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EXCLUSIVE: How Malaysia Airlines Can Survive Beyond 2014

Posted July 21, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

Despite years of financial losses and two Boeing 777 crashes, Malaysia Airlines could choose to rebound as a stronger company.

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“The Why” Behind Accidental Door Slide Deployments

Posted July 9, 2014 by Patrick Smith

An Emergency Slide Inflated into the Cabin of a United Airlines 737. What Went Wrong? Plus: Evacuation Etiquette, and Everything You Need to Know About Doors.

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British Airways Launches 787 Service to PHL

Posted July 7, 2014 by William Rizzo

On July 1, British Airways introduced Boeing 787 service into Philadelphia International Airport with Flight 69V, the 2nd of two daily nonstops from London Heathrow.

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Delta Flight Museum Goes Back to the Future

Posted June 19, 2014 by Brian Stevenson

On June 17, Delta Air Lines reopened its flight museum after approximately six months of closure for renovations, but the airline made it well worth the wait.

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PREVIEW: JetBlue Introduces Mint

Posted June 11, 2014 by Douglas Wint

Prior to the launch of Mint service on June 15, JetBlue gave NYC Aviation a peek of the Mint cabin on its new Airbus A321 (N923JB – “It’s Mint To Be”). It represents a dramatic shift from the norm for the traditionally egalitarian airline.

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JetBlue Awarded Tenth Consecutive Customer Satisfaction Award

Posted May 14, 2014 by Adam Sheinhaus

JetBlue has been rewarded with its tenth consecutive Customer Satisfaction Award among low-cost carriers by JD Power.

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American to Add Eight New Routes in the Midwest

Posted May 5, 2014 by Adam Sheinhaus

American Airlines and US Airways’ consolidation continues as American today announced the addition of new routes linking small and medium sized Midwest cities to its hubs.

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Azul Announces Flights to United States on Airbus A330s and A350s

Posted April 23, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Brazilian Azul Airlines has announced plans to obtain Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft and operate them to the United States beginning in early 2015.

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BREAKING: JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

Posted April 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

By an overwhelming 71% majority, JetBlue Airway’s more than 2500 pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation’s largest union for pilots.

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Donated FedEx Boeing 727 Arrives In Ft. Lauderdale

Posted April 3, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

NYCAviation was on hand as FedEx Express handed over one of their retired 727-200s to Broward County, FL for use as a trainer.

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Boeing and Air Canada finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead Air Canada’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, with a list price of $6.5 billion, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s, 28 737 MAX 9s, plus 18 options and 30 rights to purchase 737 MAXs. Pictured here are 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 in Air Canada livery. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)
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Air Canada to Renew Its Fleet With the Boeing 737 MAX

Posted April 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

In a public announcement this morning, Boeing announced Air Canada has signed an order to purchase 61 737 MAX aircraft, and choosing Boeing as its partner to overhaul its single-aisle fleet of aircraft.

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BREAKING: North American Airlines Clings to Life, To Continue Flying…For Now

Posted March 31, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

North American Airlines has announced plans to attempt to keep two aircraft flying, even as parent company Global Aviation Holdings is liquidated.

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BREAKING: World Airways Immediately Shutting Down

Posted March 27, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Following on the heels of competitor Evergreen International Airlines, World Airways CEO John Graber announced earlier today that World will cease operations immediately.

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BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Was Intentionally Flown Off-Course

Posted March 15, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

In a press conference, Malaysian PM Najib Razak confirmed that recent discoveries left no doubt that Malaysian Airlines flight 370 was hijacked.

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Vietnamese military searchers took this photo showing what was initially believed to have been wreckage of Malaysia Airlines 370. The debris was later proven to be from a different source.
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The Continuing Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Posted March 14, 2014 by Patrick Smith

People keep asking “how can a plane simply disappear?” It’s an idea that doesn’t seem to compute in an age of instant and total connectivity.

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JetBlue Brings New Flights and Help to Motown

Posted March 11, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

JetBlue launched new service to Detroit while also making a big donation to a school in Detroit’s inner city. NYCAviation was there to chronicle the dual festivities.

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Cathay Pacific Adds More NYC Flights With Service to Newark

Posted March 5, 2014 by Douglas Wint

Cathay Pacific Airways launched it new daily flight between Hong Kong and Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday March 1, 2014. NYCAviation was there to watch the festivities as the Asian air carrier began its fifth daily flight to the New York City area.

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Checking in on Norwegian Air Shuttle at Ft. Lauderdale

Posted February 28, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence checks back in with Norwegian Air Shuttle to see how things are going with their Ft. Lauderdale operation.

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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part One

Posted February 17, 2014 by John Steffen

NYCAviation explores significant changes in 2014 in how the FAA and airlines address — and conquer — the problem of pilot fatigue.

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Valentine’s Day Flowers Travel the Globe on American Airlines

Posted January 30, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

It will soon be that special time of year again when cargo containers laden with mass amounts of flowers are transported around the world on many cargo and commercial carriers. NYCAviation visited with American Airlines to sniff out the answers to questions about the floral transportation business.

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