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The Logbook: Another Air France A330 Atlantic Emergency

Posted November 30, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s daily digest, an eerie near-repeat of Air France 447 as its replacement flight declares Mayday over the Atlantic! Also, Atlantis comes home with amazing photos and video, a woman calls in a bomb threat for a very sane reason, a FedEx plane gives a Southwest winglet a manicure and more!

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Photo by Mark Hsiung
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Saturday Logbook 11/28: Saudi Arabian 777 Performs Fuel Dump During Emergency Return to JFK and More

Posted November 29, 2009 by NYCA Admin

A busy couple of days at JFK with emergency landings and AirTrain malfunctions. Plus: 787 wing testing gets underway, and a SATA A310 almost bites it.






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Week In Review

Posted November 27, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

This week, KLM takes biofuel to the sky, a scary AirTran aborted takeoff at LGA, we learn more about Captain Sully than we wanted to know, Gulfstream’s G650 takes to the air for the first time, Gulf Air’s modified business model, and our Spotting Review of the Week!






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The Logbook 11/25: Take the Train to the Plane!

Posted November 26, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Gulfstream’s new ultra-long-range biz jet takes off, Cathay Pacific planes suffer from indigestion, some Air France and TUI fly aircraft get some new paint, Turkish orders some A330Fs, and a flashback to one of the catchiest/annoying commercials to New Yorkers during 70s and 80s.






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File photo of AirTran 717 N938AT about to touch down at LaGuardia. Photo by Phil Derner
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AirTran Flight Aborts Takeoff at LGA

Posted November 25, 2009 by NYCA Admin

An AirTran flight aborted takeoff at LaGuardia Airport this evening after the crew received an indication of an engine fire.






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The Logbook: Space for Rent…Literally

Posted November 24, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

NASA looks to sell-off a wide-range of items, only charging buyers the shipping costs! The crash of an Italian Air Force C-130J kills 5, Baltia Air Lines obtains their first aircraft and US Airways delays 54 Airbus orders. Lufthansa’s A380 delivery is pushed back whereas Emirates starts A380 Paris flights a month early.






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The Logbook: Too Much Information Edition

Posted November 23, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Sully’s wife tells us things we don’t really need to know, American’s first 757 in Oneworld colors, Condor’s first 757-300 with winglets, and more…






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Photo by Robert Collazo
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American Sends First Oneworld 757-200 Into Service

Posted November 23, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

American Airlines introduces their fourth plane in Oneworld titles, most recently this 757-200 registered N174AA, caught in Miami by photography Robert Collazo.






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KLM Flies First Passenger Flight Using Biofuel

Posted November 23, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

KLM takes a big step in cleaning the planet and reducing the dependency on oil by operating Flight 1919, a Boeing 747-400, with a partial mixture of biokerosene. See the first photos of the aircraft and event!






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Air France's first A80 touches down at New York's JFK Airport. (Photo by Phil Derner, Jr.)
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Week in Review

Posted November 20, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

This week, the Air France A380 came to New York, American Airlines put their first Oneworld 767 into service, the first 747-8 rolled out of the paintshop, Airbus unveiled A320 winglets, Boeing announces hope to fly 787 in December, the FAA has a computer glitch, Air Austral orders a fire hazard in the sky and Horizon goes green with a new scheme.






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