Aviation News

July 8, 2009

Wednesday Wakeup: Does Obama Want to Own the Airlines?

• Does Obama want to own the airlines? A WSJ op-ed questions the Dept. of Justice’s recommendation that Continental not be allowed to join the Star Alliance on antitrust grounds. These alliances may be the only savior of the airline business, and if they are impeded, the piece warns, airlines could join the ranks of the failed banking and auto industries being run out of the White House.

• Sensis Aerobahn, an innovative new ground management system being tested at JFK, has produced very positive results, say some airlines.

• Hundreds of flights to and from New York-area airports were diverted or delayed Tuesday afternoon and evening due to severe thunderstorms passing over the area. Residual delays will likely ripple through Wednesday.

• Boeing has issued an ultimatum to its machinists: If contract issues are not resolved by fall, the second 787 production line will be built someplace outside of Washington.

About the Author




Electra Memories

Aviation historian Shea Oakley shares memories from his youth of Eastern Airlines' L-188 Electras and the time he almost got to fly on one.
by Shea Oakley


FRIDAY PHOTOS: The 787-10 Takes Flight

For this week's Friday Photos, we take a look at the brand new Boeing 787-10 with photos from both North Charleston and Seattle.
by NYCAviation Staff



It’s Back! New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2016

The New York City plane spotting extravaganza known as UN Week is back for another promising year starting this weekend.
by Ben Granucci


Man Versus Machine in the Aviation World

As the amount of technology in aircraft has increased, so has the number of computers involved and the reliance on them for the aircraft's operation.
by Stephen Carbone


TRACK IT LIVE: Solar Impulse 2 Attempts Transatlantic Flight to Seville.

Solar Impulse 2 is on its way to Seville, Spain! Track the flight here during its 4 day flight.
by Ben Granucci