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WATCH LIVE: Orion EFT-1 Launch Will Test Human Flight Into Deep Space

Posted December 4, 2014 by Sarina Houston

Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft, is set to launch atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 7:05 a.m. Watch it live!

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Orion atop Delta 4 Heavy Booster. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett
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Cool NASA Animation Beautifully Details Every Step of Orion’s First Launch!

Posted December 3, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

A cool animation details NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) mission, which will go farther than any human spacecraft has in the past 40 years.

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Boeing 747 Flies Once More From Minneapolis-St. Paul

Posted December 2, 2014 by Jeremy Dando

In November, Delta added two domestic MSP-ATL 747 flights on Thanksgiving weekend. Spotters took notice, and several booked a rare domestic date with the Queen.

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Frontier’s new A321s will look even better once they are adorned with their own special animal tail flashes. ©Airbus S.A.S. 2010 Computer Rendering by FIXION - GWLNSD
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Frontier Adds to the Herd with Order of Nine Airbus A321 Aircraft

Posted November 24, 2014 by David Lynn

Frontier Airlines is continuing their development into an ultra-low cost carrier with their order of nine Airbus A321 aircraft.

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Iconic Kennedy Space Center Countdown Clock seen here retires
NASA’s 135th and final shuttle mission takes flight on July 8, 2011 at 11:29 a.m. from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida bound for the ISS and the high frontier with Chris Ferguson as Space Shuttle Commander. Credit: Ken Kremer/kenkremer.com
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Iconic Kennedy Space Center Countdown Clock Retires

Posted November 21, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

Space enthusiasts say goodbye to Kennedy Space Center’s iconic Countdown Clock after years of poor weather and decades of unforgiving time have visibly taken their toll.

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Delta Air Lines Signs With Airbus For Fleet Renewal

Posted November 21, 2014 by Brandon Farris

Delta Air Lines has selected the A330-900neo and A350-900 for its future widebody fleet to replace its aging 747 and 767 aircraft.

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EXCLUSIVE: On the Flight Deck with 787 Test Pilot Heather Ross

Posted November 19, 2014 by Brandon Farris

NYCAviation goes behind the scenes to learn how a Boeing head test pilot views the success of the 787, pivotal moments during testing, and more.

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Comet 67P on 19 September 2014, as seen by Rosetta.
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Better than Bieber, Rosetta’s Comet Sings Strange, Seductive Song

Posted November 12, 2014 by Bob King at Universe Today

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing a song to the tune of frogs, purring and ping pong balls, and it’s beautiful.

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Seattle Museum of Flight Receives Boeing Dreamliner ZA003

Posted November 10, 2014 by Brandon Farris

More than 6000 people watched as the museum became the first in the world to receive and showcase Boeing’s newest state-of-the-art aircraft.

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JetBlue's latest special livery, Vets In Blue, arriving at JFK for the first time. Photo courtesy Jason Rabinowitz.
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Photos: JetBlue Honors Our Veterans With a Stunning New Special Livery

Posted November 10, 2014 by Ben Granucci

This morning, JetBlue officially unveiled their latest special livery, honoring the veterans of the US Armed Forces. We take a look at the new livery, along with the Airline’s other special liveries and tailfins.

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Officials from JetBlue, Customs and Border Protection, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation cut the ribbon on  the new T5i wing.
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JetBlue Celebrates JFK’s New T5i Extension for International Arrivals

Posted November 7, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Yesterday, JetBlue Airways celebrated the opening of a new T5i international arrivals area. NYCAviation was on hand to get a first-hand look at the new facility.

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New Photo of the American Airlines 787-8 and Why the Plane is a Big Deal

Posted November 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

There are just a few out there, but we have another exclusive American 787 photo! But what makes this one so special? We explain.

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A Lufthansa A-319 gets de-iced. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Aleksandr Martin
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How the Ice Fighting Technology on Your Plane Makes Winter Flying Safe

Posted November 6, 2014 by David J. Williams

Icing on baked goods is delicious. Icing on a plane can kill you. Unfortunately, many have died as a result, but the lessons learned have made preventive measures a piece of cake.

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Updated: Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes During Test Flight

Posted November 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Continuing coverage of the breakup and crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo in California’a Mojave Desert.

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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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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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