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Manufacturer News

Bombardier Lands First US C-Series Customer with Delta Order

Posted April 28, 2016 by Stephanie Gehman

Delta Air Lines has committed to purchasing 75 aircraft to add to its fleet from the manufacturer, along with the option for an additional 50.

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Aviation News

JetBlue Receives First A321 Assembled In The United States

Posted April 28, 2016 by Eric Dunetz

NYCAviation was on hand in Mobile, Alabama earlier this week for the first delivery of an A320 Family aircraft assembled in the United States.

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Aviation News

West Coast Powerhouse: Alaska Airlines To Buy Virgin America

Posted April 4, 2016 by Stephanie Gehman

Early Monday morning, Alaska Airlines announced its intention to buy Virgin America in a cash purchase totaling $2.6 billion USD.

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Crashes

Photos & Video: La Guardia Circa 1947 Teaches of Airport’s Additional Runways & United DC-4 Crash

Posted February 25, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

Old school LGA video gives the chance for a to learn about the crash of United Flight 521 and President Truman’s Air Force One.

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Enthusiast News

The Quest for Eddie

Posted February 22, 2016 by Mark Lawrence

Late last week, the newest incarnation of Iron Maiden’s “Ed Force One” touched down in Fort Lauderdale. Staff member Mark Lawrence was there for the arrival.

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Airline News

National Airlines Announces Scheduled Service Between Long Island and Puerto Rico

Posted February 19, 2016 by Phil Derner Jr.

As part of their recently announced dive into scheduled service, National Airlines has announced passenger service from Islip Airport to two airports in Puerto Rico.

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Government News

NASA 905 Spreads Her Wings in New Texas Exhibit

Posted January 27, 2016 by Nathan Moeller

After a two-night roll through the streets in April 2014, NASA 905 was reassembled at Space Center Houston and mated with a full-scale orbiter mockup.

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Aviation News

Why An FAA Rule Change Won’t Stop Student Pilots

Posted January 22, 2016 by Erika Armstrong

Aviation medical examiners will no longer issue student pilot certificates under a new rule adopted by the FAA. Unlike the old rules, starting on April 1 (yes, April Fool’s Day), these new certificates will never expire and students will receive hard plastic certificates, separate from their medical certificate. Currently, a student pilot obtains a combination […]

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Airline News

Qatar Airways Begins Scheduled Service to Philadelphia with the A350

Posted January 5, 2016 by William Rizzo

Wearing the livery of Qatar Airways, the first Airbus A350 XWB to begin scheduled service to the United States landed at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on the morning of Friday, January 1st. Flight 727 arrived in Philadelphia on time after a nonstop flight from Doha International Airport (DOH). After three hours on the ground, it took to […]

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Airline News

EVA Air Continues US Growth with Daylight JFK Service

Posted December 22, 2015 by Gordon Gebert, Jr.

EVA Air continues its US expansion with additional flights to JFK.

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Airline News

PHOTOS: Qatar Airways brings the A350-900XWB to JFK

Posted December 9, 2015 by Ben Granucci

On Tuesday, December 8, John F. Kennedy International Airport played host to the first commercial A350 flight to arrive anywhere in North America.

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The 1,000mph Business Jet Might Actually Happen

Posted December 4, 2015 by Paul Thompson

The Aerion AS2, known as the “Concorde of Business Jets,” has been bolstered by an order of 20 aircraft from FlexJet which was announced at NBAA in Las Vegas recently.

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PHOTOS: The Three Remaining WB-57Fs Take Flight Over Houston

Posted November 25, 2015 by Nathan Moeller

Residents of Houston Texas were given a rare treat last Thursday: A formation flight by the only three remaining airworthy B-57s, NASA’s WB-57Fs.

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Airline News

Captain: A Double-Edged Sword

Posted November 16, 2015 by Erika Armstrong

By the simple act of firing one of their own for keeping passengers alive, they have brought the wrath of an entire industry into an incident which wouldn’t normally get a second look.

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Airline News

A Double Dream: Qatar Airways Takes Home Two New 787s

Posted November 6, 2015 by Mark Lawrence

Qatar Airways took delivery of 2 787-8 Dreamliners recently in Everett, WA, and NYCAviation was there for the festivities!

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What It Is Like To Work For An Airline As An #Avgeek

Posted October 8, 2015 by Gordon Gebert, Jr.

What is it like going from being a lifelong #avgeek to actually making it your profession? Gordon Gebert takes us through his transition.

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Crashes

After 37 Years, Remembering the Horrors and Sacrifices of PSA Flight 182

Posted September 22, 2015 by Phil Derner Jr.

It has been 37 years since San Diego residents and the viewing public endured the crash of PSA Flight 182, and the tragic events from that 1978 day are not forgotten.

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Editorials

New York’s Greatest Plane Spotting Week of the Year Returns for 2015

Posted September 17, 2015 by Ben Granucci

It’s almost time again for New York City’s greatest plane spotting week of the year. UN Week is a little later than usual this year, but promises to be just as exciting.

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Airline News

Developing: Smisek Out Amidst United Airlines Management Shakeup

Posted September 8, 2015 by NYCAviation Staff

After the close of the markets on Tuesday, United Airlines announced a major shakeup in its executive ranks. The airline’s CEO Jeff Smisek is out, along with a pair of vice presidents.

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Aviation News

Aeroflot to Purchase Transaero

Posted September 2, 2015 by Gordon Gebert, Jr.

Russia’s largest carrier, Aeroflot, has announced it will purchase the country’s second largest carrier in a deal worth 1 Ruble.

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