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Rise of the Independence at Space Center Houston

Posted August 15, 2014 by Shannon D. Moore

As hundreds of onlookers watched, the 171,860 pound (86 ton) space shuttle Independence replica gently rose off its mobile transporter and onto the the NASA905 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft.

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Cathay Pacific Bids Farewell to the 747 at SFO

Posted August 15, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

Cathay Pacific bids a fond farewell to the Queen of the Skies, and looks forward to the future with replacements from Boeing and Airbus.

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Delta Air Lines Moves LGA-BOS Shuttle Flights to Terminal C

Posted August 14, 2014 by Nate Anderson

Delta Air Lines today announced that the New York operations of its Delta Shuttle flights to Boston Logan will move from LaGuardia’s Marine Air Terminal to Terminal C beginning November 2.

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Perfect Weather On Tap For This Weekend’s Greenwood Lake Airshow

Posted August 14, 2014 by Scott Snorteland

The 2014 Greenwood Lake Airshow is happening this weekend in West Milford, NJ. Airshow correspondant Scott Snorteland tells us what to expect at the show.

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LIVE: Watch “Rise of Independence,” Space Shuttle Raised Onto 747 in Houston

Posted August 14, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Watch live as the space shuttle replica Independence is raised and mounted onto the 747 shuttle carrier aircraft at Johnson Space Center.

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Up Close and Personal with the Cast of Airplane Repo

Posted August 13, 2014 by Sarina Houston & Eric Auxier

Standing in a tight circle at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the cast of Discovery Channel’s Airplane Repo looked like they could be ready to repossess an airplane or two.

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Video: Woman Forced Off Plane After Booking Wrong Destination

Posted August 6, 2014 by Phil Derner Jr.

A woman was forcefully removed from a US Airways flight bound for Portugal, after she thought she was headed to Brazil, and removed to get off the aircraft.

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Southwest ends Sea World Marketing Partnership, Will Repaint Shamu 737s

Posted August 1, 2014 by Steven Paduchak

After 25 years, Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are ending their marketing partnership. Under criticism from animal rights activists, the airline will repaint all three aircraft painted in the special “Shamu” color scheme.

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Boeing 787-10: The Dream Gets Bigger

Posted July 31, 2014 by Steven Paduchak

The aircraft’s latest model, the 787-10, will be assembled in North Charleston, South Carolina, as opposed to the state of Washington,

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Epic New Aviation Documentary Set To Wow Audiences In 2015

Posted July 30, 2014 by Ben Granucci

An epic new aviation documentary is set to wow audiences in 2015. Check out the first trailer for Aviation: the Invisible Highway here!

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Oshbash 2014: Twitter Meetup Focuses on General Aviation Growth

Posted July 30, 2014 by Sarina Houston

Over 100 self-proclaimed avgeeks gathered last night at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for Oshbash, a social media meetup designed to allow Twitter friends to meet in person.

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This Day in History: NASA Officially Established

Posted July 29, 2014 by Steven Paduchak

On this day in 1958, Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act in an effort to further advance America in space exploration.

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Up Close and Personal With a C-17 Globemaster

Posted July 24, 2014 by Danielle Gibeault

An aerial pairing of the C-17 Globemaster and the KC-135 Stratotanker was the recent highlight at a media day in which journalists were afforded the rare opportunity to ride along.

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DEVELOPING: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Crashes In The Desert of Mali

Posted July 24, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Contact has been lost with an Air Algerie flight between Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (OUA) and Algiers, Algeria (ALG). Flight 5017 was an MD-83 that was being flown by Spanish carrier Swiftair on behalf of the Algerian airline. The aircraft had 110 passengers and 6 crew members onboard. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane […]

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DEVELOPING: Malaysia Airlines 777 Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

Posted July 23, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

A Malaysia Airlines 777-200ER traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in the Ukraine on Thursday after a presumed surface-to-air missile strike.

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EXCLUSIVE: How Malaysia Airlines Can Survive Beyond 2014

Posted July 21, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

Despite years of financial losses and two Boeing 777 crashes, Malaysia Airlines could choose to rebound as a stronger company.

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United Flight 232: Surviving the Unthinkable

Posted July 18, 2014 by Gabe Andino

On July 19, 1989 an engine explosion left United 232 with no hydraulics and no controls, leading to a crash landing where many of the passengers survived. Now 25 years later we look back at this extraordinary accident and examine what went wrong, and what went right.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day Four

Posted July 17, 2014 by Ben Granucci

The industry days of the 2014 Farnborough International Air Show wrapped up quietly on Thursday. Only Airbus made any additions to their orderbook on this, the final day..

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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day Three

Posted July 16, 2014 by Ben Granucci

The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow continued on Tuesday morning with more orders from leasing companies and airlines.

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Farnborough International Airshow 2014 Wrap-up: Day Two

Posted July 15, 2014 by Ben Granucci

The 2014 Farnborough International Airshow continued on Tuesday morning with more orders from leasing companies and airlines. Leading the way was Air Asia X with an order for 50 A330-900neos

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