PANDAS ON A PLANE!! FedEx donated a flight to two pandas born in the U.S. to transport them to China. To commemorate, they slapped some Panda decals on their first Boeing 777F, which we bring to you with both photo and video coverage.
Flightglobal’s Webbies of 2009 has declared NYCAviation to be the Best Enthusiast Site of the year, and third in Best Use of Social Media. Ranking so high in the two new categories, we have all of you to thank!
A Florida man has shared some never-before-seen footage of Challenger’s catastrophic 1986 launch.
Calgary-based Westjet is set to receive its first logo jet, a Boeing 737-800 wearing the titles “la garantie qui tient,” the French version of the airline’s “Care-antee” marketing campaign.
AirplaneGeeks.com is hosting an online game, “Jetpardy”, where NYCAviation’s Founder will be going up against Henry Harteveldt from Forrester Research and Brett Snyder from CrankyFlier.com. Tune in Sunday, January 31st at 8pm!
Seems like a bad idea if you ask us, but if you really want to experience a plane crash in the middle of the Pacific and end up on a mystery island where no one can find you, Kayak.com has a deal for you.
Spanish Typhoon shoots down four American F-15s in combat training. India seems to be a safe-haven for drunk pilots and a place where upgrades to First Class fail to produce all the amenities. An Ethiopian 737 crashes off the coast of Lebanon, Delta looks to spends on aircraft upgrades, UK says the VC-10 is safe, and China Eastern pax get $3 tix.
A Taban Air Tu-154 carrying 157 people has crash-landed and caught fire at Mashhad International Airport in northeastern Iran.
An airport technician was nearly crushed by a Cargolux 747 Freighter landing at Luxemburg.
Have a glimpse at what ramp operations are like at Port-au-Prince in Haiti with photo and video. Five Continental employees prepare to go on trial for the 200 crash of the Concorde, AirAsia gives free flights for baby born on-board, Space Shuttle sales price comes down and an Aeromexico ERJ goes off the runway in Tijuana.
A TSA agent plays a joke on an unsuspecting passenger that sends him to another government service…the unemployment line. An errant US Airways CRJ is caught by an EMAS, Emirates to bring A380 back to JFK, Sully’s water-logged A320 for sale, Gulfstream off the runway at TEB, Delta adds extra MD-90s and more!
A man threatens to blow up Robin Hood Airport on Twitter! A former ATA 757-300 diverts to Guam, ATCers in Spain are making 7-figures, reports say 2009 had the worst pax revenue drop ever, Obama’s nominee for TSA lead bows out, the FAA clears an Alitalia 767-300 tail strike at JFK.
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley calls Harrison Ford an “Elitist” for his comments on the closing of Meigs Field, and more…
A report has emerged that a large crane being used to build a new trash transfer station in College Point got a bit too close for comfort to LaGuardia Airport runway 31 arrivals earlier this month.
The team at Upgrd.com interviewed Phil Derner from NYCAviation on their weekly podcast, discussing recent airline news, Phil’s experience working for a charter airline on the road, and discussing the hobby of aviation enthusiasm; why the hobby is fun, airport security issues, and our recent appearance on the Today Show.
On the one-year anniversary of US Airways Filght 1549, we caught up with Air Traffic Controller Patrick Harten to talk about what has happened since the accident and learn more about what went on behind the scenes and also more about the events from his perspective.
American Airlines says operations are returning to normal as of 6:09pm eastern time following the evacuation of their JFK Airport terminal Saturday afternoon.
Air transport is the best means by which to get much-needed aid into Haiti after their devastating earthquake. With scores of aircraft trying to get in, we provide continuous coverage of what’s been heading their way, and the challenges that are faced in helping millions in their recovery. (Updated 1:27pm)
A Brazilian court on Tuesday threw out another judge’s acquittal of two American pilots involved in the 2006 Gol Flight 1907 crash, which killed 154 people.