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A US Air Force Boeing VC-25 (SAM 29000) flies over Mount Rushmore. (Photo by US Air Force)
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Pentagon Frustrated With Boeing After Moving Air Force One Work to Texas

Posted September 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Pentagon has fired off a sternly-worded letter to Boeing regarding the airframer’s move of Air Force One repairs from Kansas to Texas.

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Thousands of the recovered bottles of liquor were displayed at a press conference held by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. (Photo by Queens DA's Office)
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Ain’t No Party Like an Airport Party: Airline Caterers Stole 100,000 Mini Booze Bottles

Posted September 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

18 JFK Airport workers were arrested for stealing and reselling over $750K of alcohol and duty free items from American Airlines flights.

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Southwest's first three Boeing 737-200s ready for delivery. Behind them are a new TWA 727 and City of Everett, the first-built 747. (Photo by Southwest Airlines)
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What Were Delivery Flights Like in the 1980s?

Posted September 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A look back at how Southwest Airlines celebrated the deliveries of its first three shiny new Boeing 737-200s.

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FAA Headquarters in Washington DC. (Photo by Matthew Bisanz, via Wikimedia Commons)
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Did FAA Managers Urge Employees to Vote Democrat?

Posted September 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

FAA managers illegally told workers that Republican wins would mean budget cuts for the agency, according to a government transparency group.

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Miami Dolphins Charter Plane Clips Tail of American Jet in Dallas

Posted August 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An American Airlines Boeing 767 carrying the Miami Dolphins clipped another American aircraft while taxiing in Dallas late Wednesday night.

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Ethiopian's first 787 Dreamliner. (Photo by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/NYCAviation)
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Just Another Airplane? 20 Hours Aboard the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Posted August 29, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The state-of-the-art passenger comfort features on the new Boeing 787 have a lot of hype to live up to. Do they really make a difference?

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Curtis Saxton was stranded in Salt Lake City with his wife and two children. (Screengrab via ABC4)
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Here’s Why You Don’t Fly Cross-Country on Standby Tickets With Kids During the Summer When You’re Broke

Posted August 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Saxton family was stranded at Salt Lake City International Airport for six days, but it wasn’t anyone’s fault but their own.

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Should American replace the eagle in its logo with the Twitter bird?
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American Airlines Responds to Every Tweet, Even When Your Handle is @hotdoghandjobs

Posted August 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

American has done an exemplary job of keeping their Twitter complainants happy, or at the very least, responding in a timely fashion.

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Constructed from very light balsawood sheet and strip, boron filament, carbon fiber and a transparent covering of plastic film, these rubberband-powered planes can fly for up to 40 minutes at a time.
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FLOAT: Inside the World of Competitive Rubberband-Powered Aircraft

Posted June 29, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

A documentary about handmade “Indoor freeflight rubber-powered duration aircraft” is about to take off.

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A Delta airliner. (Original photo by Kaz T./Composite by Matt Molnar)
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How Delta Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Export-Import Bank

Posted June 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

After failed legal and lobbying efforts to shut down the federal Export-Import Bank, Delta is scoring big deals made possible by the bank’s financing.

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NYCAviation is Looking for a Freelance Digital Ad Salesperson

Posted June 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

NYCAviation.com, a rapidly expanding national air travel and aerospace news site, is looking for a freelance digital ad salesperson.

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Sukhoi Superjet 100 97004, the accident aircraft, is seen here flying hot weather/high altitude trials in Mexico. (Photo by Andre Austin Du-Pont Rocha/Mexico Air Spotters M.A.S.)
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Russian Intelligence Blames United States For Superjet Crash

Posted May 31, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A week before rescuers found the crashed Superjet’s flight data recorder on Thursday, Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency claimed that the most plausible cause of the crash was electronic sabotage by the US military.

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Video: Planes in Congo Use Narrow, Tree-Lined Road as Runway

Posted May 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

We don’t know much about this video, other than that it took place in The Congo. We do know that this isn’t a runway.

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American Airlines flight attendants protest labor cuts in New York City, April 23, 2012. (Photo by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants)
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The Bankrupting Cost of Airline Bankruptcy

Posted May 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines spending $10 million-a-month on bankruptcy lawyers and consultants might seem outrageous, until you look at the alternative.

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Sky Waitresses: The Forgotten Heroes

Posted May 10, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Why the triumphs and tragedies of flight attendants shouldn’t be overlooked in airliner accidents.

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Are Airplane Seats Sturdy Enough for Overweight America? The Cost of Safety vs. Fuel

Posted May 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The 60-year-old FAA weight standard for airliner seats seems outdated relative to America’s expanding waistlines, but is that reason enough for an update?

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Runway 10 at Pompano Beach, Fla. (Photo by John Spade via Flickr)
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Top 10 Posts of the Week: Shuttle Enterprise Pics, Inside Lufthansa’s New 747-8 and More

Posted May 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Photos of Space Shuttle Enterprise landing in New York plus pics of the first Lufthansa Boeing 747-8I beat out the TSA finding landmines in a woman’s luggage.

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A shiny Spirit Airlines Airbus A320. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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Why Spirit’s New $100 Carry On Fee Isn’t As Crazy As It Sounds

Posted May 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Spirit’s last minute carry on fee has spiked to $100 each way, but, believe it or not, for a good reason.

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In preparation for its flight to New York, Space Shuttle Enterprise is mounted to the top of the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at Dulles Airport early Friday morning. (Photo by NASA/Bill Ingals)
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Will Intrepid Love and Honor Space Shuttle Enterprise?

Posted May 2, 2012 by Phil Derner Jr.

Our ups, downs and more downs in dealing with the Intrepid Museum, including aircraft abuse and putting profit over enthusiasm.

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Cessna 421 Golden Eagle (N48DL) that went down in the Gulf of Mexico on April 19, seen here on a brighter day at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. (Photo by Daniel Compton)
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Gulf of Mexico Plane Crash May Have Been Caused by Pressurization Problems, Early Evidence Indicates

Posted April 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

While it will take months or years to find a definitive cause of the crash of the Cessna 421 that went down in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, initial evidence may indicate that the pilot lost consciousness due to pressurization issues.

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