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Commentary: Why Did a B747 DreamLifter Land at Jabara?

Posted November 22, 2013 by Justin Schlechter

Many people wonder how this could happen, given the advanced avionics coupled with the impressive training all 747 pilots receive. This is a difficult question to answer, but consider these facts: it wasn’t the first time this has happened, as commercial flights have landed at incorrect destinations in the past. If history repeats itself, an errant landing will almost certainly happen again.

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American Takes Delivery of First A321

Posted November 21, 2013 by Mark Lawrence

American Airlines took the next step in its fleet renewal process by taking delivery of their first Airbus A321. Revenue service is expected to begin in January 2014.

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Boeing Dreamlifter Lands at Wrong Airport; Can It Leave?

Posted November 21, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

Overnight, a boeing 747-400LCK (AKA, the Dreamlifter), landed at tiny Jabara Airport instead of its intended destination at McConnell Air Force Base. In the aftermath many questions have been raised, including whether or not there is enough runway for it to take off.

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UPDATED x2: 2013 Dubai Airshow Order Roundup

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Within hours of opening, the 2013 Dubai Airshow had already seen multiple aircraft order records broken. But just who ordered all of those planes and what did they get for their billions?

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Record-Breaking Launch for Boeing’s New 777X

Posted November 18, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Boeing launched the 777X series on Sunday morning with a total of 259 orders and commitments from 4 airlines. The new airplane will build upon the success of the current 777 series by using new, more efficient engines and wings in addition to other improvements.

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This Tatarstan Air Boeing 737-500, tail registration VQ-BBN, was involved in a deadly crash at Kazan, Russia. (Photo courtesy of Planespotters.net)
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Video: Tatarstan Airlines Boeing 737 Crashes at Kazan; All Aboard Perish

Posted November 18, 2013 by Eric McKirdy

NYCAviation has learned that at approximately 10:30 AM EST, Tatarstan Airlines flight U9-363/2B-363 from Moscow Domodedovo to Kazan Russia crashed after attempting a go-around from its second aborted landing attempt, instead impacting the ground and killing all 44 passengers and six crew aboard.

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New Airline Service Seeks to TAME the New York to South American Market

Posted November 15, 2013 by Ben Granucci

More new service between New York and South America is scheduled to begin next week as TAME Airlines begins service between Ecuador and JFK.

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BREAKING: Settlement Agreement in American/US Airways Merger

Posted November 12, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Late Tuesday morning, NYCAviation recieved word that American Airlines and US Airways had reached an antitrust settlement with the United States Department of Justice. This settlement will allow the merger to move forward, but at a significant cost in terms of both slot pairs and gates at both airlines hubs.

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BREAKING: Global Aviation Holdings Enters Bankruptcy (Again)

Posted November 12, 2013 by Eric McKirdy

Citing a global decline in demand for its chartered cargo and passenger transport services, NYC Aviation has learned Georgia-based Global Aviation Holdings tonight filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.

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UPDATED: Multiple People Shot at LAX Security Checkpoint

Posted November 1, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

A person shot multiple people at LAX on Friday morning.

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Allegiant Roars Into the Hudson Valley with New Service

Posted November 1, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Stewart International Airport in Newburgh, NY welcomed the return of Allegiant Air to the airport yesterday. Allegiant becomes the fourth carrier to serve the small airport north of New York City.

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FAA to Allow Use of Personal Electronic Devices Below 10,000 Feet

Posted October 31, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

A working committee from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday officially recommended allowing the use of personal electronic devices onboard aircraft below 10,000 feet. Some airlines are already racing to allow their customers to take advantage.

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JetBlue Airways Announces Earnings, Fleet Plans

Posted October 29, 2013 by Ben Granucci

JetBlue Airways on Tuesday announced its 3rd quarter earnings and some major changes to its fleet plans for the coming years.

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Photo Review: LAX Spotters Weekend 2013

Posted October 28, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Over 100 people came out to enjoy a weekend of LAX spotting in an event set up by PHXSpotters and NYCAviation.

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NTSB Issues an Interim Update on Asiana Flight 214

Posted October 25, 2013 by Ben Granucci

The NTSB on Friday morning announced that an investigative hearing will be conducted in December regarding the crash of Asiana Flight 214. They also provided an update on the progress of the investigation.

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JetBlue Unveils A320 Honoring the FDNY

Posted October 23, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

After months of anticipation, JetBlue today unveiled a specially painted Airbus A320 honoring the brave men and women of the New York City Fire Department.

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Delta’s Profits Soar to New Heights in Q3 2013

Posted October 22, 2013 by Ben Granucci

Delta Air Lines on Tuesday reported record profits of over $1 billion.

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A Night at the Museum With a Bombardier Learjet 85

Posted October 10, 2013 by Stephen Weisbrot

50 years in the making, Bombardier previews the Learjet 85 at an event as luxurious as the guest of honor itself.

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Flying To Paradise Just Got Even Better!

Posted September 25, 2013 by Jessica Ambats

Air Tahiti Nui celebrated 15 years of service in an event at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday. The airline has recently undergone a $17 million upgrade of its cabin which included the installation of seatback in-flight entertainment.

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Boeing Prepares For First 787-9 Flight

Posted September 16, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Are you ready for another first flight? Wasting no time after the successful first flight of the Bombardier CSeries, the Boeing 787-9 is scheduled to take to the skies for the first time tomorrow at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern. As always, that time and date may change due to weather or other factors, but we […]

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