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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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Flying from JFK to LGA is still faster than driving on the Van Wyck
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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 shown ferrying Space Shuttle Discovery. (Photo courtesy of NASA)
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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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NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden, left, Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana announce that NASA just signed a lease agreement with SpaceX of Hawthorne, Calif., for use and operation of NASA’s KSC Launch Complex 39A. Credit: Nicole Solomon
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SpaceX Leases Historic Launch Complex 39A from NASA

Posted April 22, 2014 by Ken Kremer, UniverseToday.com

The keys to NASA’s historic launch Pad 39A that propelled humanity’s first man to walk on the Moon have been handed over to new owner SpaceX.

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The Changing Face of FLL

Posted April 10, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is in the midst of a large-scale runway and terminal improvement project. Mark Lawrence visits FLL to get the latest on the status of the project and how it has impacted operations at the busy South Florida airport.

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The Solar Impulse team has built a second aircraft to fly around the world in stages in 2015. Solar Impulse team is working around Solar Impulse 2 to prepare the official presentation of the solar airplane that will happen on April 9, 2014. The test flights phase will start in spring and last until the end of summer 2014 at Payerne airfield. The first round-the-world solar flight is scheduled for 2015. Image courtesy of Solar Impulse.
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Solar Impulse 2 Unveiled, Round-The-World Flight Planned

Posted April 10, 2014 by Ben Granucci

On the heals of the successful Across America journey last summer, Solar Impulse has unveiled the all-new solar powered aircraft that will take them around the world in 2015.

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An artistic conception of the X-37B in Earth orbit. Credit: The U.S. Air Force
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USAF’s Super-Secret X-37B Approaches a Milestone

Posted April 9, 2014 by David Dickinson at Universe Today

A secretive mission will pass a quiet milestone at the end of this month when the U.S. Air Force’s unmanned spaceplane the X-37B surpasses 500 days in space.

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A Southwest Airlines 737 flies the Bridge Visual Approach to Newark's Runway 29.
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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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