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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

An aerial pairing of the C-17 Globemaster and the KC-135 Stratotanker was the recent highlight at a media day in which journalists were afforded the rare opportunity to ride along.

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DEVELOPING: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Crashes In The Desert of Mali

Contact has been lost with an Air Algerie flight between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) and Algiers, Algeria (ALG). Flight 5017 was an MD-83 that was being flown by Spanish carrier Swiftair on behalf of the Algerian airline. The aircraft had 110 passengers and 6 crew members onboard. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane […]

Pilot Factor Crop Book Reviews

The Pilot Factor: A Fresh Look in Crew Resource Management

Jean Denis Marcellin’s new book, The Pilot Factor, gives a readers a fresh perspective on Crew Resource Management concepts.

Photo of Malaysian Airlines 777-200 9M-MRD, the actual aircraft said to be involved in the accident. The aircraft had been repainted back into normal colors prior to the crash. Crashes

DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines 777 Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday after a presumed surface-to-air missile strike.

AsianaSFO Columnists

The Media’s Airplane Problem

When it comes to airplanes and pilots, mainstream journalism, like Hollywood, usually gets it wrong. Movies we can forgive. The press, however, we hold to a much higher standard.


 
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Amerijet B727-200 (N495AJ) taxiing out for a runway 9 departure in Miami in the last light of day.

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

 
 
Val Kilmer as Iceman on Saturday Night Live

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

 

 
On approach to Runway 18 at FLU

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

 
 
American Airlines Airbus A300 N18066

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