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Many airlines are trading 737-700s for larger 737-800s as they come off lease. Southwest, however, is more than happy to have the smaller birds – Photo: Bernie Leighton | AirlineReporter
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Why are Airlines Continually Ordering Larger Aircraft?

Posted August 27, 2014 by Bernie Leighton

The reason, as always, comes down to the most important question an airline has to answer: “what makes the most profit?”

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An IAGOS air sensor inlet (Photo: iagos.org)
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Researching Weather and Climate Change at 35,000ft

Posted August 18, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Over 40 years ago, airliners started being used to collect high altitude air samples for climate research. Today that research continues, and has been expanded to improve weather forecasting and also better understand the effects of climate change.

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Large models illustrating Southwest’s special liveries hang in the atrium of the company’s HQ. Photo courtesy JL Johnson, AirlineReporter.com
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Checking out Southwest’s Culture-Centric HQ

Posted August 14, 2014 by JL Johnson

One loyal flier goes beyond the plane to experience the culture inside Southwest Airlines’ headquarters.

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New Hurricane Forecast: Time to Buy Bread & Milk, or Ticket to the Caribbean?

Posted August 8, 2014 by Adam Daum

With only two named storms so far, many are wondering why we haven’t seen more action and if we can already breathe a proverbial sigh of relief.

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#TBT: The Top 10 Best of Everything at EAA AirVenture 2011

Posted July 31, 2014 by Matt Molnar

With NYCAviation once again attending EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, we decided to take a look back at the last time we were there in 2011.

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Epic New Aviation Documentary Set To Wow Audiences In 2015

Posted July 30, 2014 by Ben Granucci

An epic new aviation documentary is set to wow audiences in 2015. Check out the first trailer for Aviation: the Invisible Highway here!

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SWAT Team members stormed Sunwing flight 772 to apprehend a passenger who expressed a desire to blow up the aircraft.
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Analysis: A Navy SEAL Breakdown of the Sunwing SWAT Takedown

Posted July 29, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

When a SWAT Team stormed a diverted Sunwing flight, many people were shocked and frightened. Former Navy SEAL Rich Graham gives un an inside view into the tactical environment.

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The Honor of Being Chosen For a Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship

Posted July 28, 2014 by Joseph Schmidt

An aspiring pilot shares his story of being selected as one of the recipients of the Jason Dahl Memorial Scholarship for 2014.

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Shot From The Sky: This Wasn’t The First Time

Posted July 21, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Last week’s shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shocked the world. But it is far from the first time that an airliner has been shot down.

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

Posted June 5, 2014 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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Flying (Not So) High with Honeywell

Posted June 2, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

So you think Honeywell is just that company that makes the thermostat on your wall? Well, you would be very wrong. Contributor Jason Rabinowitz visits with Honeywell and takes a look a the wide variety of products that they make for the aviation industry.

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FLYING A FALLEN HERO

Posted May 23, 2014 by Eric Auxier

Eric Auxier shares the memorable experience of being a captain on a fallen soldier’s final flight home.

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The Reality Behind the “Hawaii Near Collision”

Posted May 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Recently, a passenger’s account of a near collision between his flight and another near Hawaii has received a lot of attention. However, all was not as he made it seem. We separate the facts from the fiction and explain why this is proof that the system works.

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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 2

Posted May 14, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith delves into wake turbulence, explaining the various factors behind this airborne phenomena and how pilots protect against the dangers of wake upsets.

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A National Air Ambulance Lear 35A takes off on an air ambulance mission. (Photo: Mark Lawrence)
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Lifeguard: Inside the Operations of an Air Ambulance Service

Posted May 12, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Air ambulance flights are one of the most essential uses of aviation. NYCAviation goes behind the scenes at National Air Ambulance to learn the inner workings of a “Lifeguard” operation.

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Turbulence: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

Posted May 7, 2014 by Patrick Smith

Turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Patrick Smith sheds light on the phenomena and how pilots handle turbulence in flight.

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PEOPLExpress was one of the fastest growing airlines in history.
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The Post-Deregulation Skies: The Plucky Upstarts

Posted May 2, 2014 by Gabe Andino

The recent trend of airline consolidation has taken away the large variety of airlines we’ve grown accustomed to seeing over the years. We take a look back at some of the more notable start-up airlines and how they’ve shaped today’s airline industry.

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The LaGuardia Curfew Revisited: Why Your Late Flight Ended Up At JFK

Posted May 1, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

The weather in NYC is getting warmer, and that means that the infamous overnight curfew at LaGuardia Airport is back. What does it mean for your flight?

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Throwback Thursday: The Aircraft Viewing Areas of South Florida

Posted April 24, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

At three South Florida airports, an oasis for plane spotters and anyone interested in aviation awaits. NYCAviation takes you along on a tour of them!

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737-924 N68821, Boeing's 8,000th 737 delivery. (Photo: Boeing)
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Boeing 737: 8,000 and Counting

Posted April 23, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Boeing recently delivered the 8,000th 737. Mark Lawrence details the development and evolution of the world’s best-selling airliner.

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