A Lion Air 737 falls short of the runway, impacting water and splitting into two.
Airbus on Monday held a ground breaking ceremony at the site of their future A320 family final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, signaling the start of construction of their first production facility in the Americas. The facility, which will produce the Airbus A319, A320, A321, is slated to start production on the first aircraft in [...]
UPDATE 10:00 AM: From 2006-2008, Emirates operated a flight from Hamburg to New York. Therefore, the flight announced Monday will be their first trans-Atlantic flight since 2007, not first ever. Emirates on Monday announced their first trans-Atlantic route, operating between New York (JFK) and Milan Malpensa (MXP) starting on October 1, 2013. The flight will [...]
Boeing overcame a major hurdle in getting the 787 Dreamliner back into commercial service on Friday, as they successfully preformed a certification demonstration flight in order to get the redesigned battery system approved. “Today’s flight departed from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. at 10:39 a.m. Pacific with a crew of 11 onboard, including two representatives [...]
Looking down from terminal D lounge at DFW, the new American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER easily stuck out. The angular tail and grey-ish paint contrasted sharply with the sea of dueling eagle tails and semi-glinting bare metal under a setting Dallas sun. Surprisingly it wound up looking not half bad in person. Even more surprisingly, the [...]
With the increased growth of air travel into South Florida, and in particular Miami International, officials at Ft Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Broward County embarked on a massive project to increase capacity. Breaking ground on January 23, 2012, the project started to expand the previous general aviation runway 9R/27L to a six story elevated [...]
The 787 Dreamliner will take to the sky today for the first time in weeks, as Boeing begins flight testing their modifications to the battery system. The flight, Boeing 272, is scheduled to take off from Paine Field in Everett, conduct a one and a half hour flight test, and then return to Paine Field. [...]
The FAA announced Friday the first round of contracted air traffic control towers to be closed due to sequestration, starting April 7th. Among the towers being closed is Trenton Mercer, which is just outside of Philadelphia and has recently seen Frontier expand their operations significantly. Although these airports will remain open, as approach and landing [...]
Two Southwest 737s clip wings while pushing back from their gates at Detroit Metro Airport.
In a webcast in Japan early Friday (late Thursday for the United States), Boeing briefed the world on the causes and solutions to the battery incidents that had ground the 787 fleet since mid-January.
We promised you when we ran our article on the Delta Airlines’ premium international cabin upgrades earlier this year that another article on domestic cabin changes was to follow. Today we deliver on that promise as we take a look at Delta’s domestic first class, which NYCAviation flew back in December of 2012 from Detroit [...]
Early Wednesday morning, it was discovered that a “cross-contamination incident” involving the connecting of non-drinkable and drinkable-water lines in Terminal 6 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) had occured. The non-drinkable water line was for the use of recycled chilled-air-conditioning water. “All airlines and concessionaires were immediately notified,” said Nancy Suey Castles, Public Relations Director, Los [...]
Virgin America becomes the second airline in the US to introduce fuel saving Sharklets. Want to name the plane?
Ties between NYC and Amsterdam go back over 400 years, with history continuing as KLM begins biofuel flights on a Boeing 777 to JFK.
Burgers and BBQ Coming To JFK Terminal 4 in the form of Shake Shack and Blue Smoke.
Sequestration To Shut Down 137 Control Towers on April 7th.
According to sources, multiple pilots have reported a radio-controlled drone while on approach to JFK Airport.