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January 18th in Aviation History: A380 Unveiled, United Flt 266 Crashes Into Pacific Ocean

Posted January 18, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The Airbus A380 is unveiled, the F-4 Phantom is yanked from front-line service, Bell makes its 25,000th Helo, United Flight 266 crashes, as well as Capital Airlines Flight 20.

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January 17th in Aviation History: British Airways Flight 38 Crash Lands at Heathrow

Posted January 17, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A British Airways 777 lands short of the runway at Heathrow, a B-52 collision peppers nukes over Spain, Operation Desert Storm begins in Iraq, and more…

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January 16th in Aviation History: Final Space Shuttle Columbia Launch, TWA Flight 3 Crashes

Posted January 16, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Space Shuttle Columbia launches for the last time, five B-52s begin a round-the-world-flight, actress Carole Lombard is killed in the crash of TWA Flight 3, and more…

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January 15th in Aviation History: Miracle on the Hudson, United Airlines Born

Posted January 15, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

US Airways Flight 1549 makes its “Miracle on the Hudson” water landing. A Lockheed U-2 is lost in the Sea of Japan, the crash of Linjeflyg Flight 618, Boeing Air Transport starts delivering airmail, and more…

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Pan Am's Dixie Clipper (NC18605) carried President Franklin D. Roosevelt to Casablanca. (Photo by Pan Am)
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January 14th in Aviation History: FDR Becomes First President To Fly

Posted January 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt boards a plane for Morocco, a fire on the deck of carrier USS Enterprise kills 27 sailors, and more…

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January 13th in Aviation History: Air Florida 90 Crashes and First Single Rotor Helicopter Flight

Posted January 13, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

The Air Florida Flight 90 disaster takes 78 lives in Washington DC, and an Uzbekistan Yak-42 crashes in Tashkent. In happier news, Igor Sikorsky makes the first successful single-rotor helicopter flight, Shuttle Endeavour launches on STS-54, and an ejection seat is used for the first time.

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A damaged Delta Boeing 737 sits out of service at JFK.
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Photo: Aircraft Damage and Perimeter Breach Adds to Holiday Travel Woes at JFK Airport

Posted December 22, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Holiday travel congestion wasn’t all that JFK had to contend with Sunday.

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Video: WestJet Introduces New Disney-Themed 737

Posted December 3, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

WestJet unveiled the “Magic Plane”, a Disney-themed 737-800.

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Judge Approves AMR Exit from Bankruptcy

Posted November 27, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

In a New York City courtroom Wednesday morning, a Federal Bankruptcy judge cleared American Airlines parent AMR to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The judge’s actions cleared all remaining legal obstacles to the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.

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BREAKING: Settlement Agreement in American/US Airways Merger

Posted November 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.

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