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At the Spirit AeroSystems Boeing Thank You celebration. (Photo by Spirit AeroSystems)
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Boeing Execs Visit Tornado-Ravaged Spirit AeroSystems to Thank Employees

Posted June 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Two months after a tornado shuttered a Kansas factory that builds many critical Boeing aircraft components, some of the airframer’s top brass visited Spirit AeroSystems to pay thanks to the men and women who quickly got the factory back up and running.

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An Emirates Airbus A380 on final approach. (Photo by MCPCShowcaseHD)
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Airbus A380 Wing Cracks: Who Is Paying?

Posted June 15, 2012 by Matt of MCPCShowcaseHD

The wing crack issue that has plagued the Airbus A380 over recent months is going to cost millions of dollars to correct, but who is actually responsible for the repairs?

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Air India's Boeing 787 Dreamliner, VT-ANI, outside of Boeing's Texas painting facility. (Photo by Boeing)
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Plane of Note: Boeing’s First South Carolina-Built 787 Leaves Paint Hangar Wearing Air India Colors

Posted June 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner ever produced in South Carolina emerged from a Texas paint hangar on Thursday wearing the full colors of its soon-to-be owner, Air India.

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Batik Air 787. (Image by Boeing)
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Lion Air Commits to Buying Boeing 787 Dreamliners for New Full-Service Airline Batik Air [UPDATED]

Posted June 8, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Indonesia’s Lion Air has committed to buying an undisclosed number of Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the airframer announced on Friday. The new planes will be used by Batik Air, a new full-service carrier to be launched by Lion in 2013.

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Lufthansa's first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (D-ABYA) receives a water cannon salute upon arrival at Washington Dulles. (Photo by Cary Liao/NYCAviation)
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Lufthansa Flies First Ever Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Service From Frankfurt to Washington

Posted June 2, 2012 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Three-hundred and sixty-two passengers, media and VIP guests received the ride of a lifetime Friday as Lufthansa and Boeing celebrated the first scheduled 747-8 Intercontinental flight in Washington DC.

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Atlas Air's fourth Boeing 747-8F (N850GT) wears a Panalpina livery. (Photo by Boeing)
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Boeing’s 20th 747-8 Delivery Wears Panalpina Livery

Posted June 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Atlas will operate the new plane on behalf of Swiss freight company Panalpina, whose livery is painted on the new jet. A second 747-8F yet to be delivered will also wear the Panalpina livery.

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MAS Group takes delivery of its first Airbus A380, 9M-MNA. (Photo by Airbus/P. Pigeyre)
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Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of First Airbus A380

Posted May 31, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Malaysia Airlines this week took delivery of their first Airbus A380, becoming the eighth airline to operate the superjumbo aircraft.

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Air Austral Cancels Orders for 840-Seat A380s: Report

Posted May 30, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Reunion-based carrier made headlines in 2009 when it ordered the aircraft, which they pledged to fill with 840 economy class seats, which would have given them the highest capacity of any commercial aircraft ever built.

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The 787 Dream Tour visited the Singapore Air Show in February 2012. (Photo by Maxene Huiyu, CC BY-NC-ND)
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Boeing 787 Dream Tour Wraps Up With Stops in Australia, New Zealand, Uzbekistan and Morocco

Posted May 20, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Boeing 787 Dream Tour plane must soon return to the Boeing test fleet, but not before one last leg of its worldwide roadshow takes it through Australia, New Zealand, Uzbekistan and Morocco in late May and early June.

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Rescuers Locate Crashed Sukhoi Superjet On Indonesian Mountain

Posted May 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 that crashed in Indonesia on Wednesday has been located by rescuers.

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In a photo posted on Sky Aviation's Facebook page, the Sukhoi Superjet-100 demonstrator sits at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Jakarta before takeoff Wednesday. Ten Sky employees were onboard.
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Sukhoi Superjet Demo Flight Crashes in Indonesia, Plane and 46 Passengers Missing

Posted May 9, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 performing a demonstration flight for media, airline and aviation personnel with 46 people onboard crashed near a mountain in Indonesia on Wednesday. Their fate was not immediately known, as a rescue operation had to be called off due to bad weather.

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EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER (B-16713) taxis at JFK. (Photo by Mark Szemberski)
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EVA Air Buys Three New Boeing 777-300ER Jets

Posted May 8, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Taiwan-based EVA Air has ordered three additional Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a deal worth about $930 million based on list prices.

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Boeing 787-8 passes the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial on the River Visual approach to Reagan National Airport's Runway 19. (Photo by Boeing)
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Fat Guy On a Little Runway: Boeing 787 Dreamliner Lands at Reagan National

Posted May 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing’s 787 Dream Tour made its way to an improbable destination on Monday — Washington’s Reagan National Airport — a field that will almost certainly never see scheduled 787 service due to its size constraints.

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This China Eastern Airbus A340-600 will soon belong to Boeing. (Photo by Eric Dunetz)
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World’s Biggest Trade-In? Boeing Buys Five Airbuses to Seal China Eastern 777 Deal

Posted May 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing has agreed to buy five Airbus A340 jets from China Eastern Airlines as part of a deal that will send 20 new Boeing 777s to China.

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Rendering of a WestJet Bombardier Dash 8 Q400. (Image by Bombardier)
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WestJet Orders 45 Bombardier Q400 Turboprops for New Regional Airline

Posted May 3, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Canada’s WestJet announced this week that they had signed a letter of intent to buy up to 45 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop aircraft to launch a new regional airline.

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Lufthansa's first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental taxis for departure to Frankfurt. (Photo by Chris Sloan/Airchive.com)
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160 Photos of Lufthansa’s First Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Posted May 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Formally delivered late last week, the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental actually flew home to Frankfurt with its Lufthansa owners on Tuesday.

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Rendering of a Boeing 737-9 MAX with the new Advanced Technology Winglet. (Image by Boeing)
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Boeing Says Radical New Winglets on 737 MAX Will Save Even More Fuel

Posted May 2, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Boeing on Wednesday revealed a unique dual-feather design for the winglets on its upcoming 737 MAX series.

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The first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner built at the airframer's new North Charleston, South Carolina, assembly facility. (Photo by Boeing)
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Boeing’s First South Carolina-Built 787 Dreamliner Emerges From Factory

Posted May 1, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An Air India-bound Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner rolled off of the airframer’s controversial South Carolina, assembly line on Friday to a celebration of the first aircraft completed at the new facility.

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Airbus Rolls Out First New A320 With Sharklets

Posted April 27, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Airbus has completed its first A320 aircraft built with Sharklet wing-tips, a design improvement expected to save operators large amounts of fuel.

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Lufthansa's first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (D-ABYA) takes off on a test flight. (Photo by Boeing)
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Boeing Delivers First 747-8 Intercontinental to Lufthansa

Posted April 25, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Lufthansa on Wednesday became the first airline to take the delivery of Boeing’s new 747-8 Intercontinental, a critical milestone for the largest passenger plane ever built by the airframer.

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