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BREAKING: Boeing 787-9 Earns FAA, EASA Certification

Posted June 16, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

Boeing’s newest offering in the 787 family received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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A member of NASA’s Global Hawk fleet takes to the air. Credit: NASA/Armstrong Spaceflight Research Center.
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It’s Hurricane Season and NASA is Ready Like Never Before

Posted June 16, 2014 by David Dickinson at Universe Today

What’s in the cards weather-wise for the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season? NASA is deploying its latest weapons in its hurricane-hunting arsenal.

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Rockefeller Son Dies in Westchester County Plane Crash

Posted June 13, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Police in Westchester, New York are responding to reports of a small plane crash just outside of Westchester County Airport on the campus of SUNY Purchase.

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PREVIEW: JetBlue Introduces Mint

Posted June 11, 2014 by Douglas Wint

Prior to the launch of Mint service on June 15, JetBlue gave NYC Aviation a peek of the Mint cabin on its new Airbus A321 (N923JB – “It’s Mint To Be”). It represents a dramatic shift from the norm for the traditionally egalitarian airline.

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The Conspiracy That Isn’t: Debunking Chemtrails

Posted June 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr. and John Steffen

The chemtrail conspiracy is a fact-less idea created by a misled and uninformed group. We explain the skinny on the science behind the unfortunate theory.

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils SpaceX Dragon V2 next generation astronaut spacecraft on May 29, 2014. Credit: Robert Fisher/America Space
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Meet SpaceX’s New Manned Dragon: Cool Animation Shows ‘How It Works’

Posted June 3, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

Want to meet and fly aboard SpaceX’s next generation manned Dragon V2 spacecraft? Well hop aboard for a ride to the International Space Station and back.

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The CS-100 aircraft involved in the incident, FTV1. Image courtesy Alexandre Gouger via Wikimedia Commons.
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Developing: C-Series Flight Tests on Hold After Engine Failure

Posted May 30, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Bombardier has halted the C-Series flight test program after one of the test aircraft experienced an uncontained engine failure while undergoing maintenance tests.

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Watch Live: SpaceX Unveils Their First Manned Spacecraft at 10pm EST

Posted May 29, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

SpaceX will unveil what will be the next American spacecraft to take humans to space, the Dragon 2! Watch it live…

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Smoke On! The 2014 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

Posted May 29, 2014 by Scott Snorteland

The 11th annual Bethpage FCU Air Show at Jones Beach occurred over Memorial Day weekend. Scott Snorteland gives us an inside look at this sign of summer.

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United 757-300 N57857 was one of the aircraft involved in the incident.
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The Reality Behind the “Hawaii Near Collision”

Posted May 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Recently, a passenger’s account of a near collision between his flight and another near Hawaii has received a lot of attention. However, all was not as he made it seem. We separate the facts from the fiction and explain why this is proof that the system works.

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United Airlines Launches New Embraer E-175 Service

Posted May 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

United Airlines recently launched its first routes using Embraer E-175 aircraft under the United Express brand. These routes mark the beginning of the United Express fleet renewal, where newer aircraft will replace older, less efficient ones.

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JetBlue Awarded Tenth Consecutive Customer Satisfaction Award

Posted May 14, 2014 by Adam Sheinhaus

JetBlue has been rewarded with its tenth consecutive Customer Satisfaction Award among low-cost carriers by JD Power.

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Members of the Miami Airport Watch Program pose alongside MIA airport personnel and a 21 Air 767, (Photo: Miami Airport Watch)
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Miami Launches its Airport Watch Program

Posted May 8, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Miami International Airport has a large and active planespotting community and has become the latest airport to employ spotters as an added layer of security.

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American to Add Eight New Routes in the Midwest

Posted May 5, 2014 by Adam Sheinhaus

American Airlines and US Airways’ consolidation continues as American today announced the addition of new routes linking small and medium sized Midwest cities to its hubs.

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The LaGuardia Curfew Revisited: Why Your Late Flight Ended Up At JFK

Posted May 1, 2014 by Jason Rabinowitz

The weather in NYC is getting warmer, and that means that the infamous overnight curfew at LaGuardia Airport is back. What does it mean for your flight?

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Malaysia Airlines 777-2H3-ER, registered 9M-MRO, which went missing Friday as flight 370. (photo via Aero Icarus on Flickr)
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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Intentionally Diverted

Posted May 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Malaysia Airlines has lost contact with a 777-200 flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 people.

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NASA 905 Retires and Moves to Johnson Space Center

Posted April 28, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

NASA 905 will be the centerpiece of a new $12 million exhibit at Johnson Space Center, complete with a mock-up of a space shuttle on its back.

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Azul Announces Flights to United States on Airbus A330s and A350s

Posted April 23, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Brazilian Azul Airlines has announced plans to obtain Airbus A330 and A350 aircraft and operate them to the United States beginning in early 2015.

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BREAKING: JetBlue Pilots Vote to Unionize

Posted April 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

By an overwhelming 71% majority, JetBlue Airway’s more than 2500 pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the nation’s largest union for pilots.

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In Ft. Lauderdale, A Hotel Is Demolished To Make Way For A New Runway

Posted April 22, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

The next phase in the construction of Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport’s new runway began recently with the demolition of a nearby hotel. That space was needed to ensure that aircraft have a sufficient safety area at the end of the runway.

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