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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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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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This is a scary toothbrush.
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World’s Busiest Airport Shut Down Over Scary Toothbrush

Posted January 6, 2013 by NYCA Admin

A device that turned out to be a toothbrush caused a partial shutdown of Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport this past Friday.

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Gudmundur Karl Arthorsson might not be flying Icelandair anytime soon. (Photo by Andy Ellwood via Tumblr)
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A Drunk Pilot, A Drunk Passenger, A Roll of Duct Tape And Two Disrupted Flights

Posted January 5, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Two more wasted men—one of them an airline pilot—made headlines on Friday when each disrupted separate flights to New York.

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Brandon Pelletier urinates at LAX.
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Video (NSFW): Drunken Twilight Star Pees In The Middle Of LAX Terminal

Posted January 3, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Here’s an actor named Bronson Pelletier whipping it out and peeing on the rug in front of hundred of LAX passengers late last month.

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Water laps at a jetway outside LaGuardia's Central Terminal. (Photo via Fox5)
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NYCAviation’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of 2012

Posted December 30, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

From space shuttles to Sandy, a look back at our most popular stories of 2012.

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Ryanair Michael O'Leary models
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Help Wanted: Ryanair Needs A New Masochistic Spokesperson

Posted December 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Attention public relations professionals: Do you have access to a reliable supply of Xanax? Then Ryanair has a job for you.

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Otto at the controls.
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Blowup Girlfriends Fly Free On Southwest

Posted December 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Twitter exchange clarifies the airline’s policy on air-filled companions.

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Filling your car with jet fuel is only acceptable if it has a jet engine. (Photo by Skip Steuart via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)
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New Jersey Gas Station Accidentally Fills Cars With Jet Fuel

Posted December 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Unless you drive a jet dragster or a diesel, putting jet fuel in your car will likely result in stalling and/or damage.

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Anyone want a Falcon omelette? (Photo by Gunthercx via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Atlanta Airport Employees Throw Eggs At New Orleans Saints

Posted November 29, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The New Orleans Saints got a messy welcome to Atlanta for their game against the Falcons this weekend.

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Seats on an American Airlines plane. (Photo by SpecialKRB via Flickr, CC BY-NC)
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Should American Have Blamed Interns For Loose Seats?

Posted November 29, 2012 by NYCA Admin

New reports suggest that interns at an outsourced contractor were partially responsible for American’s 757 seat problems.

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Ford Ecoboost 1.0L 3-cylinder engine block in a carry-on. (Photo by Ford)
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Ford Demonstrates How To Pack An Engine Block In Your Carry On

Posted November 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

From snow globes to cranberry sauce, the TSA has rules prohibiting all sorts of items, but it seems they left engine blocks off the list.

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Hainan Airlines pilots don't want to hear this.
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New Chinese Airline Pilots Must Pass The Smell Test – Literally

Posted November 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Managers at Hainan Airlines are sniffing the armpits of pilot candidates to keep bad smells off of their airplanes.

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@NYCAviation reached 20,000 followers on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
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What Our 20,000th Twitter Follower Means To Us

Posted November 10, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Here’s to welcoming the next 20,000 members of our aviation family.

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Clayton Osbon mugshot.
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Judge Orders Former JetBlue Pilot To Stay Away From Planes

Posted November 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Former JetBlue Captain Clayton Osbon has been allowed to go home by reason of insanity, but is banned from going near planes.

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Boeing owned Candadair T-33 (N416X).
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Boeing Flight Test Photographer: World’s Greatest Avgeek Job?

Posted November 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Meet a team whose job it is to fly around in vintage fighter jets to take pictures of new Boeings.

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Radar image of Nor'easter on Wednesday morning. (via National Weather Service)
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Nor’easter Spurs Over 1,000 Flight Cancellations

Posted November 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Over 1,000 flights to and from northeast airports were cancelled Wednesday as a winter storm approached the region with strong winds, snow and rain.

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New York Magazine's Hurricane Sandy cover, "The City and the Storm."
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New York Mag’s Stunning Sandy Cover Was Shot From A Moving Helicopter

Posted November 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

How photographer Iwan Baan captured Hurricane Sandy’s Manhattan blackout in one photo.

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Hurricane Sandy Live Video Feed
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Live Video of Hurricane Sandy as It Hits New York Waterfront

Posted October 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Live feed of the East River just east of the Manhattan Bridge from a “Zone A” building in Brooklyn.

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A British Airways Boeing 777-300ER (G-STBF) pushes back from a gate at Heathrow. (Photo by Ken Iwelumo via wikimedia)
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Bahraini Prince Arrested At Heathrow After Drunken Plane Rage

Posted October 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Shortly after boarding a British Airways flight Mubarak Hamad allegedly charged into the cockpit while screaming of shoddy service.

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