UPDATED 3:03pm EDT Virgin Galactic has reported via Twitter that their Spaceship Two aircraft crashed during a test flight today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo. WK2 landed safely. (2 of 4) — Virgin Galactic (@virgingalactic) October 31, 2014 Space Blogger ParabolicArc.com was present during […]
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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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) […]
On the 75th Anniversary of La Guardia Airport’s dedication, we take a deep look at its history in this heavily narrated photographic tour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Frontier Airlines today unveiled a new livery that pays homage to its history, commitment to its customers and desire to move forward.
Southwest Airlines unveiled a new livery and logo Monday morning as part of a rebranding effort being undertaken by the Dallas-based airline.
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.