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PHOTO TOUR: Step Onboard Qatar Airways A350-900XWB

Posted January 8, 2016 by Ben Granucci

Recently, NYCAviation was invited onboard one of Qatar Airways’ A350-900XWBs. While onboard, we had a chance to tour the entire plane as well as to speak with representatives of both the airline and Airbus. Here is a look at what it was like in and around the aircraft.

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So You Got A Drone For The Holidays! Now What?

Posted January 1, 2016 by Jay Haapala

Did you recently unwrap a new drone? Here’s what you need to know in order to fly it safely and legally.

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Left Behind by the On-Time Machine

Posted December 14, 2015 by Brad Tate

On-time departures are a critical aspect of airline operations and how they are viewed by the flying public. However, is it worth sacrificing passenger satisfaction in some instances in order to stay on time?

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Captain: A Double-Edged Sword

Posted November 16, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

By the simple act of firing one of their own for keeping passengers alive, they have brought the wrath of an entire industry into an incident which wouldn’t normally get a second look.

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A Double Dream: Qatar Airways Takes Home Two New 787s

Posted November 6, 2015 by Mark Lawrence

Qatar Airways took delivery of 2 787-8 Dreamliners recently in Everett, WA, and NYCAviation was there for the festivities!

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Divert (From the Pilot’s Point Of View)

Posted September 24, 2015 by Brad Tate

The vast majority of airline flights reach their destination as planned. Occasionally bad weather or other factors cause flight crews to have to divert to an alternate airport, disrupting both the airline’s and passenger’s plans. Brad Tate explains the process behind diverting to another airport.

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Blue Collar on a White Shirt

Posted September 23, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

When an oil pressure gauge starts to move in flight, pilots use both colors of their collar and open up several learned skills at once.

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New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2015

Posted September 17, 2015 by Ben Granucci

It’s almost time again for New York City’s greatest plane spotting week of the year. UN Week is a little later than usual this year, but promises to be just as exciting.

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Why Student Pilots Quit

Posted September 16, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

There are 120,000 student pilots right now debating what to do next.

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Qantas Swings Back Into Profit After An Aggressive Restructuring

Posted September 14, 2015 by Zina Aziz

After a number of dark years for the airline’s finances, things are finally starting to look up for Qantas as they have begun to return to profitability.

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PHOTOS: Onboard With the A350 XWB’s Americas Demo Tour

Posted July 22, 2015 by Jason Rabinowitz

NYCAviation contributor and passenger experience guru Jason Rabinowitz takes us onboard the A350 C

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Remember That One Time Donald Trump Owned an Airline?

Posted July 9, 2015 by Gabe Andino

With Donald Trump being all over the news of late, we take a look back at the Trump Shuttle.

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DOJ’s “Collusion”: You Scratch My Airplane’s Back, I’ll Scratch Yours

Posted July 7, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

The Department of Justice’s charges of collusion at multiple airlines should come as no surprise to the ironic actions of none other than…
The Department of Justice.

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Airline Globalization’s History: Once An Advantage, Now a Threat

Posted June 23, 2015 by John Steffen

The debate between U.S legacy airlines and the “ME3″ has been getting hotter and hotter, though airline globalization has been around since the beginning.

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Pilot Shortage: Where’d All the Pilots Go?

Posted June 22, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

The reasons why 80% of student pilots drop out have also always been the same; lack of money and the high demands of the industry.

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The murder-suicide by the pilot of Germanwings 9525 has raised questions on how to address the mental and emotional health of pilots.
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The Name Alone of FAA’s New “Pilot Fitness Aviation Rulemaking Committee” Proves Wrong Philosophy

Posted May 29, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

The murder-suicide by the pilot of Germanwings 9525 has raised questions on how to address the mental and emotional health of pilots.

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Growing Pains for the Electronic Flight Bag

Posted April 29, 2015 by Andrew Poure

Despite the headache recently felt by American Airlines, EFB’s are a positive step for the airline industry, guaranteed to become more and more reliable.

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REVEALED: The Dirty Truth About Chemtrails (Satire)

Posted April 1, 2015 by Ken Hoke

“Captain X” Takes us inside the cockpit and reveals the TRUTH about chemtrails.

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Lurking Behind the Germanwings Cockpit Door

Posted March 26, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

In light of the tragic news earlier today, Columnist Erika Armstrong explores the culture of those who fly professionally and the ultimate betrayal among their ranks.

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INTERVIEW: Air-To-Air Photography With Scott Snorteland

Posted February 5, 2015 by NYCAviation Staff

Recently NYCA sat down with accomplished air to air photographer Scott Snorteland to find out what it takes to pull off a successful shoot.

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