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4 Dead After Plane Crash at Wichita MidContinent Airport

Posted October 30, 2014 by Sarina Houston

A small plane crashed into a building at Wichita MidContinent Airport (ICT) just before 10 a.m. central time on Thursday, killing four people and injuring five others. Photos circulated within minutes on social media, showing a large fire and cloud of smoke. According to FAA spokesperson Elizabeth Isham Cory, the twin-engine Beechcraft King Air declared […]

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Touch N’ Go: Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made, Vintage Pan Am + More #AvGeek Goodness!

Posted October 22, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)   AvNews: ✈ Air New Zealand  celebrates the third & final film in The Hobbit Trilogy with “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” [YouTube] ✈ Boeing and Chinese firm to turn “gutter oil” into jet fuel. […]

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Impressive to watch #Si2 reaching 28000 ft only powered by #solar energy when my helicopter can only go up to 9000 ft "
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Touch N’ Go: A-7 Corsair II retired, SmartSky to battle Gogo/AT&T + more #AvGeek highlights

Posted October 21, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

(Touch N’ Go is a collection of our favorite AvGeek news, pictures, videos, tweets & more from the day.)    AvNews: ✈ The Hellenic Air Force, the last operator of the A-7 Corsair II, has finally put its A-7 fleet into retirement. [IHS Jane's 360] ✈ What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog […]

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TAME Commences Fort Lauderdale Service

Posted October 20, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Ecuadorian national carrier TAME recently commenced its new passenger service to southern Florida when flight 562 landed at daybreak at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

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The USO Welcomes Traveling Servicemembers Through New York

Posted October 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

For many years, the options for a servicemember to relax in a lounge before or after a flight through the New York City airports were extremely limited. However, on September 17, 2014, that all changed for those soldiers traveling through John F. Kennedy International Airport. That day saw the opening of the United Service Organization (USO) […]

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La Guardia Airport, seen in 1948. Visible is the airport’s, now closed, “skywalk” observation deck. Accessed for 10 cents admission, it raised $150,000 in dimes in the first year alone. Photo from the Peter Black collection, in care of Jon Proctor.
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La Guardia Turns 75: An In-Depth Look at the Airport’s Distinguished History

Posted October 15, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.

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Southwest Airlines headquarters employees celebrate the end of the Wright Amendment at Dallas Love Field. (Photo: Southwest Airlines)
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More to Love: Southwest and Virgin America Launch New Service as Wright Amendment Ends

Posted October 14, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Southwest Airlines and Virgin America celebrated the inauguration of new non-stop service at Dallas Love Field on Monday as the Wright Amendment restrictions officially ended.

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The speed ring is highly visible on this 1932 Waco biplane, used by Texaco. (Photo by RuthAS)
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Posted October 9, 2014 by David J. Williams

Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.

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China Airlines Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777-300ER

Posted October 6, 2014 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

In a market already crowded with the 777-300, the key for China Airlines is its revolutionized interior, designed by highly acclaimed Taiwanese architect Ray Chen.

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China Eastern Airlines Updates its Fleet and its Look

Posted September 25, 2014 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

China Eastern Airlines took delivery of its first 777-300ER on Wednesday. NYCAviation was there to take a look at the airline’s new aircraft and new look.

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Spirit’s first flight out of Kansas City receives a dual water cannon salute. (Photo: Aaron Wright, KC Aviation Dept.(
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Flight Review: Experiencing Spirit’s “Bare Fare” Model Firsthand

Posted September 22, 2014 by JL Johnson

This article originally appeared on AirlineReporter.com. It’s true, people vehemently despise Spirit Airlines. Just the mention of the company elicits emotion-filled horror stories. Indeed they have a solid 1 out of 5 star rating on TripAdvisor, and they are frequently found at, or near, the top of various “worst airline” rankings. In direct contrast to […]

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A Runway Dream Comes True in Fort Lauderdale

Posted September 19, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

FLL has over the past few years become one of the fastest growing airports in the United States, and is celebrating the opening of a second runway.

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UN Week: New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year

Posted September 17, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Each September, the leaders of the world converge on New York City for what is known as UN Week. The many VIP aircraft that arrive during this time make this week a plane spotter’s paradise. Here is a look at where you should go to join in the fun and what you might see.

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Boeing and SpaceX Selected for NASA’s Next Human Spaceflight Program

Posted September 17, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

Late Tuesday afternoon, NASA announced the selection of Boeing and SpaceX as the two spacecraft providers for the Commercial Crew Program. Flights are expected to begin by the middle of 2017.

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SimpliFlying Awards Honor the Best Airlines in Social Media

Posted September 15, 2014 by Ben Granucci

The Annual SimpliFlying Awards for Social Media Excellence were held last Friday in Brooklyn, NY. Take a look at who was recognized and what they have done.

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Frontier’s New Livery: A Tribute to the Past, Present and Future

Posted September 9, 2014 by Sarina Houston

Frontier Airlines today unveiled a new livery that pays homage to its history, commitment to its customers and desire to move forward.

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The Detailed Changes of Southwest’s New Scheme and Their Historic Past Paints

Posted September 8, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Southwest Airlines unveiled a new livery and logo Monday morning as part of a rebranding effort being undertaken by the Dallas-based airline.

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Ryanair and Boeing to Launch New 737 MAX 200

Posted September 8, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Ryanair today announced that they will be the launch customer for the Boeing 737 MAX 200. The European low-cost carrier placed an order for 100 of the new variant.

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Private Aircraft Becomes Unresponsive Over US, Crashes Near Jamaica

Posted September 5, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A private aircraft that departed Rochester, New York, intending to land in Naples, Florida, crashes off of the coast of Jamaica after becoming unresponsive to air traffic control.

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Third Time Lucky – Flight Review of Etihad Airways Pearl Business Class

Posted September 4, 2014 by Jacob Pfleger

Having experienced Etihad first class (and perhaps less fortunate to experience its economy class), I had a chance to try its Pearl Business Class cabin.

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