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Grab A Snickers: Newark Runway Closed for the Next Two Months

Posted April 3, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Earlier this week, runway 4L/22R began a 60 day shutdown for rehabilitation work. We take a look at just what impact this closure will have on the airport’s operations.

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Airline News

Donated FedEx Boeing 727 Arrives In Ft. Lauderdale

Posted April 3, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

NYCAviation was on hand as FedEx Express handed over one of their retired 727-200s to Broward County, FL for use as a trainer.

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Boeing and Air Canada finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead Air Canada’s single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, with a list price of $6.5 billion, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s, 28 737 MAX 9s, plus 18 options and 30 rights to purchase 737 MAXs. Pictured here are 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 in Air Canada livery. (Photo courtesy of Boeing)
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Airline News

Air Canada to Renew Its Fleet With the Boeing 737 MAX

Posted April 1, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

In a public announcement this morning, Boeing announced Air Canada has signed an order to purchase 61 737 MAX aircraft, and choosing Boeing as its partner to overhaul its single-aisle fleet of aircraft.

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BREAKING: North American Airlines Clings to Life, To Continue Flying…For Now

Posted March 31, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

North American Airlines has announced plans to attempt to keep two aircraft flying, even as parent company Global Aviation Holdings is liquidated.

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BREAKING: World Airways Immediately Shutting Down

Posted March 27, 2014 by NYCAviation Staff

Following on the heels of competitor Evergreen International Airlines, World Airways CEO John Graber announced earlier today that World will cease operations immediately.

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The missing Boeing 777-200, as shown in a file photo courtesy of Malaysia Airlines.
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Aviation News

Fact vs. Fiction: Malaysia Airlines 370 and Occam’s Razor

Posted March 20, 2014 by Eric Auxier

For 14 days now, the world has followed the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines 370. While the potential debris field recently discovered in the South Indian Ocean offers hope, the world has had two weeks filled with misdirection, red herrings, wild speculation and myriad theories being bandied about that range from the absurd to the preposterous.

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Military News

Inside the US Coast Guard’s SAR Response to a Plane Crash

Posted March 18, 2014 by George Damanis

What’s involved in a waterborne search for a missing plane? The Coast Guard and its hardworking members have been and continue to be semper paratus, or “always ready.”

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak delivers prepared remarks to media in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 2:30 AM EDT.
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Airline News

BREAKING: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Was Intentionally Flown Off-Course

Posted March 15, 2014 by Eric McKirdy

In a press conference, Malaysian PM Najib Razak confirmed that recent discoveries left no doubt that Malaysian Airlines flight 370 was hijacked.

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Vietnamese military searchers took this photo showing what was initially believed to have been wreckage of Malaysia Airlines 370. The debris was later proven to be from a different source.
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The Continuing Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Posted March 14, 2014 by Patrick Smith

People keep asking “how can a plane simply disappear?” It’s an idea that doesn’t seem to compute in an age of instant and total connectivity.

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JetBlue to Spin-Off IFE Provider LiveTV

Posted March 14, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

On Thursday, JetBlue Airways announced plans to sell its LiveTV subsidiary to Thales Group in a deal valued at $400 million

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Opportunity rover’s 1st mountain climbing goal is dead ahead in this up close view of Solander Point at Endeavour Crater. Opportunity has ascended the mountain looking for clues indicative of a Martian habitable environment. This navcam panoramic mosaic was assembled from raw images taken on Sol 3385 (Aug 2, 2013). (Photo courtesy NASA/JPL/Cornell/Marco Di Lorenzo/Ken Kremer - www.kenkremer.com)
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Government News

Mars Rover Opportunity Funding to Cease in 2015

Posted March 13, 2014 by Elizabeth Howell, UniverseToday.com

While NASA’s baseline 2015 budget request shows no funding for the long-running Mars mission past 2015, NASA says Opportunity could continue if extra funds become available.

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NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman Announces Her Resignation

Posted March 11, 2014 by Ben Granucci

NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman has announced her resignation from the National Transportation Safety Board, effective April 25th, 2014.

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JetBlue Brings New Flights and Help to Motown

Posted March 11, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

JetBlue launched new service to Detroit while also making a big donation to a school in Detroit’s inner city. NYCAviation was there to chronicle the dual festivities.

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Checking in on Norwegian Air Shuttle at Ft. Lauderdale

Posted February 28, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence checks back in with Norwegian Air Shuttle to see how things are going with their Ft. Lauderdale operation.

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Laser Attacks on Aircraft a Rapidly Growing Concern

Posted February 25, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Laser attacks on aircraft are on the rise. To combat this problem, the FAA and FBI have taken strong steps to find and prosecute those guilty of pointing lasers at aircraft.

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An overhead, class 1 crew rest area onboard a LAN 787. (NYCAviation file photo)
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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part Three

Posted February 21, 2014 by Karlene Petitt

In the third article in our series, Karlene Petitt takes a look at the impact of the new pilot fatigue regulations on long haul international pilots.

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Tons of New and Changed Service at NYC Airports in 2014

Posted February 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

New York City’s airports are in line to see a whole bunch of new and changed service in the coming months. Here’s a look at what to expect.

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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part Two

Posted February 19, 2014 by Eric Auxier

The newly implemented FAR 117, which outlines flightcrew rest requirements, was a factor in the recent weather-related flight cancellations that impacted various US airports. NYCA Columnist Eric Auxier delves into some of the more significant changes and their implications on airline operations and flight safety.

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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part One

Posted February 17, 2014 by John Steffen

NYCAviation explores significant changes in 2014 in how the FAA and airlines address — and conquer — the problem of pilot fatigue.

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Gary Kelly, President, Chairman, and CEO of Southwest Airlines, Addresses the media at Dallas Love Field. Photo courtesy Southwest Airlines.
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Southwest Airlines Announces New Routes Out of Dallas

Posted February 3, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Monday morning, Southwest Airlines announced which routes it will serve from Dallas Love Field when the Wright Amendment expires in October.

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