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Photo of the Day: In this nighttime photo from the International Space Station, Long Island and the New York City area are visible in the lower right, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are near the center. Parts of two Russian vehicles parked at the orbital outpost are seen in left foreground.
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Final Call

Final Call: Ryanair CEO Calls Boeing 737 MAX a ‘Dog’s Dinner of a Design’

Posted February 29, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Ryanair CEO O’Leary unimpressed with the Boeing 737 MAX, but Southwest chief thinks it will be delivered early, and more…

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The US Air Force Lockheed A-12, Serial Number 06932, looks very similar to the later SR-71 Blackbird. (Photo by US Air Force)
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On This Day in Aviation History

February 29th in Aviation History: American Announces Huge MD-80 Order, President Johnson Reveals Existence of A-12 Spy Plane

Posted February 29, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A Faucett Peru 737 crashes into a hillside, American Airlines orders 67 MD-80s, President Lyndon Johnson talks about the A-12 spy plane, and more…






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The helicopter went down in the village of Quebrada Seca, near Guatemala's border with Belize
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Crashes

10 Killed as Guatemalan Air Force Helicopter Crashes on Rescue Mission for Another Downed Chopper

Posted February 29, 2012 by BNO News

Ten people were killed on Tuesday when an Guatemalan Air Force helicopter crashed in northern Guatemala after being sent to help with another helicopter crash in the region, defense officials said. There were no survivors.






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first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental A7-HHE takes off on its delivery flight.
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Manufacturer News

Photos: Boeing Delivers First 747-8 Intercontinental, Though VIP Buyer Remains a Mystery

Posted February 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing’s storied 747 program reached a new milestone on Tuesday as the airframer delivered its first 747-8 Intercontinental, the latest and largest passenger version of the iconic airliner.






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First flight of the Global Hawk took place on Feb. 28, 1998
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On This Day in Aviation History

February 28th in Aviation History: Global Hawk Makes Its First Flight and SeaTac Tower is Damaged by an Earthquake

Posted February 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The air traffic control tower at SeaTac Airport is damaged by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake, the RQ-4 Global Hawk makes its first test flight, Operation Desert Storm comes to an end, and more…






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Westchester County Airport's control tower, which Fox 5 reports will be responsible for the apocalypse.
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Blog

Debunking the Sleeping Westchester Airport Air Traffic Controllers Story

Posted February 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Last week, Joe Walden from New York’s Fox 5 fueled up the trusty news van with a tank of hyperbole and ventured out to Westchester County Airport, where he was met by all sorts of dastardly wrongdoing that could potentially kill every man, woman and child in the tri-state area. Or not.






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United Express/Shuttle America Embraer E-170 N633RW
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Airline News

United Airlines Plane Lands at Newark Without Front Landing Gear [UPDATED]

Posted February 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A United Airlines commuter plane has landed at Newark Liberty International Airport Monday evening without its nose landing gear, according to witnesses.






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Rendering of a Qatar Airways Airbus A350XWB. (Image by Fixion/Airbus)
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On This Day in Aviation History

Today in Aviation History: February 27th

Posted February 27, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Qatar Airways gives Airbus an ultimatum over A350 design, a Ryanair crew has difficulty evacuating a plane, Lockheed Skunk Works engineer Kelly Johnson is born, and more…






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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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Airline News

Iran Air to Raise $1.2 Billion Over Coming Weeks Through Privatization

Posted February 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

More than half of Iran Air will be sold to private investors by March 19th, the government-owned airline’s managing director, Farhad Parvaresh, said on Friday.






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An U.S. Navy Douglas A-4E Skyhawk aircraft (BuNo 151194) from Attack Squadron VA-164 Ghost Riders en route to a target in North Vietnam
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On This Day in Aviation History

February 26th in Aviation History: First Scheduled Service Between England and Africa and United’s Twitter Gets Hacked

Posted February 26, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Eastern Air Lines Flight 21 crashes with the airline’s President on board, A-4 Skyhawk production ends, Philippine Airlines is founded, Piedmont carries its millionth passenger, and more…






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