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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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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers prepared remarks to media in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:30 AM EDT.
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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's first flight into Detroit receives a water cannon salute at the gate.
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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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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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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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A Delta Connection CRJ-200. Photo courtesy Flickr Creative Commons user redlegsfan21.
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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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An Evergreen 747-400 flies off into the sunset. Photo by Mark Szemberski
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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' newest addition to the fleet parked at JFK's Gate 46. (Photo by the author)
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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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American Airlines Group CEO Doug Parker (right) and outgoing Chairman Tom Horton.
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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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