A push to make air travel more environmentally friendly
For eco-conscious flyers, the recession has brought a bit of good news. It has pushed airlines to find ways to save money on jet fuel, which is by far their largest operating expense. That’s led to scores of initiatives to make planes more fuel efficient, from investing in biofuels to using just one engine to taxi as they prepare for take-off to switching to lighter seats, meal carts and carpets …

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UAE, Saudi for closer airspace cooperation
ABU DHABI — In efforts to enhance the security of regional aircraft movement, better surveillance and shorter air routes, the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will sign an agreement with Saudi Arabia by June 2011, Hassan Karam, Director of Air Navigation Services, GCAA said.

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‘IT JUST SEEMED LIKE GOD WANTED HIM TO LIVE. … And then he didn’t.’
Fifty years ago today, two commercial airliners collided a mile above New York City, raining down destruction on a busy Brooklyn neighborhood. Victims’ remains bloodied the snow after one jet hit the street at 200 miles an hour, killing everyone aboard and six people on the ground.The Dec. 16, 1960, crash of a United jet en route from Chicago to what’s now JFK International Airport and a TWA …

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