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Delta, Air France KLM and Alitalia Slash Service Citing High Fuel Costs

Posted May 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines, Air France KLM, and Alitalia have announced a year-over-year 7 to 9 percent reduction in trans-Atlantic passenger capacity this fall as the airlines respond to a significant increase in jet fuel prices and fluctuating seasonal demand.

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Video: Ridiculously Great Cockpit Footage Aboard an Airbus A320

Posted January 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Amazing angles from the flightdeck of an Airbus A320 flying around Brazil.

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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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American Airlines Continues Fleet Renewal With Airbus A319 Delivery

Posted July 23, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Tuesday in Hamburg, Germany, American Airlines took delivery of their first 128 seat Airbus A319. The A319 is the second new aircraft to be introduced to American’s fleet in recent months, adding to the Boeing 777-300ER. American placed a large order for A320 family aircraft in 2011, and will see a total of 15 […]

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Qantas Begins Flights Between Sydney and Dallas, Longest 747 Route Ever

Posted May 16, 2011 by Brandon Farris

Qantas commenced its latest route on Sunday, connecting Sydney to Dallas Ft. Worth. At nearly 7500 nautical miles, it is the longest regularly scheduled 747 route ever operated.

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One American 757 lands at St. Maarten while another taxis for departure. (Photo by Mario J. Craig)
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American Airlines Baggage Handlers Took Apart Planes to Hide Drugs

Posted October 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A former American Airlines baggage handler was sentenced to three life sentences for running a drug smuggling ring out of JFK.

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Delta’s New iPad App Shows Off The World Below Your Plane

Posted January 14, 2013 by NYCA Admin

Glass Bottom Jet allows users aboard Delta’s wifi equipped planes to watch the ground pass below as they speed through the sky.

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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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A World Airways Boeing 747. (Photo courtesy of Global Aviation)
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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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JetBlue to Launch Fifth Dominican Destination: La Romana

Posted May 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue announced Wednesday that it would begin service from New York to La Romana International Airport (LRM) in the Dominican Republic starting this November.

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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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Continental Found ‘Criminally Responsible’ for Air France Concorde Crash

Posted December 6, 2010 by BNO News

Continental Airlines was found “criminally responsible” for the crash of Air France Flight 4590, the Paris Concorde disaster which killed all 109 on board.

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Bolivian Pastor Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for 2009 Aeromexico Hijacking

Posted May 20, 2011 by BNO News

Mexican authorities on Thursday announced that a Bolivian pastor was sentenced to over seven years in prison for the hijacking of Aeromexico Flight 576 in 2009.

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Photos: First United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Emerges From Factory

Posted October 13, 2011 by NYCA Admin

United Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner rolled out of the factory fully assembled early Thursday morning, enroute to becoming the first Dreamliner delivered to a U.S. carrier in early 2012.

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The Detailed Changes of Southwest’s New Scheme and Their Historic Past Paints

Posted September 8, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Southwest Airlines unveiled a new livery and logo Monday morning as part of a rebranding effort being undertaken by the Dallas-based airline.

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PHOTOS: United Airlines Reveals Retro “Friend Ship” Livery

Posted April 6, 2011 by David Parker Brown

In celebration of their 85th birthday, United Airlines unveiled an Airbus A320 painted in their classic “Friend Ship” livery at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

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HNL-RFD = 4181 miles. RFD-STN = 4001 miles. 20 hours on a 767 = Priceless.
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Mokulele’s Honolulu-Rockford-London Service is Really Happening

Posted January 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Using a chartered Boeing 767, Hawaiian island hopper Mokulele Airlines has secured government approval to operate one of the more unique long-haul routes in recent memory.

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American Airlines Merger With US Airways a Done Deal, If Domain Name Purchases to Be Believed

Posted March 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A merger between American Airlines and US Airways could be all but a done deal, based on some recent web domain name purchases.

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American Airlines to Update Fleet with 250 New Planes: Report

Posted June 30, 2011 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines is in negotiations with Boeing and Airbus to purchase at least 250 new narrowbody jets, according to a Wall Street Journal Report.

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Drunk Passenger Uses 11-Year-Old Girl as Urinal While Another Man Pukes on Grossest JetBlue Flight Ever

Posted August 11, 2011 by NYCA Admin

About 150 JetBlue passengers experienced perhaps the most disgusting flight ever when a drunk 18-year-old urinated on a young girl and then another man vomited on himself.

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