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Steven Slater poses with his JetBlue ID card.
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 9th in Aviation History: Steven Slater Slides to Stardom

Posted August 9, 2014 by NYCA Admin

The US drops an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, a LANSA Lockheed Electra crashes in Peru, Steven Slater flips out on a JetBlue flight, and more…

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An American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 on final approach to Boston Logan Airport. (Photo by Michael Philip Manheim/NARA)
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 5th in Aviation History: First American DC-10 Flight, Reagan Fires FAA Controllers

Posted August 5, 2014 by NYCA Admin

On this day in 1964, the Vietnam War’s first U.S. air operations take place. Terrorists attack Athens Airport in 1973. In 1981, Ronald Reagan fires 11,500 air traffic controllers.

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The remnants of Shuttle Columbia rain down over Texas.
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On This Day in Aviation History

10 Years Since Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster: February 1st in Aviation History

Posted February 1, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Today marks the anniversaries of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, UAL’s emergence from bankruptcy, Boeing’s decision to discontinue the 727 and more…

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Dell dude is excited. (Photo composite by NYCAviation/Boeing/Dell)
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Dude, You’re Getting a Dreamliner

Posted January 24, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Dell Computer scion Michael Dell is a Boeing 787 Dreamliner customer, and no stranger to battery fires.

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Green laser shining on an aircraft. (Photo by Dept of Transportation)
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Touch and Go

Laser Loser Admits To Zapping Plane Over Long Island

Posted January 23, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Six months after shining a laser at a plane and a police helicopter, a Long Island man has confessed—and now faces 5 years in prison.

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Newark Liberty International Airport control tower.
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Airline News

United Express Flight Blows Tires On Landing at Newark

Posted January 20, 2013 by NYCA Admin

An ExpressJet/United Express Embraer blew its tires and veered off a runway while landing at Newark Airport Sunday night.

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Another angle of are the burnt Boeing 787 battery that caught fire in Boston. (Photo by NTSB)
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Government News

787 Fire Investigation Now Focusing On Individual Battery Cells: NTSB

Posted January 20, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Investigators looking for the cause of January 7′s Japan Airlines Boeing 787 fire in Boston are working through the three-day weekend.

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Patrick M. Byrne's Salt Lake City mugshot.
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Touch and Go

Overstock CEO Arrested At Airport Carrying Loaded Gun

Posted January 19, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Patrick Byrne, the oft-embattled CEO of Overstock.com, was arrested in Salt Lake City after TSA screeners found a gun in his carry-on.

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Rendering of the new American Airlines livery on a Boeing 777-300ER. (Image by American Airlines)
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New American Airlines Branding Draws Mixed Reviews From Fliers

Posted January 17, 2013 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines revealed its new look on Thursday, tossing out the polished metal and Helvetica in favor of gray paint and Fruitiger.

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United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (Photo by Kevin Koske)
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Government News

FAA Orders Airlines To Stop Flying Boeing 787 [UPDATED]

Posted January 16, 2013 by NYCA Admin

The FAA has ordered US airlines to temporarily stop flying the Boeing 787 effective immediately, citing the potential for battery failures.

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