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Photo of the Day: Sunrise greets a Northwest Airlines Airbus A330 during an early morning approach to Amsterdam after a long redeye from the US. (Photo by Joop Stroes)
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No More Air Force Flight Suits Unless You Fly, TSA Tests Unmanned ID Scanners: Final Call

Posted April 16, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Air Force wants to spend less money on flight suits, the TSA tests machines to check your ID, a virtual reality treatment for fear of flying, Southwest a Jet Airways pilot suspended after attempting to land without clearance, and more…

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Air Canada's retro Airbus A319 (C-FZUH) spotted in Toronto. (Photo by Kaz T)
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Final Call: Miami Airport Lost and Found Up for Auction, Delayed Passengers Mutiny in Shanghai

Posted April 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The CDC is pretty sure no one caught rabies from a bat-on-a-plane, MIA auctions off its lost and found, Shenzen Airlines customers mutiny after a delay, Delta wants to buy a fuel refinery, and more…

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One of the more interesting deals in the airline business involves Minnesota-based Sun Country and Amsterdam-based Transavia, who swap airplanes during their respective slow seasons. Right now it's Sun Country's turn, operating this Boeing 737-800 (PH-HZI) out of Minneapolis in a hybrid Transavia livery. (Photo by Doug Lambert)
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Final Call: India in Talks to Build Regional Jet, Man Builds Pan Am 747 in Garage

Posted March 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A true aviation geek has converted his garage into a replica Pan Am 747 cabin, India wants to build its own regional jet, two TSA agents bust up a Miami hotel room, and more…

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Photo of the Day: ANA's 777 arrival to Washington Dulles is greeted by hundreds of birds. (Photo by Nick Peterman)
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Final Call: Did Direct Air Management Steal $29 Million From Customers?

Posted March 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Direct Air management may have stolen $29 million from the company in its last days, Bezos says he knows where to pick up Apollo 11′s F-1 engines, a TSA supervisor is arrested for running a prostitution ring, and more…

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Photo of the Day: Airbus A380 demonstrator plane visits Sao Paulo. (Photo by Ediney Ribeiro)
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Final Call: JFK’s Den of Thieves Steal 200 Times a Day

Posted March 28, 2012 by NYCA Admin

New report reveals JFK workers are committing 200 thefts daily, the KC-46 tanker is already running late, Ameican CEO Tom Horton sits down for an AP interview, and more…

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American Eagle ATR-72 (N414WF) on the ground in Camaguey, Cuba, for a charter flight
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Final Call: Wall Street Doesn’t Like American’s Business Plan

Posted March 26, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Wall Street doesn’t want American to add capacity, the Air Force wants a $55 billion bomber, China doesn’t want Lufthansa A380s in Shanghai, and more…

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C&T Charters, "Your Bridge to Cuba," charters this SkyKing 737-400 (N916SK), for flights between JFK and Havana. (Photo by John Klos)
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Final Call: New Effort Launched to Locate Amelia Earhart’s Plane

Posted March 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Amelia Earhart’s plane may be found yet, meet the most senior flight attendant in America, United goes to war with Southwest over international service, and more…

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Markings for planes of yesteryear engraved into the ramp at JFK's Terminal 3, formerly known as the Pan Am Worldport.
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Final Call: Direct Air Stops Flying Directly

Posted March 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Direct Air abruptly grounds all its flights, a new service lets flyers hire strangers to take care of their kids onboard, United continues to suffer from post-merger computer issues, and more…

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Emergency meeting at the UN about the situation in Syria brought some special visitors to JFK on Monday, including this IL-96 carrying the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov.
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Final Call: Did Irish Government Try to Dump Aer Lingus on JetBlue?

