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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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Kenya Airways to Lease Two Boeing 777-300ER Aircraft from GECAS

Posted October 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Kenya Airways announced Wednesday that it will acquire two new Boeing 777-300ER jets from GE Capital Aviation Services on a 12 year lease.

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Japan Airlines Has a New ‘Nature’ Jet

Posted October 12, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Japan Airlines has repainted one of its domestic-use Boeing 777-200s to promote the company’s support of preservation-minded causes.

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Qantas Orders 110 New Airbus A320 Jets

Posted October 7, 2011 by BNO News

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Thursday announced that it has finalized a multi-billion contract with Australian airline Qantas for 110 A320 family aircraft.

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Arik Air Orders Two Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Airliners

Posted October 7, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Nigeria’s Arik Air and Boeing on Thursday announced an order for two 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft, worth $635 million at list prices, becoming the first African airline to order the newest version of the iconic airliner

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Ethiopian Airlines Orders Four Boeing 777 Freighters

Posted October 5, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing have announced an order of four Boeing 777 Freighters worth $1.1 billion at list prices.

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The New Geography of Hubs

Posted October 5, 2011 by Edward Russell

US airlines have cut costs, slashed workforces and, largely, evolved to fee-based revenue models. But one of the biggest, and sometimes overlooked, changes was the consolidation and retrenchment of hub airports since 2000. While not unsurprising, the shift has created a whole new geography of hubs.

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Greece Flights Canceled Ahead of Air Traffic Controllers Strike Wednesday October 5

Posted October 3, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Airlines serving Greece have canceled some or all flights on Wednesday, Oct. 5th, in preparation for a nationwide, 24-hour strike scheduled for civil workers.

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Avianova Ends Service Barely a Year After Producing Greatest Airline Commercial Ever

Posted October 3, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Russian low-cost carrier Avianova ended all flights Monday and will soon file for bankruptcy after U.S.-based Indigo Partners pulled funding from the two-year-old airline.

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Photos: The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Assembly Line

Posted October 1, 2011 by Brandon Farris

Here are some closeups from a rare cameras-allowed tour of Boeing’s Everett, Wash. 787 factory, including the first 787 for United Airlines.

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Airline Ordered to Rehire Pilot Fired for Sex With Flight Attendant

Posted September 30, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Court of Appeal in New Zealand has ruled in favor of an Air Nelson pilot who had sex with a flight attendant during an unscheduled stopover in 2008.

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