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A British Airways (Operated by Comair) 737-800. Featured

Comair – South Africa’s Alternative

South African Airways is the best known airline in South Africa, but there are two other longstanding airlines providing service in the region. Mark Lawrence was on location for an in-depth profile of the Comair Group airlines, kulula.com and British Airways (Operated by Comair).

Aviation Exploration Apprenticeship students at a tour of American Airlines' ORD maintenance hangar. Featured

AeroStar Leads The Way With a Training Pipeline for Future Aviators

Simply being the CEO of an aviation consulting firm wasn’t enough for Tammera Holmes. She had to help young people learn to embrace aviation as well.

Hindenberg Aviation News

Werner Franz, Last Surviving Hindenburg Crew Member, Has Died

The last surviving crewmember from the Hindenburg Disaster has died at the age of 92. He was just days shy of his 15th birthday when the airship crashed.

Inside the Washington DC ARTCC. Image courtesy Federal Aviation Administration Education

Beyond the Tower: The Controllers That Guide You the Rest of the Way

An air traffic controller takes us beyond the tower to see just how many steps go in to guiding your flight safely along.

(Photo by Art Brett) History

The Little Airport That Could: La Guardia’s Tri-Jet Heavies

The story of how widebody tri-jets showed up at LGA, and how they drifted away, as told and wonderfully illustrated by planespotters.


 
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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

 
 
Photo by Mike Communiello - Alteon Training Center

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