotte’s airport and its dominant air carrier American Airlines on passenger complaints and delayed flights throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The NC Public Interest Research Group on Thursday released a study of U.S. Department of Transportation data running from January 2016 to August 2021 on air travel complaints and ...

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The next time you are outside, look up. You might see houses, buildings, a few trees. Higher you may see some clouds, a commercial airplane, a military airplane. Maybe there’s a helicopter. In other words, not much. That’s changing. Aerospace engineers and entrepreneurs across the world are in a race to fundamentally change how we see the sky. They are working on new air vehicles — in an ...

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