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Sock monkeys will still be permitted, so long as they are not used for cruel experiments. (Photo by TheKarenD via Flickr)
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Air Canada Exits The Monkey Business

Posted December 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Air Canada won government approval to end the practice of transporting research primates, which had come under fire from animal rights groups.

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Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER. (Rendering by Air Canada rouge)
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Air Canada Rouge: Everything You Need To Know About Canada’s New Hybrid Airline

Posted December 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Set to launch July 1st, Air Canada rouge will combine aspects of an ultra-low-cost carrier with some bits of legacy airline thrown in.

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SkyWest Firms Order For 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jets

Posted December 16, 2012 by BNO News

Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft on Thursday announced it had signed a deal with SkyWest for 100 MRJ90 aircraft.

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Lufthansa's first 747-8I service to Los Angeles gets a water cannon salute. (Photo by Stephen Shrank/NYCAviation)
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Lufthansa’s New Boeing 747-8I Now Flies to Sunny Los Angeles [With Photos]

Posted December 14, 2012 by Stephen Shrank

With much anticipation and fanfare, Lufthansa’s inaugural Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental service to Los Angeles arrived Monday afternoon.

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A JetBlue Airbus A320 like this one was diverted to Amarillo after the Captain suffered a panic attack. (Photo by Kaz T)
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JetBlue Announces Philadelphia Flights Starting May 2013

Posted December 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue Airways on Thursday announced that it would begin serving Philadelphia with five daily Boston flights this May.

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No more computer renderings: This is a real photo inside a real American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. (Photo by PRNewsFoto/American Airlines)
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American Receives First Boeing 777-300ER: Airline’s First New Type in 14 Years

Posted December 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

American Airlines on Tuesday became the first US airline to take delivery of a Boeing 777-300ER.

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Lady Penelope rides the back of a Virgin Atlantic 747-400 (G-VFAB). (Photo by Ronnie McDonald via Flickr, CC-BY)
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Delta Gains Access to Virgin’s Precious Slots

Posted December 11, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta will acquire a 49 percent stake in Virgin as the two join forces to cross the Atlantic.

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An American Airlines MD-80 and a US Airways A319 meetup while an Allegiant MD-80 rolls by in Vegas. (Photo by g Tarded via Flickr, CC-BY-ND)
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US Airways Formally Proposes American Airlines Merger: Report

Posted December 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

US Airways in November submitted a formal proposal to merge with American Airlines, WSJ reported Friday.

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Icelandair Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9. (Rendering by Boeing)
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Icelandair Orders 12 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

Posted December 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing and Icelandair announced on Thursday that the island nation’s largest carrier had ordered a dozen Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft.

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A Delta Connection Bombardier CRJ-900 operated by Mesaba Airlines. (Photo by caribb via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-ND)
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Delta Orders 40 Bombardier CRJ900 Jets To Replace Smaller CRJ200s

Posted December 6, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order with Bombardier for 40 CRJ900 regional jets in a move aimed at phasing out its least efficient jets.

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Santa loads a tree onto Air Berlin's "Santa Claus Tour 2012" Boeing 737. (Photo by Air Berlin)
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Air Berlin Flies Your Christmas Tree For Free

Posted December 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

If you’re spending Christmas in Dubai or Seville, Air Berlin will help you enjoy the holiday with an appropriate plant.

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United's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (N20904) takes off from Boeing Field enroute to Houston. (Photo by Dan King/NYCAviation)
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United 787 Makes Emergency Landing In New Orleans After Electrical Scare

Posted December 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

United said only that the plane experienced a mechanical issue.

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LOT's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner (SP-LRA) takes off from Everett, Washington. (Photo by Boeing)
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LOT Receives Europe’s First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Posted November 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

LOT Polish Airlines this month took delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

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Corsair's first Airbus A330-300 (F-HSKY). (Photo by P. Pigeyre/Airbus)
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Corsair Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A330-300

Posted November 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

French tour carrier Corsair on Tuesday took delivery of its first Airbus A330-300 jet.

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Avianca Boeing 787 Dreamliner in flight. (Rendering by Boeing)
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Avianca Orders Three More 787s From Boeing

Posted November 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Colombia’s flag carrier now has a total of 15 Dreamliners on order.

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An Iran Air Boeing 747SP. (Photo by Tom Alfano)
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Iran Air Hikes International Fares 90 Percent After Government Ends Fuel Subisidies

Posted November 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Iran Air has nearly doubled many international fares after the Iranian government decided to end jet fuel subsidies.

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Air New Zealand: The Airline of Middle-Earth. (Photo by Air New Zealand)
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Check Out Air New Zealand’s New Hobbit-Themed Boeing 777

Posted November 26, 2012 by Jason Rabinowitz

Air New Zealand has unveiled a Boeing 777-300ER wearing paint inspired by “The Hobbit.”

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Remixed Delta Safety Video Is Way Better Than The Real Thing

Posted November 23, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

In the spirit of the Bad Lip Reading series, someone has created a hilarious remix of Delta’s classic preflight safety video.

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A decapitated bird and the mess it left in the cabin of a Cape Air Cessna 402C. (Photos by Barnstable Municipal Airport, Patrick O'Leary via Cape Cod Times)
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Messy Bird Strike Leaves Cape Air Passengers Bloodied But Uninjured

Posted November 21, 2012 by NYCA Admin

No one was hurt Wednesday morning when a bird crashed through the windshield of a Cape Air plane during a flight from Hyannis to Nantucket.

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An Estonian Air Boing 737-300 (ES-ABJ) seen at Copenhagen wearing a special "Tallinn European Capital of Culture 2011" livery. (Photo by Eduard Heisterkamp via Wikipedia)
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Estonian Air Cuts Itself In Half To Avoid Insolvency

Posted November 21, 2012 by BNO News

Estonian Air on Tuesday announced it will be forced to fire nearly half of its employees and cut flights to 10 or fewer core destinations.

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