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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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A Day of Passenger-Facing Changes at American Airlines and US Airways

Posted January 7, 2014 by Ben Granucci

January 7th 2014 was a day of many changes for American Airlines and US Airways, as the airlines began rolling out their unified passenger experience. Menawhile, American Airlines launches its new Airbus A321 service between New York and Los Angeles.

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Delta Connection Jet Slides Off Taxiway at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Posted January 5, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Icy surfaces at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport caused a Delta Connection CRJ-200 to slide off a taxiway after landing. The icy conditions also caused a temporary shutdown of the airport.

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UPDATE x2: Will They Stay or Will They Go? The Saga of Evergreen International Airlines

Posted January 2, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Multiple published reports have indicated that Evergreen International Airlines will be shutting down its operations at the end of the month. At least publicly however, Evergreen states that the rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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Cathay Pacific Becomes First Asian Airline to order 777X

Posted December 23, 2013 by Adam Sheinhaus

On Friday, Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced an order for 21 of the manufacturers new 777-9X aircraft. With the order, Cathay Pacific becomes the first airline in Asia to order the new type.

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American Airlines Unveils its New Airbus A321 Transcontinental

Posted December 18, 2013 by Douglas Wint and Mark Hsiung

Big changes are happening at American Airlines. We go behind the scenes to preview its first Airbus A321 Transcontinental (A321T) scheduled to begin revenue service in January 2014.

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Aerolineas Argentinas Makes A Triumphant Return to JFK

Posted December 16, 2013 by Eric Dunetz

On Monday morning, Aerolineas Argentinas resumed its service to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport after a 5 year break. The service will operate daily using Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

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In With a Bang: American Places Large Regional Jet Order

Posted December 12, 2013 by Ben Granucci

On Thursday morning, American Airlines Group announced that they had ordered 90 large regional jets with options for an additional 130. The orders will be split between Embraer S.A. of Brazil and Bombardier, Inc. of Canada, and are expected to replace the 44- and 50- seat regional jets currently operating under the American Eagle brand.

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EMERGING DETAILS: American’s Tim Ahern Talks About the New American Airlines

Posted December 9, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

Fresh from this morning’s close of the American Airlines / US Airways Merger, American Airlines Group’s vice president of gateways and hub coordination, Tim Ahern, spoke with NYCAviation about the impact of the merger on both consumers and employees.

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BREAKING: American Airlines and US Airways Close Merger, Create Worlds Largest Airline

Posted December 9, 2013 by Ken McQuillan

In Dallas early Monday morning, officials from AMR Corporation and US Airways formally finalized the merger of the two carriers, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The merged carriers have, with the stroke of a pen, become the largest airline in the world.

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A SkyWest CRJ-700 takes off in front of a taxiing Delta Airbus. Photo courtsey Flickr Creative Commons user redlegsfan21.
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Alaska Airlines Announces New Flights into Delta’s Hub

Posted December 6, 2013 by Douglas Wint

Alaska Airlines Group has announced an expansion of their service from Delta Air Lines’ western hub to four west coast destinations.

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Indigo Partners Buys Frontier Airlines

Posted December 5, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

Private investor group Indigo partners has finalized its purchase of Denver-based Frontier Airlines.

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Video: WestJet Introduces New Disney-Themed 737

Posted December 3, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

WestJet unveiled the “Magic Plane”, a Disney-themed 737-800.

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South Florida Welcomes First Boeing 787 Service to the Region

Posted December 2, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

On Friday, November 29th, Norwegian Air Shuttle began its 787 service between Fort Lauderdale FL and 3 Scandinavian cities. This new service marks the first year-round scheduled service to Europe from Fort Lauderdale, and comes as a part of the European low cost carrier’s expansion into several US markets.

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Judge Approves AMR Exit from Bankruptcy

Posted November 27, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

In a New York City courtroom Wednesday morning, a Federal Bankruptcy judge cleared American Airlines parent AMR to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The judge’s actions cleared all remaining legal obstacles to the merger of US Airways and American Airlines.

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Commentary: Why Did a B747 DreamLifter Land at Jabara?

Posted November 22, 2013 by Justin Schlechter

Many people wonder how this could happen, given the advanced avionics coupled with the impressive training all 747 pilots receive. This is a difficult question to answer, but consider these facts: it wasn’t the first time this has happened, as commercial flights have landed at incorrect destinations in the past. If history repeats itself, an errant landing will almost certainly happen again.

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UPDATED x2: 2013 Dubai Airshow Order Roundup

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Within hours of opening, the 2013 Dubai Airshow had already seen multiple aircraft order records broken. But just who ordered all of those planes and what did they get for their billions?

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Record-Breaking Launch for Boeing’s New 777X

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Boeing launched the 777X series on Sunday morning with a total of 259 orders and commitments from 4 airlines. The new airplane will build upon the success of the current 777 series by using new, more efficient engines and wings in addition to other improvements.

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BREAKING: Settlement Agreement in American/US Airways Merger

Posted November 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.

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BREAKING: Global Aviation Holdings Enters Bankruptcy (Again)

Posted November 12, 2013 by Eric McKirdy

Citing a global decline in demand for its chartered cargo and passenger transport services, NYC Aviation has learned Georgia-based Global Aviation Holdings tonight filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

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