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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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Airport News

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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Editorials

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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Airline News

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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Airline News

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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No More Helicopter Tours? New York and New Jersey Officials Seek a Ban

Posted September 3, 2014 by Nate Anderson

Sightseeing helicopter tours are an increasingly popular attraction for NYC tourists. However they have also become increasingly unpopular among local residents and politicians, who are calling for them to be banned.

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Werner Franz, Last Surviving Hindenburg Crew Member, Has Died

Posted August 29, 2014 by Dan Grossman

The last surviving crewmember from the Hindenburg Disaster has died at the age of 92. He was just days shy of his 15th birthday when the airship crashed.

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Manufacturer News

Boeing Announces Substantial Order From BOC Aviation

Posted August 25, 2014 by Steven Paduchak

Chicago-based Boeing today announced its latest order from BOC Aviation. The order from Boeing consists of 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range).

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Enthusiast News

Throwback Thursday: #AvGeek Review: The New “Airplane Repo”

Posted August 21, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

We revisit our review of last year’s premier of Airplane Repo. The new season premiers this Friday night.

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AvGeeks Celebrate National Aviation Day!

Posted August 19, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

Celebrate National Aviation Day with us by using the hashtag #AvDay to tell us what aviation means to you!

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Rise of the Independence at Space Center Houston

Posted August 15, 2014 by Shannon D. Moore

As hundreds of onlookers watched, the 171,860 pound (86 ton) space shuttle Independence replica gently rose off its mobile transporter and onto the the NASA905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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Airline News

Cathay Pacific Bids Farewell to the 747 at SFO

Posted August 15, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

Cathay Pacific bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies, and looks forward to the future with replacements from Boeing and Airbus.

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Delta Air Lines Moves LGA-BOS Shuttle Flights to Terminal C

Posted August 14, 2014 by Nate Anderson

Delta Air Lines today announced that the New York operations of its Delta Shuttle flights to Boston Logan will move from LaGuardia’s Marine Air Terminal to Terminal C beginning November 2.

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Perfect Weather On Tap For This Weekend’s Greenwood Lake Airshow

Posted August 14, 2014 by Scott Snorteland

The 2014 Greenwood Lake Airshow is happening this weekend in West Milford, NJ. Airshow correspondant Scott Snorteland tells us what to expect at the show.

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Space News

LIVE: Watch “Rise of Independence,” Space Shuttle Raised Onto 747 in Houston

Posted August 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Watch live as the space shuttle replica Independence is raised and mounted onto the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft at Johnson Space Center.

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