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Final Call

Final Call: Man Tries to Smuggle 247 Live Animals Onto Plane, Major Southwest and AirTran Unions Agree to Seniority Pacts

Posted December 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Pilots and flight attendants at the newly merged Southwest and AirTran have agreed to combine their seniority lists, travel sites are pissed at Google, more claims of dangerous radiation from TSA scanners, and more…

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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: December 27th

Posted December 27, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Apollo 8 splashes down after orbiting the Moon, US planes bomb a volcano to divert a lava flow, a Scandinavian Airlines flight crashes in Stockholm, and more…






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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: December 26th

Posted December 26, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

A big day for the Russians, as Aeroflot begins Il-86 flights, the Tu-144 begins operations, and the first Soviet flight exceeding the sound barrier.






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Enthusiast News

FAA Clears Santa’s New NextGen-Equipped Sleigh for Flights

Posted December 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors have given the thumbs-up for the reindeer-powered sleigh known as Santa One to fly on Christmas Eve so Santa Claus can deliver presents to children around the world. The approval came after a thorough inspection of the aircraft at the North Pole.






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Airline News

10 Big Points About In-Flight Wi-Fi From Gogo’s IPO Filing

Posted December 23, 2011 by Dan Frommer

America’s biggest in-flight internet provider just filed to go public. What does that mean for flyers, airlines and investors?






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Airline News

Delta’s Hub-Busting LaGuardia Hub

Posted December 23, 2011 by Edward Russell

The reality of the slot swap, and US airline consolidation in general, is that major airline services are becoming more homogenous from the largest markets.






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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: December 22nd

Posted December 22, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

A failed shoe-bombing attempt on an American Airlines flight, the first flights of the Dassault Mirage F1, the Northrop HL-10, the SR-71 Blackbird and the Tupolev ANT-6, and more…






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Airline News

Christmas Catch-Up: A Rundown of December’s Aviation News

Posted December 22, 2011 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

December has been a busy month, from Air New Zealand’s new black 777 to ANA’s new 787 routes to Delta adding new BusinessElite seats on its Brazil routes.






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The first South Carolina-built 787 moves to Final Assembly Position 3 early in the morning of Dec. 18, shortly after achieving weight on wheels for the first time
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Aviation News

That Was Fast: Boeing’s First South Carolina-Built 787 Rolls Down Assembly Line

Posted December 21, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Barely two years after construction began on a second Boeing 787 production facility in South Carolina, the first Dreamliner to be built there has reached its “weight on wheels” milestone.






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Aviation News

Final Call: Virgin America Flight Attendants Remain Union-Free, Dirtiest Parts of the Plane Revealed

Posted December 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Virgin America’s flight attendants vote against unionization, two Muslim men are suing Delta for kicking them off a plane, AirTran will soon dump its XM satellite radio systems, and more…






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