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Throwback Thursday: 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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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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Throwback Thursday: The Why, How and Where of Flight Diversions

Posted May 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

While diversions do happen frequently, the decision to land a plane perhaps hundreds or thousands of miles from its destination is not taken lightly. A look at why planes divert and how pilots, dispatchers and managers choose where to land your plane safely.

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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 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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NYCA At The Movies – The Best Ever Aviation and Space Films (According to Us)

Posted February 27, 2014 by Gabe Andino

NYCAviation proudly presents its list of the best aviation and space movies of all time, as voted by our staff and readers.

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The American/US Airways Merger: The View from 35,000 Feet

Posted December 20, 2013 by Ken McQuillan

With the American Airlines/US Airways merger now finalized, two pilots – one from American and one from US Airways – shared their perspectives on the merger with NYCAviation.

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A Culture Lost – Five Ways Federal Air Marshals Have Changed Since 9/11

Posted October 15, 2013 by Clay Biles

The Federal Air Marshal Service has a long and storied history. Unfortunately, much of the culture gained over the first 40 years that air marshals existed has been lost in the post-9/11 world.

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FAA OKs Boeing to Test Dreamliner Battery Fix

Posted March 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

The FAA on Tuesday approved Boeing’s plan to get the 787 Dreamliner back into the air.

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Video: Syrian Fighters Shooting at an Airliner? NYCAviation Investigates

Posted February 1, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

A video appears online showing men shooting at a 747 as it approaches to land. What happens? Whose plane is it? NYCA digs deeper.

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Budget Woes to Blunt the Blues? Blue Angels May Get the Ax

Posted January 31, 2013 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The US Blue Angels jet team may be facing the ax if Congress fails to stop the nation from going over the fiscal cliff.

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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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Aviation Loses a Great Man and a Better Friend

Posted January 26, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

NYCAviation lost Co-Owner Matt Molnar this week, a loss that means so much to the aviation world and all those that were lucky enough to call him a friend.

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The First Ethiopian 787 Delivered: ‘It’s Time for Africa’

Posted August 14, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

The Addis Ababa-based airline cut the ribbon in front of their first 787 aircraft dubbed “Africa First.”

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At Last: Southwest Airlines Launches Atlanta Service [with Photos]

Posted February 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Over a year after purchasing AirTran Airways specifically for its valuable foothold in Atlanta, Southwest Airlines began its first service at the Georgia airport on Sunday.

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JetBlue Aims to Win Boston’s Heart With New Red Sox Plane [Photos]

Posted February 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

As part of their ongoing push to win the hearts of Bostonians through sports marketing, JetBlue today unveiled an Airbus A320 painted to resemble a Boston Red Sox uniform.

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Photos: First Boeing 747-8I for Lufthansa Makes its Maiden Flight

Posted February 8, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Lufthansa came one step closer to the delivery of their first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental today as their first fully painted aircraft took to the air.

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Photos: Emirates Says Howdy to Dallas

Posted February 3, 2012 by Tad Carlson

Emirates inaugurated its fifth US destination Thursday morning: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the first scheduled nonstop flight between DFW and the Middle East.

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Photos: American Airlines Reveals Boeing 777-300ER Interior

Posted January 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines has finally revealed photos of the long-awaited new interior features soon to be delivered aboard their 777-300ER.

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Plane of Note: Cargolux Boeing 747-8 Freighter Makes First Appearance at JFK

Posted January 26, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Beijing, Baku and Budapest have all been visited by Boeing’s biggest bird, but before Wednesday, the Big Apple had not.

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