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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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Boeing Delivers First 737-900ER to Somon Air of Tajikistan

Posted September 30, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Somon Air this week became the first Central Asian airline to own and operate a Boeing 737 fitted with the Boeing Sky Interior.

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Photos: First Boeing 787 Delivery Takes Off Into History

Posted September 28, 2011 by David Lilienthal

Boeing wrapped up three days of events celebrating the first delivery of their new 787 Dreamliner Tuesday morning when Airplane 8, officially delivered to launch customer All Nippon Airways the day before, departed Paine Field for Tokyo Haneda.

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Photos: Delivery Ceremony for First ANA Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Posted September 27, 2011 by Brandon Farris

In a long-awaited event held Monday morning, All Nippon Airways (ANA) was handed the ceremonial keys to its new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the first to be delivered.

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Boeing and ANA Kickoff 787 Dreamliner Delivery Event

Posted September 25, 2011 by Brandon Farris

Boeing kicked off Boeing 787 delivery events with several press conferences on Sunday ahead of the actual delivery to launch carrier All Nippon Airlines (ANA) set for Tuesday morning.

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Mount Everest Tour Plane Crashes in Nepal, Killing All 19 On Board

Posted September 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Buddha Air Beechcraft 1900D carrying 19 people crashed on approach to Kathmandu Sunday morning.

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Photos: Virgin America and Hugh Jackman Unveil Real Steel Movie Plane

Posted September 23, 2011 by Stephen Shrank

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman was on-hand at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning to unveil a newly painted Virgin America Airbus A320 decorated and renamed in honor of the new Dreamworks Pictures film, Real Steel.

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Delivery Flight Adventure: Onboard RwandAir’s First New 737 from Seattle to East Africa

Posted September 23, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Given the horrors of its not-so-distant past, Rwanda seems like an unlikely country to be buying brand new airliners. But the now stable nation is betting big on aviation for its economic development. NYCAviation had the rare opportunity to accompany RwandAir’s first new Boeing from the factory to its new home.

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Delta Plane Lands Safely After Bird Strike and Engine Failure Over New York

Posted September 22, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Delta Air Lines Airbus A319 suffered an engine failure after hitting a bird over New York late Thursday morning. The flight made an emergency landing 20 minutes later without incident.

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Virgin America to Launch New York to Palm Springs Route via San Francisco

Posted September 21, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Virgin America says it will begin flying between New York’s JFK International Airport to Palm Springs, Calif. on December 15th. The flight will stop in San Francisco in both directions.

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