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Bombardier Lands First US C-Series Customer with Delta Order

Delta Air Lines has committed to purchasing 75 aircraft to add to its fleet from the manufacturer, along with the option for an additional 50.

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JetBlue Receives First A321 Assembled In The United States

NYCAviation was on hand in Mobile, Alabama earlier this week for the first delivery of an A320 Family aircraft assembled in the United States.

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Windshear – Lessons Learned

31 years ago Delta Flight 191 encountered a microburst on approach to DFW and crashed. Thanks to the lessons learned from that tragedy, windshear warning and avoidance has become an integral part of aviation safety management.

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West Coast Powerhouse: Alaska Airlines To Buy Virgin America

Early Monday morning, Alaska Airlines announced its intention to buy Virgin America in a cash purchase totaling $2.6 billion USD.

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US Airports Investing Billions to Upgrade Dire State of Infrastructure

America’s major airports have gotten a bad rap for aging, outmoded facilities. However, many airports have made large investments to meet the ever increasing demand for air travel.


 
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Amerijet Receives First of Two Boeing 767 Freighters

Miami-based Amerijet has leased its first two wide body freighters to compliment its fleet of Boeing 727s.
by Mark Lawrence

 
 
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Iceman: The Later Years

Left without a bird to fly after the Navy retired the F-14 in 2006, Iceman sought greener pastures in the airline business.
by NYCA Admin

 

 
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GECAS Orders 100 New Aircraft at Farnborugh 2010: 40 Boeing 737-800s and 60 Airbus A320s

GE Capital Aviation Services on Monday announced an order for 40 Next-Generation 737-800s for approximately $3 billion, and an order for 60 Airbus A320s with a list price of $4.9 billion.
by BNO News

 
 
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The Flat Panel Trainer

Most people that know the difference between a 747 and the A320 are also aware of the technology that is being developed for the large A380 & the composite fuselage of the 787. The technology development has not stopped wit...
by NYCA Admin

 
 
United Airlines Twitter hacked

United Airlines Twitter Account Hacked

It appears United Airlines' Twitter account was hacked early Friday morning. Or not...
by NYCA Admin

 

 
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Remembering Flushing Airport

Flushing Airport is my Mecca. Currently, the 75-acre property lies dormant with its runways underwater and this former aviation facility’s future remains uncertain.
by Alan Gross

 
 
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Monday Marks Last Day of American Airlines A300 Service

The last ever scheduled flight of an American Airlines Airbus A300 will be operated on Monday, August 24th. (Updated 8/26)
by NYCA Admin

 
 
Richard Martin's broken bike.

American Airlines Breaks Bikes

What recourse do you have when an airline destroys your $1,800 bicycle and screws up your long-planned vacation? According to American Airlines, nothing.
by NYCA Admin