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JetBlue Brings New Flights and Help to Motown

Posted March 11, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

JetBlue launched new service to Detroit while also making a big donation to a school in Detroit’s inner city. NYCAviation was there to chronicle the dual festivities.

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Checking in on Norwegian Air Shuttle at Ft. Lauderdale

Posted February 28, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence checks back in with Norwegian Air Shuttle to see how things are going with their Ft. Lauderdale operation.

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Laser Attacks on Aircraft a Rapidly Growing Concern

Posted February 25, 2014 by Gabe Andino

Laser attacks on aircraft are on the rise. To combat this problem, the FAA and FBI have taken strong steps to find and prosecute those guilty of pointing lasers at aircraft.

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An overhead, class 1 crew rest area onboard a LAN 787. (NYCAviation file photo)
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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part Three

Posted February 21, 2014 by Karlene Petitt

In the third article in our series, Karlene Petitt takes a look at the impact of the new pilot fatigue regulations on long haul international pilots.

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Tons of New and Changed Service at NYC Airports in 2014

Posted February 20, 2014 by Ben Granucci

New York City’s airports are in line to see a whole bunch of new and changed service in the coming months. Here’s a look at what to expect.

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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part Two

Posted February 19, 2014 by Eric Auxier

The newly implemented FAR 117, which outlines flightcrew rest requirements, was a factor in the recent weather-related flight cancellations that impacted various US airports. NYCA Columnist Eric Auxier delves into some of the more significant changes and their implications on airline operations and flight safety.

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Waking Up to the Issues of Pilot Fatigue: Part One

Posted February 17, 2014 by John Steffen

NYCAviation explores significant changes in 2014 in how the FAA and airlines address — and conquer — the problem of pilot fatigue.

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Gary Kelly, President, Chairman, and CEO of Southwest Airlines, Addresses the media at Dallas Love Field. Photo courtesy Southwest Airlines.
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Southwest Airlines Announces New Routes Out of Dallas

Posted February 3, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Monday morning, Southwest Airlines announced which routes it will serve from Dallas Love Field when the Wright Amendment expires in October.

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Valentine’s Day Flowers Travel the Globe on American Airlines

Posted January 30, 2014 by Mark Lawrence

It will soon be that special time of year again when cargo containers laden with mass amounts of flowers are transported around the world on many cargo and commercial carriers. NYCAviation visited with American Airlines to sniff out the answers to questions about the floral transportation business.

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The "12th Man" flag is waved out the cockpit window as the Seattle Seahawks arrive at Newark. (Photo: AP)
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NYC Airports Get Ready for Super Bowl XXLVIII

Posted January 27, 2014 by Nate Anderson

NYC area airports will see a large number of flights coming in for Super Bowl XLVIII. Here’s what to expect.

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Indictments Today in 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK

Posted January 23, 2014 by Ken McQuillan

On Thursday, the FBI arrested five suspects believed to have taken part in the infamous 1978 Lufthansa Heist at JFK, made famous in the film “Goodfellas”.

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Five Years Later, Still a Miracle

Posted January 15, 2014 by Stephen Weisbrot

On January 15th, 2009, US Airways flight 1549 ditched into the Hudson River after striking a flock of birds. Today, it is still a miracle.

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American Eagle Airlines to Become Envoy

Posted January 14, 2014 by Ben Granucci

American Eagle Airlines has announced that it will be renamed Envoy starting this spring. But why did they make the change and what does it mean for the passenger?

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Into The Sunset: Delta’s Final DC-9 Flight

Posted January 8, 2014 by Brian Stevenson

Delta completed the final scheduled flight of its workhorse DC-9, ending almost 50 years of scheduled airline service by the type. NYCAviation was there to record the festivities.

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A Day of Passenger-Facing Changes at American Airlines and US Airways

Posted January 7, 2014 by Ben Granucci

January 7th 2014 was a day of many changes for American Airlines and US Airways, as the airlines began rolling out their unified passenger experience. Menawhile, American Airlines launches its new Airbus A321 service between New York and Los Angeles.

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Delta Connection Jet Slides Off Taxiway at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Posted January 5, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Icy surfaces at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport caused a Delta Connection CRJ-200 to slide off a taxiway after landing. The icy conditions also caused a temporary shutdown of the airport.

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An Evergreen 747-400 flies off into the sunset. Photo by Mark Szemberski
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UPDATE x2: Will They Stay or Will They Go? The Saga of Evergreen International Airlines

Posted January 2, 2014 by Ben Granucci

Multiple published reports have indicated that Evergreen International Airlines will be shutting down its operations at the end of the month. At least publicly however, Evergreen states that the rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated.

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Cathay Pacific Becomes First Asian Airline to order 777X

Posted December 23, 2013 by Adam Sheinhaus

On Friday, Boeing and Cathay Pacific announced an order for 21 of the manufacturers new 777-9X aircraft. With the order, Cathay Pacific becomes the first airline in Asia to order the new type.

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A damaged Delta Boeing 737 sits out of service at JFK.
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Photo: Aircraft Damage and Perimeter Breach Adds to Holiday Travel Woes at JFK Airport

Posted December 22, 2013 by NYCAviation Staff

Holiday travel congestion wasn’t all that JFK had to contend with Sunday.

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American Airlines Unveils its New Airbus A321 Transcontinental

Posted December 18, 2013 by Douglas Wint and Mark Hsiung

Big changes are happening at American Airlines. We go behind the scenes to preview its first Airbus A321 Transcontinental (A321T) scheduled to begin revenue service in January 2014.

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