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Video: Plane Nearly Crashes Into Mountain

Posted October 29, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Beechcraft Bonanza + unexpected IFR conditions + crummy handheld GPS + high terrain = Better stop at Walmart for new undies on the way home.

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Gorgeous 1600-wide photo by Bartosz Bera
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Iceland Express to Start KEF-EWR on June 1, 2010

Posted October 29, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Beginning June 1, 2010, Iceland Express will fly from Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) to Newark New Jersey (EWR) four times a week using a leased 757-200 from Astraeus.

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AirTran’s Second NFL Logojet: Baltimore Ravens

Posted October 24, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Our good friends at Airliners Gallery have come across AirTran’s next special scheme, one of their Boeing 717-200s for the Baltimore Ravens. This is number two in a series of what will be three NFL logojets.

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Video: Sudanese 707 Crash Captured by Airport Surveillance Camera

Posted October 23, 2009 by NYCA Admin

An airport surveillance camera captured the final moments of the Azza Air Transport Boeing 707 freighter that crashed just after lifting off from Sharjah Airport this past Wednesday.

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Delta to Add 747-400 to Two JFK Routes, Begin Flights to Copenhagen

Posted October 22, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Delta will upgrade to the 747-400 on flights from JFK to Narita and Tel Aviv on June 1 and June 3, 2010, respectively. They will also begin flights to Copenhagen on May 28, 2010.

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WestJet To Block Out Middle Seats on New Canada-Hawaii Routes

Posted October 22, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In a move that both offers added comfort to passengers at a premium while extending the range of their 737s, WestJet Airlines will leave the middle seats empty in the first 8-10 rows on certain flights.

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Pet Airways to Begin New York-Fort Lauderdale Service on December 4th

Posted October 22, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Pet Airways, the world’s first airline only for pets, will be adding Fort Lauderdale Executive (FXE) as their fifth destination from Farmingdale Republic (FRG) in Long Island, NY on December 4th.

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Delta Jet Grounded by Mouse at JFK

Posted October 21, 2009 by NYCA Admin

The captain of a Delta 767-400 refused to operate a flight to London after a mouse was seen running through the cabin.

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Air India to Begin Delhi to Dulles via JFK on December 1

Posted October 20, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Aiir India will begin flying to Washington, DC (Dulles) on Dec. 1 by adding an additional leg to their Delhi (DEL) to JFK route, using their Boeing 777-200LRs.

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777 Delivered to Cathay Pacific Wearing OneWorld Paint Scheme

Posted October 19, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Cathay Pacific Airways today took delivery of their 12th Boeing 777-300ER, which sports a special OneWorld alliance livery.

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