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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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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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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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