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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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Enthusiast News

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

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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The Lav

The Lav: TSA Wants to Inspect Your Monkey and Off-Roading In an Aeroflot Ilyushin

Posted April 3, 2010 by Andy Bokanev

A look at the TSA’s new guidelines for protection against monkey bombs, AirTran and Southwest exchange ads in a commercial war, instructional video of how NOT to land an Ilyushin and more!

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JetBlue and American Airlines Announce Strategic Connection Deal at JFK and Boston: Confirmed

Posted March 31, 2010 by NYCA Admin

JetBlue and American have announced a groundbreaking agreement connecting domestic and international flights at JFK and Boston.

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Southwest Carries Most Passengers During 2009 Industry Downturn

Posted March 30, 2010 by NYCA Admin

In the midst of a 5.3% industry-wide decline in passengers, Southwest Airlines retained its crown as the nation’s biggest carrier in 2009. American finished second overall while carrying the most international passengers.

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Early Bird Report: United Sees Pacific Recovery; Relatives of Air France 447 Victims Sue Airbus

Posted March 30, 2010 by NYCA Admin

United Airlines sees a recovery in their biggest international segment. Plus, Cape Air to codeshare with American, Air France 447 victims sue Airbus, Etihad launches AUH-NRT, and Delta is hiring agents.

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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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Manufacturer News

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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