Aviation News, Headlines & Alerts
Day: <span>March 25, 2023</span>

AP source: Biden’s pick to lead FAA withdraws nomination

President Joe Biden’s choice to run the Federal Aviation Administration has withdrawn his nomination. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Denver International Airport CEO Phillip Washington has withdrawn. The setback for the administration comes after Washington failed to gain enough support in the closely divided Senate. Republicans were united in opposition to Washington, calling him unqualified because of limited aviation experience. Democrats and allied independents still might have pushed the nomination through, but key senators on their side balked at supporting Biden’s pick.

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Defence Force helicopter crashes into Jervis Bay during counter-terrorism exercise

An Australian Army helicopter has crashed into Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast during a late-night counter-terrorism training exercise, the Australian Defence Force said. Ten Defence Force personnel were on board the MRH-90 Taipan helicopter when it made an emergency landing in the water about 9pm on Wednesday. Two people suffered minor injuries. Michael, a fisherman who saw the incident, told Nine News the crash looked very controlled. “And then all of a sudden … all hell broke loose and they had choppers flying in, they had two or three other choppers flying in,” he said. “They had boats coming in and they had this really big navy ship coming in so they were really quick to the scene and everything but yeah, crazy. It was so surreal.” All 10 personnel on board the aircraft were recovered and were assessed by medical personnel at HMAS Creswell, south of Nowra. […]

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Mexican kid’s comic Xavier López, ‘Chabelo,’ dies at 88

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Xavier López, a Mexican children’s comic better known by his stage name “Chabelo,” has died at 88, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wrote Saturday. López’s best-known work, the Sunday variety show “En Familia con Chabelo”, ran for an astonishing 48 years from 1967 to 2015. The Mexican president wrote in his Twitter account that his own eldest son, José Ramon, “woke up early to see him (on television) more than 40 years…

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Short on planes, American will suspend some flights to Spain – KESQ

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines will suspend some flights to Europe this spring because of a delay in getting new planes from Boeing. American said Friday that it will suspend flights between Philadelphia and Madrid for a few weeks in May and early June. The airline says it’s making the call now while

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