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Controller PAtrick Harten greets US Airways 1549 Captain Sullenberger and First Officer Skyles at a hearing with the house Aviaiton Subcommittee.
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One Year After the ‘Miracle on the Hudson,’ an Exclusive Interview with Air Traffic Controller Patrick Harten

Posted January 18, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

On the one-year anniversary of US Airways Filght 1549, we caught up with Air Traffic Controller Patrick Harten to talk about what has happened since the accident and learn more about what went on behind the scenes and also more about the events from his perspective.

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The Logbook: Marathon of “Law and Order: Aviation Unit”

Posted January 8, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

NAACP slaps US Airways with a discrimination suit, a drunk man gets arrested after F-16s escort his plane to Colorado, two Qantas employees are detained in Vietnam and Canadian authorities tell Air Canada to maintain their nuts. Also, Embraer Lineage 1000′s first flight and the Sukhoi 100′s is coming in March.

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Now THAT is how you introduce a new runway! Charlotte's new runway 36L/18R receives its first rubber from this gorgeous DC-3. (Photo by Jay Selman/www.AirlinersGallery.com)
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The Logbook: Photos of New Runway, AA Crash, and Pistons Plane!

Posted January 6, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Charlotte opens up a new runway, and brought in a DC-3 as its first flight! There are also new photos of the American Airlines 737 crash in Jamaica and the Detroit Pistons’ new MD-80. Turkish Airlines buys twenty A320 family planes, and a Hawaiian Airlines flight gets an F-15 escort while diverting back to Maui.

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The Logbook: Second 787 Flies While Two 737’s Crash

Posted December 23, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

The 2nd Boeing 787 flies, this time in ANA colors! American Airlines 737 crashes in Kingston, Jamaica, and a Ryanair copycat does the same in Prestwick. The FAA gives St. Nick the thumbs up for Thursday night’s operations and much more!

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Only four more days remain to see Northwest Cargo 747-200F's. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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The Logbook: Ilyushin Tanker Up For Grabs in Michigan!

Posted December 22, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

An IL-78 that diverted to a small airport in Michigan last July has been abandoned and seized by airfield management. The DOT will be issuing a Passenger Bill of Rights, the last original 747 is delivered while Northwest will retire their last 742F on Saturday.

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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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Boeing 001 Heavy Experimental lifts her nose off the ground. Photo by Jeremy Lindgren
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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Finally Gets Off the Ground

Posted December 15, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Boeing today sent its new 787 Dreamliner on its maiden test flight, marking the first time a mostly composite airliner has taken to the air.

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The Logbook: French Passengers Only…Brace For Impact!

Posted December 14, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

French passengers aboard an Aer Lingus flight were misled when an automated message mistakenly told them they were ditching in the water! We prepare for the Boeing 787 first flight tomorrow, British F/A’s vote for an Xmas strike, Thailand seizes an aircraft loaded with North Korean weapons and more!

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PHOTOS: Boeing 787 Taxi and Aborted Takeoff Tests

Posted December 12, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

Our own Jeremy Lindgren is bringing us exclusive photos of the 787 running tests on the ground, including taxiing and aborted takeoff tests. Check out what he’s been posting so far, and learn more about NYCA’s coming 787 coverage!

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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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The Logbook: Northwest Overfly, Chapter 683

Posted December 10, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

More attempts to place blame on ATC in the Northwest Minneapolis overfly incident. Ryanair is skipping out on a Boeing deal, the 787’s MTOW is increased, Pakistan receives the first Saab 2000 AEW and Swiss to start ZRH-SFO.

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"Hi 767. We just purchased your replacement. How's that feel? Oh, but you'll nee to continue serving us well for the next decade. That cool?" (Photo by John Musolino)
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United Airlines Places A350 and 787 Orders

Posted December 8, 2009 by Phil Derner Jr.

United Airlines announced today that they have placed firm orders for 25 Airbus A350XWBs and 25 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, in addition to 50 options for 50 additional of each type in the future.

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Air France A380 Completes First Flight to America

Posted November 20, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Air France today became the first European airline to operate the double-decker Airbus A380 in commercial service, completing its inaugural flight from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

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First Boeing 747-8 Freighter Emerges from the Paint Hangar

Posted November 18, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Boeing moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar in Everett, Wash., Tuesday night sporting a special “light” livery.

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Airbus Confirms New Winglets for A320

Posted November 17, 2009 by Mark Hsiung

After years of testing and experimentation, Airbus emerges from the closet with “sharklets” on their A320s.

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Boeing 747-8 Sees Daylight for the First Time

Posted November 13, 2009 by NYCA Admin

The first 748-8 was towed out of the Boeing factory in Everett, Wash. on Thursday. Next stop: The paint shop, followed by first flight.

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777 Delivered to Cathay Pacific Wearing OneWorld Paint Scheme

Posted October 19, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Cathay Pacific Airways today took delivery of their 12th Boeing 777-300ER, which sports a special OneWorld alliance livery.

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Boeing Delivers FedEx’s First 777F

Posted September 22, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Boeing handed FedEx the keys to a shiny new 777 Freighter today, the box hauler’s first of 15 on order. In 2006, FedEx placed what is still the largest 777F buy to date, soon after canceling their A380F order due to the Airbus program’s chronic delays.

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Boeing Delivers KLM 777-300ER in SkyTeam Livery

Posted August 25, 2009 by NYCA Admin

KLM took delivery of their latest 777-300ER today, painted in the special 10th anniversary SkyTeam livery a number of carriers have adopted in recent months.

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Delta Connection E-170 N856DC. Photo by Matt Molnar.
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40 Gorgeous Photos Celebrating 40 Years of Embraer

Posted August 19, 2009 by NYCA Admin

On this date in 1969, Brazil’s Ministry of Aeronautics formally created what would grow into one of the world’s foremost aircraft manufacturers. Here are some of our favorite photos of Embraer jets and props operating in diverse environments around the globe.

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