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Commentary: Why Did a B747 DreamLifter Land at Jabara?

Posted November 22, 2013 by Justin Schlechter

Many people wonder how this could happen, given the advanced avionics coupled with the impressive training all 747 pilots receive. This is a difficult question to answer, but consider these facts: it wasn’t the first time this has happened, as commercial flights have landed at incorrect destinations in the past. If history repeats itself, an errant landing will almost certainly happen again.

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UPDATED x2: 2013 Dubai Airshow Order Roundup

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Within hours of opening, the 2013 Dubai Airshow had already seen multiple aircraft order records broken. But just who ordered all of those planes and what did they get for their billions?

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Record-Breaking Launch for Boeing’s New 777X

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Boeing launched the 777X series on Sunday morning with a total of 259 orders and commitments from 4 airlines. The new airplane will build upon the success of the current 777 series by using new, more efficient engines and wings in addition to other improvements.

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BREAKING: Settlement Agreement in American/US Airways Merger

Posted November 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.

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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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Allegiant Roars Into the Hudson Valley with New Service

Posted November 1, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY welcomed the return of Allegiant Air to the airport yesterday. Allegiant becomes the fourth carrier to serve the small airport north of New York City.

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FAA to Allow Use of Personal Electronic Devices Below 10,000 Feet

Posted October 31, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

A working committee from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday officially recommended allowing the use of personal electronic devices onboard aircraft below 10,000 feet. Some airlines are already racing to allow their customers to take advantage.

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JetBlue Airways Announces Earnings, Fleet Plans

Posted October 29, 2013 by Ben Granucci

JetBlue Airways on Tuesday announced its 3rd quarter earnings and some major changes to its fleet plans for the coming years.

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Delta Introduces “Smart Travel Pack,” Rolls Many Extras Into One

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

It is no secret that purchasing airfare on just about any airline involves an obstacle course of fees and charges. Checking a bag? Credit card, please. Want an exit row seat? Yea, there is probably a fee for that too. The list of fees can be a bit dizzying at time, and picking what you […]

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JetBlue Suffers Computer Outage, Flights Delayed

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Update 11am: JetBlue says the computer issues have been resolved, but flight delays will persist throughout the day. Due to computer issues, JetBlue is experiencing system-wide delays Friday morning. As an example, none of the morning JFK to LAX flights have departed yet, and delays are rising to over three hours. We will update this […]

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Avianca-TACA Announce Service From San Salvador to Newark

Posted September 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday afternoon, Avianca announced their first route to Newark Liberty International Airport, with service from San Salvador, El Salvador, operated by TACA starting November 8th. The once daily service, operated on an Airbus A319, will depart San Salvador at 8:35am, and arrive at Newark at 2:30pm. The return flight departs after a quick turn […]

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Virgin America and GoGo To Announce New Hybrid WiFi System Today

Posted September 11, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

While a recent survey showed that a majority of passengers would give up an amenity for better in-flight WiFi, actually getting that better signal to the passenger is not an easy task. Last year, GoGo announced ATG-4, a higher bandwidth, higher capacity version of their existing network. Virgin America was the first carrier to launch […]

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United Airlines to Recall 600 Furloughed Pilots

Posted September 5, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Thursday morning, United Airlines announced that by the end of 2013, all furloughed pilots will be recalled, totaling nearly 600. United says they are ending the furloughs in order to address the airline’s future staffing needs. Training classes for the recalled pilots will begin next month, and United is planning for the process to […]

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Delta Prepares to Overhaul JFK Terminal 2, Mirrors LGA Improvements

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Although the brand new Delta Terminal 4 expansion recently opened at JFK, including massive a SkyClub and SkyDeck, Terminal 2 has remained in operation, mainly as a regional flight terminal. While T4 is sparkling new with high-end amenities, T2 remained untouched… until today. Delta has announced plans to overhaul the dreadful experience at T2 to […]

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Delta Orders 10 Airbus A330s, 30 American Made A321s

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday morning, Delta announced an order for a total of 40 new Airbus aircraft, comprising of 10 A330-300s and 30 A321s. Delta currently operates 32 A330s, which previously belonged to Northwest, whereas the A321 will be a new aircraft for Delta, who operates 136 A319s and A320s. This is Delta’s first Airbus order since […]

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A320 Finally Certified For LiveTV’s Wi-Fi, Coming Soon To JetBlue

Posted September 3, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

After a quite long testing period, which wasn’t helped by the federal government sequestration slowdown, JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV LLC has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Airbus 320 from the Federal Aviation Administration for the brand new Ka-band internet system. Why is this important? Well, it is the last major hurdle stopping JetBlue […]

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Budget Carrier Allegiant Air Coming To MacArthur, Returns To Stewart

Posted August 20, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Do you prefer your New York City airports to actually be about 50 miles outside of New York City? If so, we have some good news for you! Ultra low cost carrier Allegiant Air is planning a comeback to New York City… well, close to New York City at least. On Tuesday morning, Allegiant announced […]

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Cathay Pacific Expanding NYC Service With Newark Flights

Posted August 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Cathay Pacific is no stranger to the New York City area, with four daily flights out of JFK direct to Hong Kong and a robust cargo operation using Boeing 747-8Fs. For those of you that need to get to Hong Kong, but just don’t feel like schlepping all the way to JFK, we have good […]

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Delta & USHG Launching BusinessElite Express Meals On JFK-LHR Flights

Posted August 8, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Get ready, BusinessElite passengers, your meals on flights from New York’s JFK airport to London Heathrow are about to get a whole lot faster (and maybe even more delicious)! On Thursday, Delta announced a new partnership with Union Square Hospitality Group, which is led by Shake Shack and Blue Smoke creator Danny Meyer. In response […]

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Analyzing The New JetBlue Airbus A321 Video

Posted August 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Now that a few hours has passed since the discovery of a video showing off the interior of the new JetBlue Airbus A321 premium transcontinental product, we can take a few moments to break down what we see. The video starts with an overview of the economy section of the aircraft, showing completely redesigned seats. […]

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