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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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Volcanic Ash Forces Unprecedented Airspace Shutdown in Europe

Posted April 15, 2010 by NYCA Admin

Much of Europe’s airspace is closed until further notice due to a massive cloud of dangerous ash spreading southeastward from a volcano in Iceland.

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Indonesian 737 Skids Off Runway and Breaks Up During Storm

Posted April 13, 2010 by NYCA Admin

A Merpati Nusantara Airlines 737-300 slid off the end of the runway and into a river while landing in Indonesia Tuesday morning and split in two, injuring 23 of the 103 people on board.

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Polish President Publicly Ridiculed Pilot Following 2008 Flight Diversion

Posted April 12, 2010 by NYCA Admin

The crew of the doomed Polish Air Force jet which crashed on Saturday—killing the President and other top Polish officials—may have felt pressured to land in dangerous conditions.

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PHOTOS: China Eastern’s New 737 Special Paint Scheme Spied in Seattle

Posted April 12, 2010 by Phil Derner Jr.

China Eastern Airlines has a new special scheme on a Boeing 737-700 that was captured by David Lilienthal at Boeing Field before being delivered to Shanghai.

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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: 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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