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On This Day in Aviation History

August 6th in Aviation History: B-29 Superfortress Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima

Posted August 6, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The US drops first atomic bomb on Japan, Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from Korea, Braniff Flight 250 crashes in Nebraska, and more.

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The US Army MASH unit that inspired the movie and TV show conducted its first helicopter medical evacuation in Korea on August 4, 1959.
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 4th in Aviation History: MASH Makes First Helicopter Evacuation

Posted August 4, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

NASA’s Phoenix spacecraft is launched, MASH begins helicopter ops, a Bangkok Airways plane hits a control tower, and more…

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PATCO air traffic controllers picket outside of Bishop Airport in Flint, Michigan.
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On This Day in Aviation History

August 3rd in Aviation History: America’s Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Posted August 3, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Today we look back at the 1981 Air Traffic Controllers Strike and mourn the worst accident ever involving a Boeing 707.

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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.
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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines 777 Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Posted July 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

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.

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Aviation News

Rockefeller Son Dies in Westchester County Plane Crash

Posted June 13, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Police in Westchester, New York are responding to reports of a small plane crash just outside of Westchester County Airport on the campus of SUNY Purchase.

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Watch Live: SpaceX Unveils Their First Manned Spacecraft at 10pm EST

Posted May 29, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

SpaceX will unveil what will be the next American spacecraft to take humans to space, the Dragon 2! Watch it live…

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Malaysia Airlines 777-2H3-ER, registered 9M-MRO, which went missing Friday as flight 370. (photo via Aero Icarus on Flickr)
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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Intentionally Diverted

Posted May 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with a 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people.

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Airline News

BREAKING: JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

Posted April 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

By an overwhelming 71% majority, JetBlue Airway’s more than 2500 pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation’s largest union for pilots.

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Boeing and Air Canada finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead Air Canada’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, with a list price of $6.5 billion, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s, 28 737 MAX 9s, plus 18 options and 30 rights to purchase 737 MAXs. Pictured here are 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 in Air Canada livery. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)
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Airline News

Air Canada to Renew Its Fleet With the Boeing 737 MAX

Posted April 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

In a public announcement this morning, Boeing announced Air Canada has signed an order to purchase 61 737 MAX aircraft, and choosing Boeing as its partner to overhaul its single-aisle fleet of aircraft.

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BREAKING: North American Airlines Clings to Life, To Continue Flying…For Now

Posted March 31, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

North American Airlines has announced plans to attempt to keep two aircraft flying, even as parent company Global Aviation Holdings is liquidated.

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