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Transaero Airlines to Stuff 700 Passengers Into New A380s

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest carrier, has ordered four Airbus A380s in a deal worth about $1.5 billion based on list prices.

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VIDEO: LOT Polish Airlines 767 from Newark Makes Belly Landing in Warsaw

Posted November 1, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767 from Newark was forced to make a belly landing in Warsaw Tuesday morning due to problems extending its landing gear. No one was injured.

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Qantas Resumes Flights After Court Orders End to Shutdown

Posted October 31, 2011 by BNO News

Australian airline Qantas on Monday resumed all its domestic and international flights after a court ordered an immediate end to all industrial action which left tens of thousands of people stranded.

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UPDATED: Arik Air President Free, but Three Top Execs Arrested for Tax Evasion

Posted October 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Three of Arik Air’s airline’s top executives have been arrested in Nigeria after the company ran up an unpaid tax bill worth more than $21 million.

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Photos: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Completes First Revenue Flight for ANA

Posted October 26, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner completed its first money-making trip today, flying from Tokyo to Hong Kong on a special charter flight operated by launch customer All Nippon Airways.

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Air Pacific Orders Three New Airbus A330 Jets

Posted October 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Fiji-based Air Pacific has ordered three new Airbus A330-200 jets, the airline and the manufacturer announced Tuesday.

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Qatar Airways Announces Flights to Benghazi, Libya’s Former Rebel Capital

Posted October 25, 2011 by BNO News

Qatar Airways on Monday announced it will soon start regular flights to the Libyan port city of Benghazi, which served as the country’s rebel capital until they took over Tripoli earlier this year.

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines Receives First New Boeing 777-300ER

Posted October 24, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Friday took delivery of the first of four new Boeing 777-300ER widebody jets. It also marked Boeing’s 300th 777-300ER delivery.

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Steven Slater Sentenced to Probation Over Infamous JetBlue Meltdown

Posted October 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater was sentenced to one year of probation on Wednesday after completing a year of court-ordered counseling and substance abuse.

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Photos: TWA Flight Center Open House Attracts Hundreds

Posted October 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Hundreds of aviation enthusiasts, architecture fans, former TWA employees and a few NYCAviation’ers (including myself) spent a few hours exploring the TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport this past Sunday.

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Live Video: Watch ViaSat-1 Communications Satellite Launch from Kazkahstan

Posted October 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The world’s most powerful communications satellite ViaSat-1 is scheduled to launch atop a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:48 pm ET.

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American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in San Antonio Due to Possible Fire

Posted October 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

An American Airlines MD-83 landed safely in San Antonio Wednesday afternoon after reports of a fire in flight.

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SkyWest Fined $160,000 for Operating Delta Flights with Bad Weight and Balance Data

Posted October 19, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The FAA on Wednesday proposed a $160,000 fine against SkyWest for operating several flights with incorrect weight, balance, cargo and baggage load data.

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Alaska Airlines Offers Free Checked Bags to Alaskans

Posted October 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Alaska Airlines on Tuesday announced the launch of a discount program for residents of the state of Alaska, featuring free checked baggage for members and other perks.

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JetBlue CFO Ed Barnes Resigns

Posted October 18, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue Airways announced Tuesday evening that the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Ed Barnes, had resigned. The New York-based airline did not share a reason behind the resignation.

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Photos: China Southern Airlines Receives First Airbus A380 Superjumbo

Posted October 14, 2011 by NYCA Admin

In an elaborate ceremony featuring dancers and music Friday morning, China Southern Airlines took delivery of their first Airbus A380.

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How US Airways Gave Up on LaGuardia

Posted October 14, 2011 by Edward Russell

The US Airways terminal at LaGuardia can be eerily quiet these days. Once home to the largest airline operation at the airport, the once bustling corridors are now dominated by US Airways Express flights to regional destinations operated, but those corridors won’t be quiet for long.

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Airline With Abysmal Safety Record Crashes Another Plane in Papua New Guinea, 28 Killed

Posted October 13, 2011 by NYCA Admin

An Airlines PNG plane crashed into dense forest and burst into flames near the northeastern coast of Papua New Guinea Friday evening, reportedly killing 28 people.

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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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Boeing Quietly Delivers Their Largest Plane Ever as Cargolux Takes First 747-8F

Posted October 13, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Weeks after Cargolux left Boeing officials red-faced with a last-minute decision nixing delivery of the first 747-8 Freighter, the Luxembourg-based freight hauler flew the plane home on Wednesday with no fanfare whatsoever.

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