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Photos: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Takes Off on First Flight

Posted March 20, 2011 by Nate Strong

Boeing’s 747-8 Intercontinental took off Sunday from Paine Field, kicking off the flight test program for the longest passenger aircraft in the world and the largest plane ever built by Boeing.

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Liveblogging the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental First Flight

Posted March 20, 2011 by Nate Strong

The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is set to make its maiden test flight today at 10am Pacific time, 1pm Eastern. Stay tuned for live updates from Paine Field in Washington.

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Korean Air Orders Two More Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Posted March 18, 2011 by BNO News

Korean Air has decided to order two new Boeing 747-8 Freighters in a deal valued at approximately $639 million, the companies announced on Friday.

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Libya Closes All Airports After UN Authorizes No-Fly Zone

Posted March 18, 2011 by BNO News

Libyan authorities have reportedly closed civilian airports, including Tripoli International Airport, after the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution to impose a no-fly zone on Libya.

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Air France and Airbus Charged with Manslaughter in Flight 447 Crash

Posted March 18, 2011 by BNO News

Air France on Friday was charged with manslaughter, just one day after Airbus was charged with the same offense, for the 2009 crash in the Atlantic Ocean that killed all 228 people on board.

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US Airline Passenger Revenue Up 13 Percent in February

Posted March 18, 2011 by BNO News

U.S. air passenger revenue rose 13 percent in February, marking the 14th consecutive month of revenue growth, according to a report by the Air Transport Association of America.

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Flights from Tokyo Trigger Radiation Alarms in Chicago and Dallas

Posted March 17, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Two flights from Tokyo which landed in Chicago and Dallas triggered radiation alarms at those airports on Wednesday.

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Iran Builds ‘Flying Saucer’ UAV Which Is Not Round, Looks Nothing Like a Saucer

Posted March 16, 2011 by BNO News

Iran on Wednesday unveiled a home-made unmanned ‘flying saucer’ called the Zohal during an exhibition of strategic technologies.

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Get Free NYCAviation Gear When You Donate to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

Posted March 16, 2011 by Phil Derner Jr.

In the wake of the horrible events that are still taking place in Japan, NYCAviation has set up a donation page to help the millions that are estimated to be in need of assistance. Donations will be rewarded with free NYCAviation t-shirts and stickers.

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Turkish Fighter Jets Intercept Iranian Cargo Plane, Nothing Illegal Found On Board

Posted March 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday released a detained Iran cargo plane after a search found nothing illegal.

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Plane Crash at Long Beach Airport Kills Five

Posted March 16, 2011 by NYCA Admin

At least two people were killed when a King Air crashed near Long Beach International Airport in California.

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US Airline Ticket Sales Up 11% In First Two Months of 2011

Posted March 16, 2011 by BNO News

Airline tickets sold by U.S.-based agencies increased 11.22 percent year-over-year for the first two months of current year, and a 26 percent increase over the same period in 2009, according to a new report.

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US and EU Reach Aviation Safety Agreement

Posted March 15, 2011 by BNO News

The European Union on Tuesday announced that it had reached a cooperation agreement with the United States regarding civil aviation safety.

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Japan Imposes No-Fly Zone Above Crippled Nuclear Plant

Posted March 15, 2011 by BNO News

The Japanese Transport Ministry on Tuesday imposed a no-fly zone near the quake-hit Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant

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Alaska Airlines to Ground Flights to Eureka and Redding, Calif.

Posted March 11, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Alaska Airlines has announced it will discontinue flights linking the northern California cities of Eureka and Redding with Los Angeles.

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At Least One Killed in Tennessee Cessna Crash

Posted March 11, 2011 by BNO News

A small two-engine airplane on Friday crashed in Smyrna, Tennessee killing at least one person although initial reports had said three had been killed.

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Video: Tsunami Washes Over Japan’s Sendai Airport

Posted March 11, 2011 by NYCA Admin

An hour after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake heaved the Pacific floor off the coast of Japan, security cameras captured the moment Sendai Airport was washed out by the ensuing tsunami.

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US Airline Passengers Paid $9.2 Billion in Baggage, Other Fees in 2010

Posted March 11, 2011 by BNO News

Consumers paid more than $9.2 billion in fees to U.S. airlines in 2010 for checked baggage and other services, according to a new study.

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Photos: Cargo Plane Makes Gear-Up Landing at Boeing Field

Posted March 11, 2011 by NYCA Admin

No one was injured when a Fairchild Metro III landed without its landing gear at Boeing Field Thursday night, forcing the closure of the airport’s main runway.

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Cathay Pacific Orders 10 More 777-300ERs from Boeing

Posted March 10, 2011 by NYCA Admin

Cathay Pacific Airlines and Boeing announced on Wednesday that the Hong Kong-based carrier had ordered 10 more 777-300ER jets valued at $2.8 billion based on list prices.

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