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Angry Birds Take Over Finnair Flight to Singapore

Posted September 21, 2011 by NYCA Admin

A Finnair flight from Helsinki to Singapore hosted the world’s first-ever in-flight Angry Birds tournament on Tuesday.

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Russian Investigators Say Plane Crash Was Caused by Drunk Navigator

Posted September 19, 2011 by BNO News

Investigations have revealed that the navigator of the Russian aircraft which crashed last June, killing 47 people in the northwestern region of the country, was drunk.






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FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Fine Against Colgan Air Over Improper Cabin Crew Fire Training

Posted September 15, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Colgan Air has been assessed $1,892,000 in penalties by the Federal Aviation Administration for operating flights staffed by flight attendants who were not properly trained in the operation of the planes’ cabin fire extinguisher system.






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Bomb Threats Against Pakistan Airline Force Two Emergency Landings

Posted September 8, 2011 by BNO News

Two passenger planes operated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) landed safely in Turkey and Malaysia on Wednesday after a bomb threat was received, officials said on Thursday morning.






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Photos: A Rare Look Inside Boeing’s 737 Factory

Posted September 8, 2011 by NYCA Admin

It’s not very often that Boeing lets cameras into their massive Renton, Wash. 737 airliner factory, so I was thrilled when I had the chance to snap away during a recent visit to Seattle.






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Russian Fighter Jet Crash in Ural Mountains Kills Both Pilots

Posted September 6, 2011 by BNO News

A Russian Air Force Mikoyan MiG-31 fither jet crashed in the central region of the country, killing both pilots on board, officials said on Tuesday.






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United Express Regional Jet Skids Off Runway in Ottawa

Posted September 5, 2011 by BNO News

A United Express regional jet carrying more than 45 people skidded off a runway at Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in the Canadian capital of Ottawa late Sunday afternoon, airline and emergency officials said.






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Mahan Air Jet Crash-Lands in Northeastern Iran; 11 Injured

Posted September 4, 2011 by BNO News

Several people were injured late Saturday evening when a Mahan Air passenger plane crash-landed at an airport in northeastern Iran, state-run media reported on Sunday.






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Air Europa Pilots Declare Indefinite Strike

Posted September 1, 2011 by BNO News

Pilots of Spanish airline Air Europa will begin an indefinite strike on September 22, the pilots’ trade union Sepla announced in a statement released on Thursday.






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Gulf Air Jet Skids Off Wet Runway in India

Posted August 29, 2011 by BNO News

Several people were injured on early Monday morning when an Airbus A320 belonging to Gulf Air skidded off the runway at an airport in southwest India, the airline said. Heavy rainfall is believed to have caused the incident.






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Pan Am 103 Bomber Located on Death Bed in Libya

Posted August 29, 2011 by BNO News

Abdelbaset Mohmed Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing which killed 270 people, is reportedly in a coma-like condition and close to death at his home in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.






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New York City Airports Set to Reopen Monday Morning

Posted August 29, 2011 by BNO News

LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport are set to reopen to arrivals and departures Monday morning following the passage of Hurricane Irene.






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ANA, Boeing Set Date for First 787 Dreamliner Delivery

Posted August 26, 2011 by NYCAviation Staff

Boeing and ANA will celebrate delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner on Sept. 26 in Everett, Wash., after contractual delivery occurs on Sept. 25. Events throughout the day on Sept. 26 will commemorate delivery of this game changing airplane to its launch customer.






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New York Airports Preparing for the Worst from Hurricane Irene

Posted August 25, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

PANYNJ is planning for anything that may come their way as Hurricane Irene swings up the East Coast, while JFK and LGA can only sit by idly at just a few feet above seal level.






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RwandAir Takes Delivery of its First Boeing 737-800

Posted August 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

RwandAir, the national airline of the country of Rwanda, on Thursday took delivery of its first Boeing 737-800.The delivery sets two milestones both for the central African carrier and the continent as a whole. It is the first 737 delivered to any African nation fitted with the new Boeing Sky Interior.






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Delta Orders 100 Boeing 737-900ER Jets Worth $8.5 Billion

Posted August 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines on Thursday announced plans to buy 100 new 737-900ER aircraft from Boeing in a move to replace older aircraft in the carrier’s fleet over the next seven years.






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ANA Announces First Routes for New 787 Dreamliner

Posted August 23, 2011 by NYCA Admin

All Nippon Airlines on Tuesday announced the first routes on which it will use its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with Beijing, Frankfurt, Okayama, Hiroshima and Hong Kong all getting visits in the first months of service.






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Discount Airlines Betting Big in Las Vegas

Posted August 23, 2011 by Dan Landson

Several low cost carriers are banking on an economic turnaround in Las Vegas, home of the highest unemployment rate in the nation.






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Romney Calls on New Libyan Government to Extradite Pan Am Flight 103 Bomber

Posted August 22, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday called upon Libya’s Interim Transitional National Council to arrest and extradite the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing.






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Delta to Order 100 Boeing 737-900ER Jets: Report

Posted August 22, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines is planning to complete to purchase 100 Boeing 737-900 extended range aircraft, according to a Bloomberg report Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.






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