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Flying Through History Aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress: A Photo Essay

Posted May 27, 2010 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was America’s workhorse bomber throughout World War II. Few flyable copies remain, but two of them, Liberty Belle and Aluminum Overcast, recently visited Seattle. We got to fly both of them.

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John Travolta’s Dogs Killed by Ground Equipment at Bangor Airport

Posted May 18, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A truck on its way to service John Travolta’s aircraft accidentally hit and killed two dogs belonging to the actor’s family as they were being walked on the tarmac at Bangor International Airport.

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MIT-Designed, Fish-Shaped Airliners Could Burn 70% Less Fuel

Posted May 18, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A team of MIT researchers has unveiled their aircraft designs for NASA’s N+3 initiative, an engineering study intended to help define the next three generations of commercial aviation while reducing fuel usage by 70% and NOx emissions by 75%.

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Cockpit Fire Forces United 757 to Make Emergency Landing

Posted May 18, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A small fire broke out in the cockpit of a United Airlines flight to Los Angeles about 30 minutes after taking of from New York JFK Sunday evening, forcing the Boeing 757 to make an emergency landing at Washington Dulles.

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(Photo by Yevgeny Pashnin)
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JFK’s Bayswater Park Padlocked Due to Budget Cuts

Posted May 13, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Budget cuts today brought upon the sudden, though expected closure of Bayswater Point State Park, a popular spot for aviation enthusiasts and their families. Find out how you can help get the park opened again so you can enjoy those famous skyline photos from JFK.

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Southwest Announces Two New South Carolina Destinations

Posted May 13, 2010 by Julie Vessigault

Charleston and Greenville-Spartanburg will be added to the Southwest route map starting next year.

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Video: Boeing Powers Up First GEnx-Engined 787

Posted May 13, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Boeing has completed the first power-up and engine testing of a General Electric GEnx powered 787 Dreamliner.

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JetBlue Forms Alliance with South African

Posted May 8, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

jetBlue Airways and South African Airways have announced a partnership that will allow passengers to fly on both airlines with a single ticket.

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American Airlines Pilot Argues with Control Tower, Makes Emergency Landing at JFK

Posted May 7, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A snippity exchange between the crew of an American Airlines 767 and the Kennedy Airport control tower on Wednesday concluded when the plane made an emergency landing.

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RwandAir Orders Two Boeing 737-800s

Posted May 6, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Rwanda’s national carrier, RwandAir, has ordered two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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Dramatic Control Tower Audio: Flight Carrying Times Square Bomber Ordered Back to Gate Moments Before Takeoff

Posted May 4, 2010 by NYCA Admin

In a turn of events worthy of a Hollywood action film, the flight aboard which suspected Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad was attempting to escape to the Middle East was just seconds from taking off before being hurriedly ordered to return to the gate.

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Name the Badger! Latest Frontier Airlines Spokesanimal Joins Fleet This Saturday

Posted April 30, 2010 by NYCA Admin

An Embraer E-190 wearing a Wisconsin Badger on its tail was unveiled Thursday, marking the seventh animal species represented on Frontier aircraft.

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Southwest Fined $200,000 for Bumping Passengers

Posted April 29, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Despite its stellar record of passenger care, Southwest has been caught breaking federal rules with regards to how it treats passengers bumped from oversold flights.

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Port Authority Boss: LaGuardia Airport Should Be Torn Down

Posted April 28, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The head of the agency which runs New York’s airports says the only way to fix LaGuardia is to tear it down and rebuild it from scratch.

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Southwest Unveils Florida One, Their Newest Specialty Plane

Posted April 23, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Southwest Airlines introduced its latest state jet on Friday, dubbed “Florida One – a High-Flying Salute to the Sunshine State.”

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PHOTOS: Air Force One, Marine One and Air Force Two Visit New York on Earth Day

Posted April 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

No matter what you might think of the guys on board, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t think the meticulously polished aircraft used to transport the President and Vice President of the United States are among the prettiest you’ll ever see.

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Scot Wearing a Hooters Sweatshirt Sums Up the Ashpocalypse from Edinburgh Airport

Posted April 17, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A gentleman wearing a Hooters sweatshirt lays down the situation in three words.

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Transaero Applies to Launch Service from Moscow to New York and Miami

Posted April 16, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Moscow-based Transaero has applied to the US DOT for permission to launch service between Moscow-Domodeovo and New York-JFK International Airport, as well as Miami International Airport.

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SPY PHOTOS: SunExpress New Livery Revealed

Posted April 15, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

World’s first photos of a new livery for SunExpress 737s.

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Thousands Of European Flights Canceled Through Friday Afternoon

Posted April 15, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Many European nations have extended airspace closures through Friday afternoon as forecasts show no signs of Iceland’s volcanic ash abetting.

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