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American’s New Airplane; Their First 777-300

Posted January 31, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

American Airlines Unveiled their newest aircraft type, the Boeing 777-300, dressed in their fancy new paint scheme.

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NYCAviation Wins Best Enthusiast Site of 2009!

Posted February 2, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Flightglobal’s Webbies of 2009 has declared NYCAviation to be the Best Enthusiast Site of the year, and third in Best Use of Social Media. Ranking so high in the two new categories, we have all of you to thank!

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Video: Medevac Helicopter Hits Power Lines After Takeoff, Lands Safely

Posted November 9, 2009 by Matt Molnar

Video captured a medical chopper hitting some high voltage power lines while taking off from the scene of a car accident, but landing safely a few seconds later.

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Initial Air France Flight 447 Black Box Info Raises More Questions Than Answers: Pilot

Posted May 31, 2011 by Justin Schlechter

Pilot/columnist Justin Schlechter examines what might have happened in the cockpit over the Atlantic on June 1st, 2009.

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American Airlines 767 Falls On Nose During Maintenance

Posted July 25, 2009 by Matt Molnar

American Airlines’ youngest 767-300ER has been seriously damaged in a maintenance accident at the carrier’s Fort Worth, Tex. repair facility.

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Photos: 10 Years Later, Iconic TWA Flight Center Lives On

Posted July 20, 2011 by Tom Alfano

The past decade has been kinder to the TWA Flight Center than one might expect. Join us on a rare photographic tour inside the landmark Eero Saarinen structure at New York’s JFK Airport.

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Interactive Photo: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Cockpit

Posted August 8, 2011 by Matt Molnar

Click, zoom and drag the image below to explore all the buttons, knobs and displays in the the state-of-the-art all-glass cockpit in the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Can We Talk About This? Delta Air Lines Logo vs. Devil Movie Logo

Posted September 17, 2010 by Matt Molnar

There’s more than a passing resemblance between marketing posters for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie and the Delta Air Lines logo. Coincidence or not? You decide.

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You’re The Captain: Explosive Decompression at 40,000 Feet

Posted March 13, 2014 by Eric Auxier

Imagine that you’re the captain of an airliner, cruising at 40,000 feet, when you experience an explosive decompression. What do you do next to get back on the ground?

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NYCA At The Movies – The 13 Best Aviation Scenes

Posted February 28, 2014 by Gabe Andino

NYCAviation presents a list of some of the most memorable aviation scenes in feature film.

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Exclusive Look On-Board Ethiopian Airlines’ First Boeing 777-200LR: Photo Gallery

Posted November 22, 2010 by David Lilienthal

NYCAviation got the world’s first peek inside the new 777-200LR delivered to Ethiopian Airlines last week, the 900th 777 ever built and the first -200LR delivered to an African carrier.

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Regional Jets, The Cure or the Disease?

Posted May 22, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

The emergence of regional jets in the 1990s was a major game-changer among the business models of legacy carriers that are still evolving today. Are they saving an otherwise hurting industry, or more of a hindrance?

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St. Maarten’s Tropical Plane Spotting Paradise

Posted July 3, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Airline pilot and columnist Justin Schlechter goes back to his aviation enthusiast roots to share the experience of his first trip to St. Maarten.

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JFK Airport Runway Replacement Megaproject Approaching On-Time Arrival

Posted June 7, 2010 by Matt Molnar

The massive $376 million project to renovate the longest, busiest runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York is nearing completion. Here’s how they’re getting it done right on schedule.

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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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Windshear – Lessons Learned

Posted April 20, 2016 by Brad Tate

31 years ago Delta Flight 191 encountered a microburst on approach to DFW and crashed. Thanks to the lessons learned from that tragedy, windshear warning and avoidance has become an integral part of aviation safety management.

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Just in time for winter, what better way to jetset to West Palm than with your own personal airliner? Photo by Matt Celmer
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Is Donald Broke? Trump Selling His Pimped-Out 727

Posted November 12, 2009 by Matt Molnar

Donald Trump’s iconic 727 is on the block. Is he really in the market for a larger plane, or could this actually be a sign of Trump’s oft-rumored financial troubles?

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Ghosts of Octobers Past

Posted October 16, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Columnist/Pilot Justin Schlechter shares a story of flight crew really earning their paychecks, as the the autumn nights over Alaska bring some challenges in their 747 at the end of a long Pacific hop.

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Rebuilding the Perception of Airline Pilots, One Passenger at at Time

Posted July 24, 2014 by Justin Schlechter

Do you think the pilot is to blame when your flight hits turbulence or is delayed? Think again.

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Urban Legend Debunked: A330 Cockpit Video Shows Airbuses Do Not Fly Themselves

Posted October 1, 2009 by Matt Molnar

Here’s a neat video from the cockpit of an A330-200 performing a nonprecision VOR approach to JFK’s runway 22L on a windy day.

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