Posted March 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Ireland denies that it tried to sell its Aer Lingus stock to JetBlue, a New Jersey gets caught with daggers in his carry-on, Airbus and European airlines are warning the EU over its emissions trading plan, and more…

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Photo of the Day: In this nighttime photo from the International Space Station, Long Island and the New York City area are visible in the lower right, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are near the center. Parts of two Russian vehicles parked at the orbital outpost are seen in left foreground.
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Final Call: Ryanair CEO Calls Boeing 737 MAX a ‘Dog’s Dinner of a Design’

Posted February 29, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Ryanair CEO O’Leary unimpressed with the Boeing 737 MAX, but Southwest chief thinks it will be delivered early, and more…

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TAM Brasil Airbus A330-200 (PT-MVB) touches down in Miami
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Final Call: Air Force One Burns $180K An Hour, Drunk Flight Attendant Forces Flight Cancellation

Posted February 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

New numbers from the Pentagon reveal how much it costs to fly Air Force One, a flight attendant had a few too many drinks on a trip to North Dakota, United wants Boeing to pay up over 787 delivery delays, and more…

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Somewhere over China, a Qatar Airways Boeing 777 makes a banking right turn
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Final Call: Are Boeing and Airbus Building Too Many Planes?

Posted February 22, 2012 by NYCA Admin

One leasing company CEO says Boeing and Airbus are unlikely to sell all the planes in their order book, a man is subdued after chanting “Allah akbar” on a plane, Continental’s days are numbered, and more…

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Photo of the Day: BWI gets a rare visit from a Delta Air Lines Boeing 747-400.
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Final Call: Psycho Breaks Into Cockpit on TAM Flight, Wrong Turn Lands Driver on Active Taxiway

Posted February 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing says 787-9 construction will launch late this year, sick passengers force a plane to be quarantined in New Zealand, a disturbed man breaks into a TAM cockpit, Air India demands $1 billion from Boeing, and more…

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Photo of the Day: Beautiful sun bounces off the Phoenix control tower and this Delta 757 N645DL
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Final Call: Ryanair CEO Taunts Laid-Off Spanair Workers, Ruff Times at Pet Airways

Posted February 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Flight cancellations are putting Pet Airways in the doghouse, Ryanair’s O’Leary makes new enemies in Spain, on-board a USAF Osprey, EVA Air is flying new Hello Kitty jets, and more…

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The Blue Angels C-130 named Fat Albert performs a JATO takeoff. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez)
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Final Call: Air Marshals Gone Wild, Clever Ways to Avoid Baggage Fees

Posted February 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Whistle blowers rat out crooked air marshals, how to save on baggage fees, Indonesian pilots have a crystal meth problem, thousands protest a new runway in Frankfurt, and more…

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Final Call: New 787 Skin Concerns at Boeing, Air France Jet Gets Covered in Bird Blood

Posted February 4, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing inspecting 787s for new problems with its composite skin, LAX faces an uphill battle to win more international travel, an Air France Airbus plows into a flock of birds, and more…

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Final Call: Spirit Adds ‘Unintended Consequence Fee’, TSA Seizes Carry-on Cattle Prod

Posted February 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Spirit continues its public tirade against DOT rules, behind the scenes at an F-16 intercept exercise, fly around the world for a year for only $15,000, and more…

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Photo of the Day: A V Australia Boeing 777-300ER (VH-VOZ) skips the drive-through at In-N-Out Burger on final approach to LAX
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Final Call: How a Simple Mistake Ruined a $240 Million Air Force Jet, American to Layoff 13,000 Employees

Posted February 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

How a civilian contractor ruined an expensive USAF JSTARS surveillance plane, American wants to dump its pensions and lay off 13,000 workers, a new report says air safety has improved 93 percent, and more…

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Photo of the Day: Early morning winter sun lights up this British Airways Boeing 747-400 as it lifts off from JFK
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Final Call: Qantas Passengers Deplaned via Forklift, Pair Arrested at LAX for Improper Tweets

Posted January 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta and Southwest planes get into separate fender benders, while Qantas passengers are forced to deplane via forklift, and more..

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Photo of the Day: A Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124 RA-82078 staring at us from Leipzig. Photo by Sebastian G.
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Final Call: Musical Merger Talks as Delta Considers Buying US Airways, New UAV Resembles Giant Sperm

Posted January 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Delta now talking about buying US Airways, a supersonic RAF fighter shook the bloody bejeesus out of northern England, SFO opens a yoga studio, and more…

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