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Air Berlin Shrinks Boeing 787 Order, Defers 737s

Posted March 16, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Air Berlin says they will be cutting down their Boeing 787 orders from 25 down to 15, and their purchase options from 10 to 5 in an adjustment to travel demands.

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PHOTO: Southern Air Unveils New Paint Scheme

Posted March 16, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

Cargo charter airline Southern Air introduced a new paint scheme on one of their Boeing 747-300s, which was caught at Miami International Airport by Luimer Cordero.

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Sun Country Announces Summer Service to London

Posted March 16, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Sun Country will launch its first transatlantic route on June 11th, offering weekly flights between Minneapolis and London using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

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Lufthansa A380 to Take Flight in May

Posted March 13, 2010 by Mark Hsiung

Lufthansa’s CEO has confirmed that their A380 Super Jumbo should up in the air by the end of May, though its first destination has yet to be announced.

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Iraqi Government Firms Up 787 Buy

Posted March 10, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

The Government of Iraq finalized their previously announced deal to purchase 10 Boeing 787-8 airliners for Iraqi Airways.

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Jet Fighters and Lenses: The ISAP Photographers Meet in Las Vegas

Posted March 9, 2010 by Alberto Riva

The International Society for Aviation Photography were out in force at this year’s second Red Flag training exercises at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas. Alberto Riva takes you there with coverage from both sides of the camera.

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Waves of Change: Caribbean Airlines to Operate Air Jamaica Ahead of Imminent Sale

Posted March 8, 2010 by Brian Futterman

An agreement to continue Air Jamaica operations under the Caribbean Airlines brand goes into effect next month, but the Jamaican government is now being forced to modify the terms of the deal in anticipation of even bigger changes for the region.

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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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