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January 2, 2011

Top 20 Most Popular Stories on NYCAviation in 2010

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By: Matt Molnar
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10. Boeing’s Biggest Bird Takes to the Skies

February 8th, 2010: The largest commercial aircraft ever built in the United States, the Boeing 747-8, took off on its maiden flight Monday afternoon, marking an important step forward for the manufacturer’s iconic—but aging—747 family of airliners.

9. Henan Airlines Jet Skids Off Runway in Northeast China, 42 Killed

August 24th, 2010: Forty-two people were killed and 49 injured when a passenger plane overshot the runway at an airport in northeast China on Tuesday evening, state media reported.

8. Delta Unveils New JFK Terminal Design Plans: Image Gallery

August 11th, 2010: Delta Air Lines unveiled on Wednesday a $1.2 billion project to transfer its international operation to Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

7. Continental’s Last Day: 16 Photos Looking Back at Their Fantastic 76 Year Run

September 30th, 2010: While fleets, crews and call signs will remain unchanged for a bit longer, the business entity known as Continental will technically cease to exist as of Friday when it is absorbed by United Airlines. Here’s a look back.

6. Exclusive Look On-Board Ethiopian Airlines’ First Boeing 777-200LR: Photo Gallery

November 22nd, 2010: NYCAviation got the world’s first peek inside the new 777-200LR delivered to Ethiopian Airlines last week, the 900th 777 ever built and the first -200LR delivered to an African carrier.