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Polish President Killed in Plane Crash with 95 Others Near Smolensk, Russia

Posted April 10, 2010 by NYCA Admin

All 96 passengers onboard a Polish Air Force jet including President Lech Kaczynski were killed when it crashed near Smolensk, Russia.

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The Lav

The Lav: Pay-per-Pee on Ryanair, Weekend at Bernie’s 3 At the Airport and More No-Good Aviation News

Posted April 10, 2010 by Andy Bokanev

This week’s roundup of weird aviation news includes Ryanair and Spirit fighting for the most unfair fare, a pair of women who attempted to smuggle a corpse onto a flight, and more.

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PHOTOS: Gulfstream Jet Collides With Tanker Truck at Boeing Field

Posted April 9, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A vintage Gulfstream jet collided with a fuel truck at Boeing Field Thursday evening, pinning the driver for more than an hour and causing a substantial fuel spill.

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British Airways and Iberia Have the Urge to Merge

Posted April 8, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A 13-year love affair between two of Europe’s largest flag carriers was finally consumated today, as British Airways and Iberia signed a formal deal to combine their businesses.

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US Airways Negotiating Merger with United Airlines

Posted April 7, 2010 by NYCA Admin

US Airways could be weeks away from announcing the purchase of United Airlines, according to a NY Times report published this afternoon.

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Spirit Becomes First Airline to Charge for Carry-On Baggage

Posted April 6, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Spirit Airlines takes a bold move in baggage fees by being the first to charge for carry-ons…up to $45 to stuff your junk in the overhead.

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The Lav: TSA Wants to Inspect Your Monkey and Off-Roading In an Aeroflot Ilyushin

Posted April 3, 2010 by Andy Bokanev

A look at the TSA’s new guidelines for protection against monkey bombs, AirTran and Southwest exchange ads in a commercial war, instructional video of how NOT to land an Ilyushin and more!

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JetBlue and American Airlines Announce Strategic Connection Deal at JFK and Boston: Confirmed

Posted March 31, 2010 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue and American have announced a groundbreaking agreement connecting domestic and international flights at JFK and Boston.

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Southwest Carries Most Passengers During 2009 Industry Downturn

Posted March 30, 2010 by NYCA Admin

In the midst of a 5.3% industry-wide decline in passengers, Southwest Airlines retained its crown as the nation’s biggest carrier in 2009. American finished second overall while carrying the most international passengers.

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Early Bird Report: United Sees Pacific Recovery; Relatives of Air France 447 Victims Sue Airbus

Posted March 30, 2010 by NYCA Admin

United Airlines sees a recovery in their biggest international segment. Plus, Cape Air to codeshare with American, Air France 447 victims sue Airbus, Etihad launches AUH-NRT, and Delta is hiring agents.

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Elinor Smith, Aviatrix of the Golden Age of Aviation, Gone West

Posted March 29, 2010 by Julie Vessigault

Elinor Smith, the “Flying Flapper of Freeport”, known for breaking many aviation records for either gender in the 1920s and 1930s, died on March 19th. Today, we celebrate her accomplishments and achievements by sharing with you her incredible story.

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Hawaiian’s First Airbus A330 Emerges From the Paint Shop

Posted March 27, 2010 by NYCA Admin

French Frogs Airslides has captured Hawaiian Airlines’ first Airbus A330-200 at Toulouse.

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The Lav: Japan Fights Flight Attendant Fetishists; Frequently Flying Finns to Earn Free Floppers

Posted March 26, 2010 by Andy Bokanev

Canned Japanese flight attendants are being warned not to sell their uniforms. Plus, new rewards for Finnair passengers, Emirates employees arrested for sexting, Lufthansa opens the world’s first airport beer garden in Munich, and more!

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Early Bird Report: Airlines Could Swing $7 Billion Turnaround in 2010

Posted March 24, 2010 by NYCA Admin

2010 could be a good year for US carriers. Boeing and Airbus claim victory in WTO fight. Boeing will break a 787′s wings on Sunday. Southwest shrinks its fall sched. US Airways asks for delay exemptions.

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Northwest 757s Flew 17 Years Without Proper Inspections: FAA

Posted March 23, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

The FAA has proposed a fine of almost $1.5 million against Northwest Airlines after if failed to inspect wiring near cockpit windows on some of its aircraft for 17 years.

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Early Bird Report: WTO Decision Expected This Morning; Qantas Pilot Had Urges to Crash Planes

Posted March 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

WTO Airbus report to be issued. Lufthansa pilots set strike date. Qantas pilot was a few nuggets short of a Happy Meal. Milestone for 747-8. New flights to a West Virginia golf resort.

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Delta and US Say They Will Sell Slots to Get Swap Approved

Posted March 23, 2010 by Matt Celmer

Delta has announced a deal which would seemingly fulfill at least some of the stipulations set forth by the FAA for its slot swap with US Airways to be approved.

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JetBlue to Remain New York’s Hometown Airline

Posted March 22, 2010 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue Airways announced today that it is keeping its headquarters in New York City, following a year of speculation that the company might move out of the area to reduce costs.

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Betting On Industry Recovery, Boeing Boosts Production Rates of 747 and 787

Posted March 19, 2010 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Betting on an airline industry recovery by the end of the year and a return to profitability in 2011, Chicago-based Boeing announced today that it will increase production rates on its popular 777 and 747 jumbo jet lines.

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Problems with maintenance on American MD-80s brought the airline its second fine from the FAA. (Photo by Phil Derner, Jr.)
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FAA Proposes Second Fine Against American

Posted March 19, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Issues with maintenance performed on McDonnell Douglas MD-80s brought American Airlines their second recent fine from the FAA for $300,000, which would total over $1 million this month.

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