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Crazy Fokkers: 100-Seat Airliner Market to Get More Crowded Thanks to Dutch Cash Injection

Posted March 8, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A group of investors which has been attempting to restart the Fokker assembly lines for over a decade has secured a crucial development loan from the Dutch government.

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Turkish Airlines Orders 20 Boeing 737s

Posted March 8, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalized a deal for 20 next-gen 737 aircraft fitted with Boeing’s new Sky Interiors.

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Allegiant Purchases Six Boeing 757s for Hawaii Service

Posted March 5, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Allegiant Air service will soon extend beyond the mainland to Hawaii, thanks to the purchase of six 757s to be delivered over the next two years.

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Southwest Shows Interest in Buying LaGuardia and National Slots if Delta and US Complete Swap

Posted March 5, 2010 by Julie Vessigault

Some scarce flight slots at LGA and DCA will hit the market if Delta and US go along with the DOT’s stipulations for their slot swap, and Southwest seems to be interested in scooping some up.

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Boeing Hires Atlas Air to Take Over Dreamlifter Flying

Posted March 5, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Atlas Air will soon assume the flying duties for Boeing’s fleet of Dreamlifter cargo aircraft, a contract currently held by Evergreen International.

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Catch Me If You Can: Fake Airline Pilot Arrested

Posted March 4, 2010 by Brian Futterman

A man who flew hundreds-of-thousands of passengers aboard airliners all across Europe for over a decade has been arrested after it was revealed he is not a licensed pilot.

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Boeing NewGen Tanker Enters Air Force KC-X Competition

Posted March 4, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Boeing’s pitch for the US Air Force’s latest tanker competition will be a 767-based jet retrofitted with displays from the state-of-the-art 787 flight deck, among other improvements.

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Amerijet Receives First of Two Boeing 767 Freighters

Posted March 4, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Miami-based Amerijet has leased its first two wide body freighters to compliment its fleet of Boeing 727s.

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Captain Sully becomes airborne for the last time before his retirement form US Airways. (Photo by Mark Lawrence)
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Sully’s Final Departure: Miracle on the Hudson Hero Flies Into Retirement (w/ Photos)

Posted March 3, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a national hero for his successful water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River, completed his final airline flight today, entering retirement following a 40 year career as a professional pilot. We bring you photos of his last departure out of Ft. Lauderdale.

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Little Kid Takes Over JFK Airport Control Tower

Posted March 3, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A recording of a young boy giving takeoff clearances to flights at JFK Airport has landed at least one air traffic controller in hot water with the FAA.

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Republic Airways May Dump Midwest and Frontier Airlines Brand Names

Posted March 2, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Republic Airways’ spokesman Carlo Bertolini has announced their interest in “unifying” their brand through the elimination of Midwest and Frontier names.

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American Airlines Opens Spiffy New Cargo Terminal at JFK

Posted March 2, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

American Airline Cargo on Monday opened a new state-of-the-art 135,000sq ft cargo facility New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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The Great JFK Runway Closure of 2010: Your Definitive Guide

Posted March 1, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

JFK’s runway 13R/31L is in need of some rehabilitation, which will have a major effect on an already strained airfield operation. Here’s what the changes will mean to travelers, airlines and planespotters.

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Republic Orders 40 Bombardier CS300 Jets

Posted February 26, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Republic Airways has signed a deal to become the North American launch customer for Bombardier’s new 100-150-seat line of aircraft.

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United Airlines Twitter Account Hacked

Posted February 26, 2010 by NYCA Admin

It appears United Airlines’ Twitter account was hacked early Friday morning. Or not…

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Allegiant to Begin Flights Between Myrtle Beach and Three New Midwest Destinations

Posted February 25, 2010 by Justin Surguine

Best known for connecting small markets with popular tourist hot-spots, the self-proclaimed “Official Airline for Sunshine” will soon link to Myrtle Beach from Youngstown, Ohio, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Knoxville, Tenn.

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PHOTOS: Fourth Boeing 787 Airframe Takes Flight

Posted February 24, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Boeing’s fourth 787 Dreamliner test plane made her maiden flight on Wednesday. David Lilienthal brings us exclusive photos of the occasion.

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Escaped Cat Forces Closure of Newark Airport Security Checkpoint

Posted February 24, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Kitteh mistakes X-ray for cheezburger masheen, makes hoomanz miss flite.

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Kingfisher Airlines to Join oneWorld Alliance

Posted February 24, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

OneWorld adds 58 Indian cities to its route map as Kingfisher signs up as an ally.

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Frontier to End San Jose Flights

Posted February 24, 2010 by Mark Hsiung

Frontier Airlines will end their two daily flights between San Jose and Denver while expanding service between Denver and San Francisco.

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