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Signing Up For Global Entry- A First Hand Account

Posted July 30, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

After several months of listening to “you don’t have Global Entry?” I finally decided to pull the trigger and sign up for the “trusted traveler” program. For those of you that may not have heard of Global Entry, lets take a moment to go over what the program is. Basically, in so many words, it […]

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July 2013 Aviation News In Review

Posted July 30, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

July 2013 was quite a month in the aviation industry, where it seemed like not a single week went by without a major accident, incident, or big story occurring. Because simply so much happened over the last month, we thought it would be best to take a look back, and remember all the news which […]

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Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Announces Airport Improvements

Posted July 25, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Thursday afternoon, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Announced a series of upcoming projects which will improve the regions airports. The first in a series of releases announced the authorization of $225 million to modernize LaGuardia Airport’s infrastructure. The series of “site, building and utility modernization projects” will generate 1,500 jobs, […]

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Spirit Airlines’ Dirty, Relevant Ads Strike Again

Posted July 24, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Spirit Airlines is well known for their rather…off beat…take on the news, and this week the airline has once again published some rather interesting animations. For whatever reason, the world media has been absolutely fixated on the birth of the royal baby, and Spirit has jumped on the bandwagon to advertize $19.90 fares for $9 […]

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UPDATED: Southwest 737 Nose Gear Collapse at LGA

Posted July 24, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

UPDATE: Friday 7-26-13 New video has surfaced on YouTube today from the inside of Southwest 345 as the Boeing 737 landed at LaGuardia. The video clearly shows that the aircraft did not flare at all, and impact with the runway was quite forceful. Shortly after coming to a stop, a passenger is heard saying “there’s […]

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American Airlines Continues Fleet Renewal With Airbus A319 Delivery

Posted July 23, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Tuesday in Hamburg, Germany, American Airlines took delivery of their first 128 seat Airbus A319. The A319 is the second new aircraft to be introduced to American’s fleet in recent months, adding to the Boeing 777-300ER. American placed a large order for A320 family aircraft in 2011, and will see a total of 15 […]

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UK AAIB Issues Safety Recommendations After Ethiopian 787 Fire

Posted July 18, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Thursday morning, the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch issued special bulletin concerning the investigation into a fire in a Ethiopian Boeing 787 at London Heathrow last week. The AAIB says that the focus of the investigation has zeroed in on the emergency locator transmitter, or ELT, located at the rear of the aircraft. Subsequently, […]

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Photos: Inside The Asiana 214 Wreckage and Cleanup

Posted July 16, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

NYCAviation has obtained photos from the Asiana Boeing 777-200 crash site.

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Photo of Asian crash via surviving passenger David Eun (@Eunner) via Twitter.
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Updated 7/14/13: Asiana 777-200 Crash at San Francisco Airport

Posted July 14, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Reports are coming in of a plane crash taking place at San Francisco International airport, involving an Asiana 777 that crashed on landing.

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TV News Station Airs Prank Crew Names that NTSB Confirmed

Posted July 12, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr.

A San Francisco news station shared false prank names of Asiana 214 crewmembers that had been confirmed by the NTSB.

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Image showing the fire damage to the Ethiopian 787
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UPDATING: Ethiopian Boeing 787 Involved In Incident at London Heathrow

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

  Photos showing the rear galley and rear of the passenger cabin on an Ethiopian 787, the approximate area where a fire occurred in London. Credit: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren UPDATE 7-13-13 12:45pm The UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch this afternoon has issued a press release with addition details into Friday’s Ethiopian 787 fire. The AAIB stated […]

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#AvGeek Review: The New “Airplane Repo”

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

In 2010, a new reality show called Airplane Repo hit basic cable, giving the public an intimate look into the mysterious world of repossessing airplanes. The original three episodes, which aired in late 2010 and early 2011, followed Nick Popovich and his crew around the world, as they repossessed anything from business jets to a […]

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Photos: Landing Gear Issue Damages China Airlines Cargo 747 at JFK

Posted July 10, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

One of the main landing gear bogeys on a China Air Cargo 747 did not fully deploy Wednesday morning, slightly damaging the underside of the aircraft.

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Unstable Approach: Asiana 214′s Last Five Miles

Posted July 10, 2013 by Phil Derner Jr. and John Steffen

What is a stable approach and how “unstable” did Asiana Flight 214 become before impacting the ground?

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The NTSB Utilizes Social Media During Asiana 214 Investigation

Posted July 8, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Most government agencies work in mysterious ways, often times closed off from the public until their work is done and a final report is issued. The National Transportation Safety Board, however, has taken a different approach over the past few months. The NTSB has heavily leveraged Twitter and YouTube to keep the public informed on […]

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LIVE Video and Tracking: Solar Impulse’s Last Leg to NYC

Posted July 6, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Watch and track the live feeds of the solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft as it performs its final leg on the national tour to JFK Airport.

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Photos: American Airlines 777-300ER Backs Into 757 Wingtip at JFK

Posted July 3, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

On Tuesday at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, an American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER had a run in with the wing tip of a 757 (N173AN), causing damage to the 777s wing. Two photos uncovered on a Reddit post by user “blinkidy” show the wing tip of a 737 piercing the underside of […]

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Russian Rocket Carrying Navigation Satellites Gets Lost, Arrives At Ground

Posted July 2, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Early Tuesday, a Russian Proton-M rocket with a payload of three satellites malfunctioned almost immediately after launch, crashing down back into the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The three satellites were destined to become a part of the GLONASS constellation, a Russian version of the American GPS system, which has been undergoing modernization […]

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Australian Transport Safety Bureau Releases Final Qantas Flight 32 Report

Posted June 27, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau on Thursday released their final report into the Qantas A380 uncontained engine failure over Indonesia on November 4, 2010. The 305 page report gives a full account of the major incident, with images from inside the aircraft still in-flight, as well as a very detailed analysis of the cause. With […]

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Delta Goes Social, Adds Facebook Sharing To Mobile App

Posted June 27, 2013 by Jason Rabinowitz

Not to be outdone by JetBlue with #SoFly, Delta has announced an update to the Fly Delta mobile app which adds social media sharing functionality as well as a few other improvements. In their Taking Off blog on Thursday, Delta detailed the new social features of their iPhone and Android app. Passengers will be able […]

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