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Monday Marks Last Day of American Airlines A300 Service

Posted August 23, 2009 by NYCA Admin

The last ever scheduled flight of an American Airlines Airbus A300 will be operated on Monday, August 24th. (Updated 8/26)

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"Ole Blue Eyes" begins its way around the taxiways for a departure off of JFK's Runway 22R, along with "True Blue" and "Baby Blue." Photo by Eric Dunetz
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11 Photos Celebrating 10 Years of JetBlue

Posted February 11, 2010 by NYCA Admin

New York’s bluest hometown airline turns the big 1-0 today. Here are some of favorite photos of jetBlue in action. Happy birthday!

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Boeing Delivers FedEx’s First 777F

Posted September 22, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Boeing handed FedEx the keys to a shiny new 777 Freighter today, the box hauler’s first of 15 on order. In 2006, FedEx placed what is still the largest 777F buy to date, soon after canceling their A380F order due to the Airbus program’s chronic delays.

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Flying Through History Aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress: A Photo Essay

Posted May 27, 2010 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was America’s workhorse bomber throughout World War II. Few flyable copies remain, but two of them, Liberty Belle and Aluminum Overcast, recently visited Seattle. We got to fly both of them.

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Planespotting the 2009 United Nations General Assembly: A Primer, with Photos of Nearly Every VIP Visitor

Posted October 12, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Every September, planespotters gather along the breezy banks of New York’s Jamaica Bay to witness one of the hobby’s greatest spectacles.

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Amerijet has sent two rotations to Haiti with a 727 so far today. (Photo by Mario J. Craig)
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Flight Coverage of Haitian Earthquake Relief

Posted January 14, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Air transport is the best means by which to get much-needed aid into Haiti after their devastating earthquake. With scores of aircraft trying to get in, we provide continuous coverage of what’s been heading their way, and the challenges that are faced in helping millions in their recovery. (Updated 1:27pm)

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Al Roker and Ann Curry having a good time while taking in some spotting at Bayswater Park.
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NYCAviation on the Today Show!

Posted December 17, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCAviation made its network television debut on the Today Show this morning, where we explained the hobby of aviation enthusiasm to the nation and showed Al Roker and Ann Curry a good time at JFK.

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Departed Flights: 2009 in Review

Posted December 22, 2009 by Andy Bokanev

An overview of airlines that started 2009 in the air, but will be greeting 2010 as a memory in airline history.

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Elinor Smith, Aviatrix of the Golden Age of Aviation, Gone West

Posted March 29, 2010 by Julie Vessigault

Elinor Smith, the “Flying Flapper of Freeport”, known for breaking many aviation records for either gender in the 1920s and 1930s, died on March 19th. Today, we celebrate her accomplishments and achievements by sharing with you her incredible story.

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Photos: American Airlines 737 Kingston Crash Wreckage

Posted January 6, 2010 by NYCA Admin

NYCAviation has obtained photos of the American Airlines 737 that crashed at Kingston, Jamaica on Dec. 23rd.

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PHOTOS: Fourth Boeing 787 Airframe Takes Flight

Posted February 24, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Boeing’s fourth 787 Dreamliner test plane made her maiden flight on Wednesday. David Lilienthal brings us exclusive photos of the occasion.

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Video: Boeing Powers Up First GEnx-Engined 787

Posted May 13, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Boeing has completed the first power-up and engine testing of a General Electric GEnx powered 787 Dreamliner.

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Disgruntled American Airlines Flight Attendant Arrested After Threatening to Blow Up Planes

Posted July 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A former American Airlines flight attendant has been indicted on federal terrorism charges after mailing threats to his old employer’s corporate headquarters.

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Oh snap! The broken off tail makes for a nifty escape hatch.
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Move Over Sully…

Posted October 16, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Over half a century before the “Miracle on the Hudson,” Pan Am Flight 6 ditched into Pacific and everyone made it home safely.

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Planespotting for Dummies

Posted December 16, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Welcome to the wide world of aviation enthusiasm and planespotting! This guide will introduce you the fundamentals of planespotting and help make watching planes a more interesting and enjoyable experience.

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Olympic Airlines Ends New York Service September 28th, Catch Them While You Can

Posted September 19, 2009 by NYCA Admin

The impending transformation of Olympic Airlines into a new venture called Olympic Air will spell the end of the Greek flag carrier’s long haul routes, including its Athens (ATH)-New York (JFK) service.

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Photo Gallery: Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Expo

Posted July 20, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

An amazing representation from multiple branches of the US Military bring thousands of people a ton of excitement including aircraft that span over five decades. Photographers Jeremy Lindgren and David Lilienthal bring you all of the action.

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Four Months After Hard Landing at JFK, Crippled RAM 767 Nearly Repaired

Posted August 15, 2009 by Tom Alfano

A Royal Air Maroc 767 suffered substantial fuselage and nose gear damage during a hard landing at JFK this past April. Here’s the story of the incident and the impressive engineering feats Boeing techs have pulled off to put her back in the sky.

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Meet Afghanistan’s First Air Traffic Controllers

Posted July 24, 2010 by BNO News

After completing a training program created by the Afghan government, the ICAO and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan’s first fully-qualified air traffic controllers are manning the tower at Kabul International Airport.

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Photo Gallery: Arrow Air Ceases Operations After 63 Years of Service

Posted July 1, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Arrow Air, the Miami-based cargo carrier with a long history of cargo, passenger and even aircraft leasing operations, grounded their fleet on Wednesday, concluding several years of financial gloom.

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