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Could Runway Closures Mean A Summer of Misery at JFK?

Posted February 26, 2015 by Ben Granucci

Beginning Sunday, JFK will have 1 runway closed and another shortened until late September. Find out why this is happening and what it means for travelers.

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A UAS for inspecting powerlines. Image courtesy CSIRO.
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FAA Proposes Rules For Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System Operations

Posted February 15, 2015 by Ben Granucci

At a press conference on Sunday, the FAA announced the long-awaited proposed rules for commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Here’s what drone operators can expect.

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Last Ride on the Seven Six Two: US Airways Retires the Boeing 767

Posted February 14, 2015 by Justin Cederholm

This week US Airways retired its last Boeing 767-200 after 25 years of service. NYCAviation was aboard the ceremonial final flight.

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On the Wings of Giants: Airbus Banks on the Beluga

Posted February 3, 2015 by Paul Thompson

Throughout Airbus’ first two decades in the business, its competitors at Boeing would joke that “Every Airbus is delivered on the wings of a Boeing.”

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Continuous Coverage: Blizzard of 2015

Posted January 27, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

Major blizzard hitting the northeast, we will keep you posted with status reports and forecasts for weather, airports and flights!

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People line up at the ever-popular “Windsock” at Paine Field – the 767-2C is just about to begin its maiden flight. (Photo: Mal Muir | AirlineReporter.com)
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First Boeing 767-2C Takes Flight – First Step Towards the KC-46A

Posted January 22, 2015 by Malcom Muir

The first Boeing 767-2C, the prototype that will lead to the beginning of the KC-46 tanker program, recently made its first flight.

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Solar Impulse Unveils Details of Round-The-World Flight

Posted January 21, 2015 by Ben Granucci

Solar Impulse recently announced the route for this year’s around the world flight. Find out if it will be coming to an airport near you!

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Official pose prior to the ceremonial ribbon cutting for the Terminal 4B extension. (Photo: Douglas Wint).
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Delta Completes Second Phase of JFK Expansion

Posted January 14, 2015 by Douglas Wint

Delta Air Lines has unveiled the second phase of their expansion of JFK’s Terminal 4.

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Air China's new Boeing 747-8i on short final at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Photo courtesy Jason Rabinowitz
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PHOTOS: Air China’s 747-8i Lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Posted January 9, 2015 by Ben Granucci

Air China’s new Boeing 747-8i arrived at JFK for the first time on Wednesday, and we’ve got photos of its first arrival!

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PK-AXC, the missing Indonesia AirAsia A320. Photo courtesy Aero Icarus, via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
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Developing: Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 Crashes South of Borneo

Posted December 27, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501, an Airbus A320, has crashed in the Java Sea, southwest of Borneo.

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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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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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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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