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Shot by NYCA'er Jiasong Zhu on June 28th on approach to London Heathrow, barely a day before the tragic crash in Comoros. Click photo for larger version.
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Last Known Photo of Crashed Yemenia Airbus A310 7O-ADJ

Posted June 30, 2009 by NYCA Admin

An NYCA forum member visiting London caught perhaps the last photo of the tragic Yemenia A310, registration 7O-ADJ, as it approached Heathrow on Monday, June 28th.

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An American Airlines 737-800 lifts off after a long take-off roll on LGA's runway 22. (Photo by Matt Molnar
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American Airlines Jet Suffers Nose Gear Damage In LGA Bird Strike

Posted June 30, 2009 by NYCA Admin

An American Airlines 737-800 on approach to LGA hit a bird Tuesday, damaging the landing gear but causing no injuries.






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Spring Airlines A320 B-1951 takes off on its delivery flight from Tolouse. (Photograph by Christophe Ramos)
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Chinese Airline Considers Installing Hannibal Lecter-Style “Standing Seats”

Posted June 29, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Shanghai-based Spring Airlines wants to remove all the seats from its jets. The low-cost carrier has 13 Airbus A320s, but the lengthy wait for new aircraft is making it difficult to keep up with surging demand. A seatless plane would increase capacity 40%.






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Weekend Wrap: Air France 447 Computers Probed, Billy Mays Death Possibly Aircraft Related, Lufthansa Committed to 747-8

Posted June 29, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Air France 447 investigators focus on computer failures in crash. Did Billy Mays die as a result of a hard landing at Tampa? Airlines having difficult securing financing for new planes.






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Photo Roundup: Southwest Arrives at LaGuardia

Posted June 28, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Southwest put on quite a show this weekend to mark their momentous entry into the New York City market. Here are some of the best photos of the first arrivals and the festivities in the terminals.






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Welcome Aboard the New NYCAviation.com!

Posted June 27, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCA’s new look is the culmination of years of work and the passion of spotters from around the world. We have revamped with an entirely new design, new features such as Spotting Guides, coverage of more airports and events around the globe and more frequent news updates! Read on to find out what else we’ve done and what we have planned…






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Southwest Arrives at LaGuardia!

Posted June 27, 2009 by NYCA Admin

The gates are ready. The staff are ready. All we need now are some planes. Those will be here soon: We are now only hours away from Southwest Airlines’ highly anticipated entrance into the New York City market.






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PrivatAir 737-86Q (HB-IIR) on final approach to ZRH. (Photograph by ponte1112)
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PrivatAir for Lufthansa to End Munich-JFK All-Biz Service

Posted June 26, 2009 by NYCA Admin

PrivatAir’s all business class flights operated on behalf of Lufthansa will be discontinued as of July 13th.






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XL Airways France A330-243 (F-GRSQ) seconds from touching down at CDG.
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XL Airways France Begins Seasonal JFK-Paris CDG Service

Posted June 26, 2009 by NYCA Admin

XL Airways France will begin twice weekly summer service between JFK and Paris (CDG) starting today, June 26th, using A330-200 aircraft.






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Qantas Cancels and Defers Portions of 787 Order

Posted June 25, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Qantas has told Boeing to keep 15 of the 65 787s they had ordered, and is deferring deliveries of an additional 15 aircraft.






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