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Are Regional Airlines Feeling the ‘Middle Class Squeeze’? A Look at United’s Hidden Costs

United’s cost of regional service will be mostly prohibitive unless regional carriers are able to reduce costs by 30% to compete with the United’s own product.

A KLM MD-11 coming in for a landing at Montreal (Photo: Doug | Flickr CC) Columnists

The End of the (Passenger, Widebody) Trijet: Saying Goodbye to the MD-11

This article originally appeared on The MD-11 was probably a bad idea. McAir came up with the aircraft because it was a bigger, meaner, DC-10. So much DC-10 that there originally was not going to be an MD-11, but a DC-10 stretch. There were two attempts at this aircraft: a DC-10-10 stretched by 40 feet, […]

A UTAir Antonov An-24 does its best monster truck impression. Editorials

#TBT: Is This The Most Dangerous Takeoff Ever Captured On Video?

These old Russian planes were built to plow through just about anything within reason, but these pilots throw reason into the mud.

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Showboating Pilots: The Line Between Fun and Safety

Some fortunate pilots get the opportunity to live out their inner Maverick in a transport jet. Sometimes, it’s done with prior practice and planning; sometimes, not so much.

TAME-Departure Airline News

TAME Commences Fort Lauderdale Service

Ecuadorian national carrier TAME recently commenced its new passenger service to southern Florida when flight 562 landed at daybreak at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

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DEVELOPING: Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two Crashes During Test Flight

UPDATED 3:03pm EDT Virgin Galactic has reported via Twitter that their Spaceship Two aircraft crashed during a test flight today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo. WK...
by NYCAviation Staff

"Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 Tropical KvW" by Konstantin von Wedelstaedt -  via Wikimedia Commons

Today in Aviation History: October 31st

Historically, Halloween has proven itself not the safest day to fly, as it is the anniversary of five airliner crashes killing a total of over 600 people, including EgyptAir Flight 990. It was also the day Ed Sullivan first met...
by NYCAviation Staff


Screenshot from the Ryanair timelapse (watch below)

Touch N’ Go: Plane Crash in Wichita, Woman Behind the Voice at 200 Airports, Turnaround Timelapse

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Plane Crashes into Building at Wichita Midcontinent Airport [NYCAviation] ✈ Lufthansa eyes lon...
by NYCAviation Staff

Photo: Jon Weaver

4 Dead After Plane Crash at Wichita MidContinent Airport

A small plane crashed into a building at Wichita MidContinent Airport (ICT) just before 10 a.m. central time on Thursday, killing four people and injuring five others. Photos circulated within minutes on social media, showing a...
by Sarina Houston

STS-61A; the last successful launch of Challenger

Today in Aviation History: October 30th

On this day in 1985, Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on what would be its final successful mission; in 1976 a Pan Am 747SP sets a speed record for a trans-polar round-the-world flight; in 1908, Henry Farman completes Europ...
by NYCA Admin


aero feature

Video: AeroMobil 3.0 Fly Car Begins Testing

AeroMobil 3.0, a flying car, has been operating test flights this month, operating off of grass runways.
by Phil Derner Jr.

Screenshot from the PBY-5A Catalina virtual tour -- Scroll down to #AvGeekGoodness

Touch N’ Go: Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified, Flying Car Takes to the Skies

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified. [Discovery] ✈ Aeromobil 3.0, a flying car prototype...
by NYCAviation Staff

Delta 777-200LR N702DN (Photo by Mark Lawrence)

Today in Aviation History: October 29th

The US Dept. of Justice approves the Delta/Northwest merger, John Glenn becomes the oldest man to enter space, a plane carrying the California Polytechnic State University football team crashes, and more...
by Phil Derner Jr.