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Final Call: US Airways Hot to Merge With American, Artist to Bury 727 in California Desert

Posted January 26, 2012 by NYCA Admin

US Airways admits it wants to merge with American, Congress funds FAA for an extra few weeks, an artist wants to bury a plane in sand, a look at New York’s decrepit airport terminals, and more…

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Final Call: Cat in the Cockpit Grounds Air Canada Flight, Alaska Airlines Loses its Religion

Posted January 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A cat wedges himself into the wiring of an A319, Alaska stops handing out prayer cards, Boeing’s 737 MAX may be pricier to develop than the A320neo, and more…

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Final Call: Modern UAVs Grounded in Favor of 1950s Spy Planes, Psychics Say Apollo 16 Met Moon Men

Posted January 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Obama Administration plans to ground the Global Hawk in favor of the U-2, ATR is destroying Bombardier in the turboprop market, Syria orders dozens of fighter trainers, and more…

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Final Call: Burt Rutan on Building the World’s Largest Plane, Singapore Offers Private Jets for A380 Connections

Posted January 23, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Burt Rutan explains why he’s building the world’s largest airplane from scratch rather than just bolting two 747s together, Turkish wants to buy LOT, US Airways wants to merge with American, inside Narita’s immigration gulag, and more…

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The retro liveried Garuda Indonesian Airways Boeing 737-800 PK-GFM taxis at Singapore
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Final Call: TSA Admits Elderly Strip Search Screw Up, Airbus Finds Cause of A380 Wing Cracks

Posted January 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

TSA officials now say procedures were not followed when two elderly women were strip searched, a review of the world’s longest economy class flight, Airbus and Boeing both have issues with their largest jets, and more…

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Cathay Pacific Cargo's Boeing 747-8 Freighter (B-LJA) "Hong Kong Trader" touches down in Miami.
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Final Call: Allegiant Air Flight Leaves Dozens Behind, NASA Open Sources Aircraft Design Software

Posted January 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Allegiant leaves 30 passengers behind, Export-Import Bank moves ahead with loan guarantees for Air India, F-22 problems are being blamed on the air conditioning, and more…

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Photo of the Day: Passengers board an Air China Airbus A340-300 (B-2385) for the evening service to Beijing. (Photo by Gordon Gebert Jr.)
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Final Call: Handicapping the Suitors of American as Airline Threatens to Scrap Pensions and Drops More Leases

Posted January 13, 2012 by NYCA Admin

American rejected more leases and threatened to drop employee pensions while gaining at least three potential buyers this week. Plus, the cause of a 2008 Kalitta 747 crash revealed, Ryanair adds a carbon fee, and more…

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Early rotation for this Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter taking off on a 70-mile hop from Stewart Airport to JFK. Photo by Gordon Gebert Jr.
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Final Call: Southwest to Launch Atlanta-Los Angeles Flights, TSA Agents Going to Prison for Stealing Cash

Posted January 11, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Southwest to launch ATL-LAX, Japanese man arrested in Hawaii for punching a Delta flight attendant, the FAA won’t tell us who is flying UAVs in the US, and more…

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A rare visitor to Brussels, an Ivory Coast Air Force Boeing 727-200 (TU-VAO
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Final Call: American Airlines to Shutter Burbank Station, Iberia Pilots Set for Second Day of Strike

Posted January 10, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Burbank will soon see its last American Airlines service, Iberia pilots will leave hundreds of flights unmanned, safety concerns abound for airlines in India, and more…

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A UPS Airbus A300 (N166UP) delivering Christmas cheer to Des Moines
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Final Call: Man Tries to Smuggle 247 Live Animals Onto Plane, Major Southwest and AirTran Unions Agree to Seniority Pacts

Posted December 27, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Pilots and flight attendants at the newly merged Southwest and AirTran have agreed to combine their seniority lists, travel sites are pissed at Google, more claims of dangerous radiation from TSA scanners, and more…

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Final Call: Virgin America Flight Attendants Remain Union-Free, Dirtiest Parts of the Plane Revealed

Posted December 20, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Virgin America’s flight attendants vote against unionization, two Muslim men are suing Delta for kicking them off a plane, AirTran will soon dump its XM satellite radio systems, and more…

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This old Convair 440 Metropolitan is nearly 60 years old and still buzzing the crowd at SXM
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Final Call: Barefoot Bandit Gets 7 Years, Alaska Airlines Rescues Escaped Cat

Posted December 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The country’s most infamous plane thief will soon be doing hard time, Alaska Airlines finds an escaped cat, a Hawaiian island hopper wants to fly to London via Illinois, and more…

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Shanghai Cargo Airlines MD-11 at LAX
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Final Call: American Airlines Begins Layoffs, FAA Approves iPads for Pilots

Posted December 15, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Ethiopian Airlines joins Star Alliance, American Eagle to lay off over 220 employees, FAA approves iPads in the cockpit, and more…

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A furry planespotter roams Anoka County-Blaine Airport (ANE) near Minneapolis
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Final Call: Smooth Flying for ANA’s First Dreamliners, American Under Fire Over Exec Townhouse in London

Posted December 14, 2011 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue chooses Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines for the A320neo, the F-35 program is a bigger mess than previously thought while the 787 flies reliably for ANA, and more…

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Final Call: Elderly Woman Sues TSA Over Strip Search, Delta Plane Searched for Explosives

Posted December 4, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

An 85-year-old lady sues the TSA after being strip searched, Frontier Airlines has a long and frightening road ahead, Mars Curiosity is doing A-Ok and more…

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Photo of the Day: Air Force One hangs out at JFK while the President does his thang in NYC. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez)
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Final Call: Airbus Sues Boeing Over Winglet Patent, Qatar Demands A330 Freighters

Posted December 3, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

Airbus sues Boeing over winglet patent, Cathay Pacific picks up their first 747-8F, the New Horizons probe is halfway to Pluto and more…

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Photo of the Day: Two LAN Chile 767s Eskimo kissing at JFK while waiting to depart rwy 4L. (Photo by Mark Hsiung)
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Final Call: Continental Goes Away, 737 MAX Staying in Washington, Mars Curiosity Launch Photos

Posted November 30, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

United and Continental are now flying under single operating certificate, a Qantas regional flight suffers an failure, great Mars Curiosity launch photos, and more…

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Frontier Embraer E-Jet at Houston Hobby Airport
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Final Call: iPhone Explodes on Australian Plane, US Airways Denies Refund to Cancer Patient

Posted November 29, 2011 by NYCA Admin

US Airways refuses to give cancer patient a refund, an iPhone 4 exploded on a plane landing in Sydney, more delays for the GE-powered 787 and more…

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Tinkerbell actually twinkles as the Alaska Airlines Magic of Disneyland 737-400 taxis at LAX
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Final Call: Airlines Blame Security Screening for Drop in Ticket Sales, Air France A340 Grounded Due to Missing Screws

Posted November 25, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Airlines are pushing the TSA to make passenger screenings less intrusive, an Air France jet was missing a lot of screws, Virgin America’s website is still fudged up, and more…

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An Emirates Boeing 777 on final approach to LAX from Dubai
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Final Call: Spirit Airlines Hit With $50K Twitter Fine, EU’s Banned Airlines List Gets Longer

Posted November 22, 2011 by NYCA Admin

The US DOT fines Spirit for deceptive tweets, drug smugglers are hiding product in the checked bags of regular folk, the DirecTV blimp and JetBlue go at it, and more…

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