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Amerijet B727-200 (N495AJ) taxiing out for a runway 9 departure in Miami in the last light of day.
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Amerijet Receives First of Two Boeing 767 Freighters

Posted March 4, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Miami-based Amerijet has leased its first two wide body freighters to compliment its fleet of Boeing 727s.

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Val Kilmer as Iceman on Saturday Night Live
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Iceman: The Later Years

Posted September 22, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Left without a bird to fly after the Navy retired the F-14 in 2006, Iceman sought greener pastures in the airline business.

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GECAS Orders 100 New Aircraft at Farnborugh 2010: 40 Boeing 737-800s and 60 Airbus A320s

Posted July 19, 2010 by BNO News

GE Capital Aviation Services on Monday announced an order for 40 Next-Generation 737-800s for approximately $3 billion, and an order for 60 Airbus A320s with a list price of $4.9 billion.

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United Airlines Twitter Account Hacked

Posted February 26, 2010 by NYCA Admin

It appears United Airlines’ Twitter account was hacked early Friday morning. Or not…

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Monday Marks Last Day of American Airlines A300 Service

Posted August 23, 2009 by NYCA Admin

The last ever scheduled flight of an American Airlines Airbus A300 will be operated on Monday, August 24th. (Updated 8/26)

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Richard Martin's broken bike.
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American Airlines Breaks Bikes

Posted June 8, 2010 by NYCA Admin

What recourse do you have when an airline destroys your $1,800 bicycle and screws up your long-planned vacation? According to American Airlines, nothing.

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The "enhanced centerline" and other safeguards on taxiway Z short of runway 31L at JFK. How many safeguards do YOU see here? Leave a comment with your answer, I'll revisit the topic sometime soon.
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Hold Short(comings)

Posted July 29, 2009 by Brian Futterman

In light of recent developments meant to enhance situational awareness and aviation safety on the ground, Brian Futterman discusses the nature of runway incursions and challenges the merits of adding to existing technology instead of developing it anew.

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My first shot was shot in monochromatic mode. Just one of the settings I forgot to change before starting to shoot.
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Photo Phail

Posted September 3, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Phil Derner shares a somewhat challenging planespotting experience. Aside from not being able to control the aircraft themselves, photographers must fend with weather, runways, road traffic and camera settings. Maybe he should have stayed in bed.

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Artist's rendering of an American Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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American 787 Renderings Revealed

Posted July 9, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

We’re still a few years away from seeing American Airlines 787s in the flesh, but NYCAviation has obtained several new renderings of what they may look like once they are finally delivered.

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Passenger Plane Carrying 152 Passengers Crashes in Islamabad

Posted July 28, 2010 by BNO News

A passenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Islamabad on Wednesday, killing everyone on board, local media reported.

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A Beechcraft 58 Baron similar to this one crashed in Michigan yesterday, killing 4 of the 5 occupants. (Photo by Tom Turner)
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Boy Survives Small Plane Crash That Killed Four

Posted July 14, 2010 by BNO News

Four people were killed on Tuesday afternoon when a Beechcraft 58 aircraft went down shortly after 5 p.m. local time yesterday when it was attempting to take off from Mackinac County Airport in Michigan.

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American Eagle Launches New Flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Columbus, Ga. and Cheyenne, Wyo.

Posted July 15, 2010 by BNO News

American Eagle Airlines on Thursday began twice-daily, nonstop jet service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Columbus Metropolitan Airport (CSG) in Georgia and Cheyenne Regional Airport (CYS) in Wyoming.

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Embraer Deliveries Up, Order Backlog Shrinks in Second Quarter

Posted July 9, 2010 by BNO News

During the second quarter of 2010, Embraer delivered 69 jets to the airline and executive jets segments, 15 more than the same period last year, the company said on Thursday.

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Port Authority Grounds its Police Helicopters

Posted July 17, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates all three of the New York City-area’s major airports, among other major transportation properties, has grounded its fleet of two helicopters, citing lack of usefulness and cost concerns.

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Photos: Boeing 747-8F Begins Taxi Tests

Posted February 6, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Boeing today commenced taxi testing of their new 747-8 Freighter in preparation for her first flight.

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The Logbook: Delta, Delta, and More Delta

Posted December 2, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s daily digest, Delta adds service, cuts service and looks to start a new codeshare. Meanwhile, Kingfisher accidentally squawks a hijack and Jet Airways toys with a plane full of passengers.

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The Logbook

Posted November 17, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s daily digest, NTSB Chair rips the media a new APU, an Iran Air A300 goes off the runway in Tehran, a Scottish man acts up and diverts a US Airways flight, and more…

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(Photo by David Lilienthal)
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SPY PHOTOS: SunExpress New Livery Revealed

Posted April 15, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

World’s first photos of a new livery for SunExpress 737s.

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The Airbus A380 passes the Prudential Building in Boston while approaching Runway 33L. (Photo by Mark Garfinkel)
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PHOTOS: Airbus Sneaks A380 Into Boston

Posted February 8, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

An Airbus A380 made a surprise visit to Boston Logan Airport today for proving runs, the first visit for the type. Great coverage was still obtained thanks to Matt Tomlin and Mark Garfinkel, who were on the scene as the US gets another A380-airport under its belt.

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The Logbook

Posted November 12, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s daily digest, Mike Tyson gets arrested for boxing, Midwest adds SFO and RDU, Trump’s 727 is for sale, British Airways merger with Iberia, a JetLink Air CRJ hits a terminal in Rwanada, Hawaiian’s 80th anniversary and more!

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