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VIDEO: Airbus A380 Makes Hard Crosswind Short Field Landing at Oshkosh

Posted July 28, 2009 by NYCA Admin

The big Airbus makes a bouncy, swervy landing on a short runway at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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The first flight of the 747-8F, moments away from completion. (Photo by Jeremy Lindgren)
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Behind the Scenes Tour of a 747-8 and the Boeing Factory

Posted February 9, 2010 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

NYCAviation’s Jeremy Lindgren got a unique behind-the-scenes tour at Paine Field, boarding a 747-8F in production and getting inside the hangar to see the “greenies” that will one day take to the sky. He shares his story with the rest of us, of course, with many photos.

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Lufthansa A380 to Take Flight in May

Posted March 13, 2010 by Mark Hsiung

Lufthansa’s CEO has confirmed that their A380 Super Jumbo should up in the air by the end of May, though its first destination has yet to be announced.

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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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Concorde Cockpit Videos: Takeoff, Acceleration and Landing

Posted January 8, 2009 by NYCA Admin

Awesome cockpit action from a British Airways Concorde flying from London Heathrow to JFK. Takeoff, supersonic acceleration and climb, descent and landing are shown in these three clips. Unbelievable how complex the cockpit was compared to modern aircraft.

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Virgin America Orders 60 Airbus A320s, Announces Plans for Sharklets

Posted July 22, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Virgin America announced an order for 40 Airbus A320s with options for 20 more, while also sharing their plans to add sharklets to their fleet.

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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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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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Air China Signs Order for 20 New Boeing 737-800 Aircraft

Posted July 1, 2010 by BNO News

Boeing on Thursday announced it has finalized an order with Air China for 20 Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. The deal was already announced by Air China in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange last week

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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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Take it easy...this is just an artist's rendition! You'll get to see the actual photos soon enough. (Artist concept courtesy of Boeing)
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Boeing Phantom Ray UAV to Fly Atop NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier

Posted July 20, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Boeing announced today that the Phantom Ray, a stealthy, unmanned combat aircraft, will soon travel on the back of a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, making it the first non-Shuttle to be transported aboard the SCA.

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Turkish Airlines Orders 20 Boeing 737s

Posted March 8, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalized a deal for 20 next-gen 737 aircraft fitted with Boeing’s new Sky Interiors.

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Shot by NYCA'er Jiasong Zhu on June 28th on approach to London Heathrow, barely a day before the tragic crash in Comoros. Click photo for larger version.
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Last Known Photo of Crashed Yemenia Airbus A310 7O-ADJ

Posted June 30, 2009 by NYCA Admin

An NYCA forum member visiting London caught perhaps the last photo of the tragic Yemenia A310, registration 7O-ADJ, as it approached Heathrow on Monday, June 28th.

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Air Canada Jazz to Purchase 15 Bombardier Q400 Turboprops

Posted February 11, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Air Canada Jazz has announced their intention to purchase 15 new Bombardier Dash-8-400 turboprop aircraft, with options for 15 more. Deliveries are set to begin in 2011.

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Brazil’s TAM Airlines Orders 25 Airbus Aircraft

Posted July 28, 2010 by BNO News

TAM Airlines signed a firm order for 25 Airbus aircraft, bringing the Brazilian airline’s total Airbus order book to 176, Airbus said in a statement on Wednesday.

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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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Qatar Airways Adds Two Boeing 777-200LR Aircraft to Boeing Order Book

Posted July 21, 2010 by BNO News

Qatar Airways announced on Wednesday that it has ordered two additional Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, in a deal valued at around $501 million at list prices.

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Boeing Hires Atlas Air to Take Over Dreamlifter Flying

Posted March 5, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Atlas Air will soon assume the flying duties for Boeing’s fleet of Dreamlifter cargo aircraft, a contract currently held by Evergreen International.

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The Final Finnair MD-11 Flight and the Photos We’ll Miss

Posted February 22, 2010 by Justin Surguine

In honor of today’s end of Finnair’s MD-11 passenger service, here are a few of our favorite photos of the Finnish trijet captured over the years.

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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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