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Delta Orders 10 Airbus A330s, 30 American Made A321s

Posted September 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday morning, Delta announced an order for a total of 40 new Airbus aircraft, comprising of 10 A330-300s and 30 A321s. Delta currently operates 32 A330s, which previously belonged to Northwest, whereas the A321 will be a new aircraft for Delta, who operates 136 A319s and A320s. This is Delta’s first Airbus order since […]

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A320 Finally Certified For LiveTV’s Wi-Fi, Coming Soon To JetBlue

Posted September 3, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

After a quite long testing period, which wasn’t helped by the federal government sequestration slowdown, JetBlue subsidiary LiveTV LLC has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Airbus 320 from the Federal Aviation Administration for the brand new Ka-band internet system. Why is this important? Well, it is the last major hurdle stopping JetBlue […]

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Despite DOJ Suit, US Airways Moving In With American Air at JFK

Posted August 27, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Despite the looming lawsuit that threatens to stop the merger between American Airlines and US Airways, things will soon be changing at JFK. Starting tomorrow, August 28th, US Airways will move their operations at JFK to terminal 8, home of American Airlines. Currently, US Airways operates at JFK out of terminal 7, which is shared […]

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Final Airbus A318 Operated By A North American Airline Retired

Posted August 21, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The Airbus A318 can be thought of as the black sheep of the Airbus family. With a grand total of only 79 airframes built, the A318 program was simply not meant to be. Earlier this month, the final A318 based in North America, belonging to Frontier Airlines, has been retired at the young age of […]

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Budget Carrier Allegiant Air Coming To MacArthur, Returns To Stewart

Posted August 20, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Do you prefer your New York City airports to actually be about 50 miles outside of New York City? If so, we have some good news for you! Ultra low cost carrier Allegiant Air is planning a comeback to New York City… well, close to New York City at least. On Tuesday morning, Allegiant announced […]

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Pictures: Nose Gear Of United Boeing 767-300 Collapsed At Gate at IAH

Posted August 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

In the pre-dawn hours at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport airport, the nose gear of a United Boeing 767-300 apparently failed, dropping the nose of the aircraft into the ground. The aircraft, which was reportedly at gate E4, can be seen with its nose touching the ground, and tail section in an elevated position. We […]

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2013 Greenwood Lake Airshow This Weekend

Posted August 16, 2013 by Scott Snorteland

For the 5th straight year Greenwood Lake will play host to their hometown airshow this weekend August 16-18. “To help compensate for recent sequestration we worked to make this years show a true 3 day event,” states Tim Wagner, Greenwood Lake Airshow Director. Slated to kick off Friday, the show also added some new additions […]

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Latest 787 Glitch: What Happens When The Wrong Extinguisher Is Fired?

Posted August 15, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday, reports started to trickle in that The Boeing 787 Dreamliner had yet another glitch that airlines needed to sort out. No, it was not related to the lithium-ion batteries again, but something you will find on just about any aircraft in the air. ANA discovered faulty wiring in three of their 787s, resulting […]

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UPS Airbus A300 Crashes On Approach To Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Int’l

Posted August 14, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

UPDATE- 8/16/13 5:45pm The NTSB on Friday afternoon held their third press conference into the crash of UPS 1354, starting with a bit of good news. Despite considerable cosmetic damage, the flight data and cockpit voice recorders did not sustain internal damage. “The recorders did their job. We have good data from both the cockpit […]

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Justice Dept. Files Suit Against American Airlines, US Airways Merger

Posted August 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Tuesday morning, The United States Department of Justice, along with six states and the District of Colombia, filed a civil antitrust suit challenging the latest airline merger, between US Airways and American Airlines. The suit cites that the merger would “substantially lessen competition for commercial air travel in local markets throughout the United States” […]

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Cathay Pacific Expanding NYC Service With Newark Flights

Posted August 13, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Cathay Pacific is no stranger to the New York City area, with four daily flights out of JFK direct to Hong Kong and a robust cargo operation using Boeing 747-8Fs. For those of you that need to get to Hong Kong, but just don’t feel like schlepping all the way to JFK, we have good […]

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Truck Fire? Call In For Air Support!

Posted August 9, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

When your truck catches fire while on the Trans-Labrador Highway, you are in a pretty tight spot? The nearest town, let alone a fire truck, may be hundreds of miles away, and the fire might spread to nearby nearby trees long before help arrives. So, what do you do? Call in air support, that’s what! […]

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Celebrate National Aviation Week At LGA With Cradle of Aviation Museum

Posted August 9, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Passing through LaGuardia’s terminal B on the week of August 19th? If so, terminal B’s Food & Shops Marketplace and The Cradle of Aviation Museum will have a special exhibit waiting for you, celebrating National Aviation Week. Starting on the 19th, a “Story of Flight” exhibit will be on display, featuring model airplanes including a […]

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Delta & USHG Launching BusinessElite Express Meals On JFK-LHR Flights

Posted August 8, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Get ready, BusinessElite passengers, your meals on flights from New York’s JFK airport to London Heathrow are about to get a whole lot faster (and maybe even more delicious)! On Thursday, Delta announced a new partnership with Union Square Hospitality Group, which is led by Shake Shack and Blue Smoke creator Danny Meyer. In response […]

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Photos: Lion Air 737 Overruns Runway, Strikes Cow

Posted August 6, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

A Lion Air 737 overran a runway in Indonesia, striking a cow, as their second accident in just 4 months.

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Celebrate One Year of Curiosity On Mars

Posted August 6, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

One year ago today, NASA’s nuclear-powered Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity epically landed landed on mars in the most absolutely of dramatic fashion. The “sky crane” landing, dubbed “7 minutes of terror,” required the transformation into six different configurations, all of which worked exactly as intended. Since landing, Curiosity has found evidence of extraterrestrial water, discovered […]

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The New Premium Transcon: Who, What, When, Where, Why

Posted August 5, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Get Ready, New York City, the new premium cabins are coming! This week, we learned what JetBlue will be bringing to the premium transcon table, as well as new plans from Delta. United it also in the process of refitting their p.s. fleet, and American is gearing up to launch their new fleet. Oh, and […]

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Analyzing The New JetBlue Airbus A321 Video

Posted August 4, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Now that a few hours has passed since the discovery of a video showing off the interior of the new JetBlue Airbus A321 premium transcontinental product, we can take a few moments to break down what we see. The video starts with an overview of the economy section of the aircraft, showing completely redesigned seats. […]

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JetBlue Premium A321 Product Leaked On Vimeo?

Posted August 3, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Late on Saturday night, a video allegedly showing off the new JetBlue Airbus A321 premium cabin product (including mini-suite) surfaced on Vimeo. While the video has not yet been verified, it does come from an official JetBlue “pro” Vimeo account. Check out the video below, and tell us what you think! Introducing JetBlue’s New Interior […]

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Government Accountability Office Releases TSA Oversight Review

Posted July 31, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Wednesday morning, The House held a hearing on the challenges the TSA faces in the wake of a Government Accountability Office released the day before. The 38 page report detailing how the TSA could strengthen oversight of allegations of employee misconduct shows several weaknesses in the TSA misconduct system. The TSA’s reputation is not […]

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