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Elinor Smith, Aviatrix of the Golden Age of Aviation, Gone West

Posted March 29, 2010 by Julie Vessigault

Elinor Smith, the “Flying Flapper of Freeport”, known for breaking many aviation records for either gender in the 1920s and 1930s, died on March 19th. Today, we celebrate her accomplishments and achievements by sharing with you her incredible story.

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Hawaiian’s First Airbus A330 Emerges From the Paint Shop

Posted March 27, 2010 by NYCA Admin

French Frogs Airslides has captured Hawaiian Airlines’ first Airbus A330-200 at Toulouse.

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The Lav: Japan Fights Flight Attendant Fetishists; Frequently Flying Finns to Earn Free Floppers

Posted March 26, 2010 by Andy Bokanev

Canned Japanese flight attendants are being warned not to sell their uniforms. Plus, new rewards for Finnair passengers, Emirates employees arrested for sexting, Lufthansa opens the world’s first airport beer garden in Munich, and more!

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Early Bird Report: Airlines Could Swing $7 Billion Turnaround in 2010

Posted March 24, 2010 by NYCA Admin

2010 could be a good year for US carriers. Boeing and Airbus claim victory in WTO fight. Boeing will break a 787′s wings on Sunday. Southwest shrinks its fall sched. US Airways asks for delay exemptions.

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Northwest 757s Flew 17 Years Without Proper Inspections: FAA

Posted March 23, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

The FAA has proposed a fine of almost $1.5 million against Northwest Airlines after if failed to inspect wiring near cockpit windows on some of its aircraft for 17 years.

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Early Bird Report: WTO Decision Expected This Morning; Qantas Pilot Had Urges to Crash Planes

Posted March 23, 2010 by NYCA Admin

WTO Airbus report to be issued. Lufthansa pilots set strike date. Qantas pilot was a few nuggets short of a Happy Meal. Milestone for 747-8. New flights to a West Virginia golf resort.

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Delta and US Say They Will Sell Slots to Get Swap Approved

Posted March 23, 2010 by Matt Celmer

Delta has announced a deal which would seemingly fulfill at least some of the stipulations set forth by the FAA for its slot swap with US Airways to be approved.

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JetBlue to Remain New York’s Hometown Airline

Posted March 22, 2010 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue Airways announced today that it is keeping its headquarters in New York City, following a year of speculation that the company might move out of the area to reduce costs.

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Betting On Industry Recovery, Boeing Boosts Production Rates of 747 and 787

Posted March 19, 2010 by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Betting on an airline industry recovery by the end of the year and a return to profitability in 2011, Chicago-based Boeing announced today that it will increase production rates on its popular 777 and 747 jumbo jet lines.

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Problems with maintenance on American MD-80s brought the airline its second fine from the FAA. (Photo by Phil Derner, Jr.)
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FAA Proposes Second Fine Against American

Posted March 19, 2010 by Mark Lawrence

Issues with maintenance performed on McDonnell Douglas MD-80s brought American Airlines their second recent fine from the FAA for $300,000, which would total over $1 million this month.

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Orlando Gains, John Wayne Loses Virginity

Posted March 18, 2010 by Andy Bokanev

Virgin America announces new Orlando and Toronto flights and fleet expansion plans.

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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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