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The "enhanced centerline" and other safeguards on taxiway Z short of runway 31L at JFK. How many safeguards do YOU see here? Leave a comment with your answer, I'll revisit the topic sometime soon.
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Hold Short(comings)

Posted July 29, 2009 by Brian Futterman

In light of recent developments meant to enhance situational awareness and aviation safety on the ground, Brian Futterman discusses the nature of runway incursions and challenges the merits of adding to existing technology instead of developing it anew.

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Port Authority Grounds its Police Helicopters

Posted July 17, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates all three of the New York City-area’s major airports, among other major transportation properties, has grounded its fleet of two helicopters, citing lack of usefulness and cost concerns.

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Iraqi Government Firms Up 787 Buy

Posted March 10, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

The Government of Iraq finalized their previously announced deal to purchase 10 Boeing 787-8 airliners for Iraqi Airways.

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Week In Review

Posted December 11, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

This week, the TSA leaked a sensitive procedure manual, Boeing announced a date for 787′s first flight, United placed A350 and 787 orders, Republic Airways looked to replace the Frontier Airbus fleet, the Northwest overfly drama continued and more!

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TSA to Troops: Leave Your Bombs at Home

Posted July 6, 2010 by BNO News

The Transportation Security Administration is reminding military members that grenades and other explosives are not allowed on commercial flights.

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Amerijet has sent two rotations to Haiti with a 727 so far today. (Photo by Mario J. Craig)
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Flight Coverage of Haitian Earthquake Relief

Posted January 14, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Air transport is the best means by which to get much-needed aid into Haiti after their devastating earthquake. With scores of aircraft trying to get in, we provide continuous coverage of what’s been heading their way, and the challenges that are faced in helping millions in their recovery. (Updated 1:27pm)

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Disgruntled American Airlines Flight Attendant Arrested After Threatening to Blow Up Planes

Posted July 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A former American Airlines flight attendant has been indicted on federal terrorism charges after mailing threats to his old employer’s corporate headquarters.

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Map of John Prendergast's excellent adventure.
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Pilot Gets Lost, Wreaks Havoc at JFK

Posted July 29, 2009 by NYCA Admin

A retired Navy pilot flying his home-built plane from Virginia to Long Island made a wrong turn along the way, leaving him smack in the middle of Kennedy Airport’s bustling airspace and perilously close to an inbound 747.

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Hawaiian Airlines Confirmed for Tokyo Service

Posted July 7, 2010 by BNO News

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday gave final approval to Hawaiian Airlines’ application to offer nonstop daily service between Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and Honolulu International Airport.

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Air France 447 Crash Investigators Release Interim Report

Posted July 4, 2009 by NYCA Admin

France’s Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) has published an interim report on the investigation of the June 1st crash of Air France 447.

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Gh Masoom Masoomi Afghan Air Traffic Controller Kabul Airport
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Meet Afghanistan’s First Air Traffic Controllers

Posted July 24, 2010 by BNO News

After completing a training program created by the Afghan government, the ICAO and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan’s first fully-qualified air traffic controllers are manning the tower at Kabul International Airport.

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Unseen Video of President Kennedy’s Air Force One Arrival in Dallas

Posted February 16, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Newly released color footage shows John F. Kennedy’s Air Force One landing and taxiing at Dallas’ Love Field just hours before being assassinated.

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Problems with maintenance on American MD-80s brought the airline its second fine from the FAA. (Photo by Phil Derner, Jr.)
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FAA Proposes Second Fine Against American

Posted March 19, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Issues with maintenance performed on McDonnell Douglas MD-80s brought American Airlines their second recent fine from the FAA for $300,000, which would total over $1 million this month.

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The Logbook: Kiss Airport Security Goodbye

Posted January 7, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

A goodbye kiss was learned to be the culprit behind the Newark security scare last week. Also, Ryanair says they won’t look to buy Aer Lingus anymore, Florida airports explore de-icing method and a bank robber wears his ramp uniform!

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Get ready for a larger fleet, Caribbean. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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Waves of Change: Caribbean Airlines to Operate Air Jamaica Ahead of Imminent Sale

Posted March 8, 2010 by Brian Futterman

An agreement to continue Air Jamaica operations under the Caribbean Airlines brand goes into effect next month, but the Jamaican government is now being forced to modify the terms of the deal in anticipation of even bigger changes for the region.

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Weekend Wrap: Air France 447 Computers Probed, Billy Mays Death Possibly Aircraft Related, Lufthansa Committed to 747-8

Posted June 29, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Air France 447 investigators focus on computer failures in crash. Did Billy Mays die as a result of a hard landing at Tampa? Airlines having difficult securing financing for new planes.

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Wednesday Wakeup: Does Obama Want to Own the Airlines?

Posted July 8, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Does Obama want to own the airlines? A new ground management system at JFK. Thunderstorms wreak havoc on New York-area airports. Boeing issues an ultimatum.

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European Union Bans Majority of Iran Air Planes

Posted July 7, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A majority of Iran Air’s fleet was added to the European Commission’s infamous List of Airlines Banned in the EU on Tuesday.

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The Logbook: UAV Video Feed for Only $26!

Posted December 17, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

In today’s daily digest, enemy forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hacking into Predator drone video feeds, AirTran launches new Orlando Magic scheme, Air Canada announces Heathrow service with an A319, and Sky Harbor volunteers offer free gift wrapping services.

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Dassault Falcon 900LC (Photo courtest of Dassault)
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Dassault’s New Falcon 900LX Receives EASA and FAA Certifications

Posted July 17, 2010 by BNO News

Dassault Falcon on Friday announced that it has received certification from both the European Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration for the newest member of the Falcon family of business jets, the 4,750 nm Falcon 900LX.

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