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Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter (N211LA). (Photo by Matthew Field via wikimedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Man Gets 25 Years For Shooting LAPD Helicopter

Posted October 12, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Don’t try to shoot down helicopters and you won’t go to jail.

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United Flight 1475 hit a big bird near Denver. (Photo via Twitter)
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United Plane Suffers Bird Strike Near Denver

Posted August 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A United Airlines jet hit a large bird near Denver on Tuesday.

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Armavia's first and only Superjet 100 (EK95015) is seen at Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport after its inaugural flight in April 2011. (Photo by Leonid Faerberg via Wikipedia)
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For Sale: One Armenian Airline, Includes Lightly Used Superjet

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Superjet launch customer Armavia is for sale, says its owner.

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British Airways Airbus A380. (Image by Airbus)
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British Airways to Delay A380 Deliveries

Posted August 3, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

British Airways is reportedly in talks to defer initial deliveries of the Airbus A380 superjumbos it has on order.

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A Travel Service Boeing 737-800 (OK-TVF) takes off from Brno, Czech Republic. (Photo by MarekV, CC BY-SA)
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Travel Service to Launch Prague-Miami Flights

Posted August 28, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Prague-based Travel Service Airlines is set to operate twice-weekly flights between Prague and Miami beginning November 14th.

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A JetBlue Airbus A320 like this one was diverted to Amarillo after the Captain suffered a panic attack. (Photo by Kaz T)
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JetBlue Says No Thanks to Naples After NIMBY Complaints

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Florida residents convinced JetBlue not to serve their city.

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Spain did not identify the suspects by name, but said two were from Chechnya and one from Turkey. (Photo by Spanish Interior Ministry)
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Spain Arrests Al Qaeda Suspects Who Planned Bomb Attacks Using Small Planes

Posted August 5, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Spanish authorities have arrested three Al Qaeda operatives who had obtained explosives and had been training to fly ultralight airplanes.

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Filling your car with jet fuel is only acceptable if it has a jet engine. (Photo by Skip Steuart via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND)
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Here’s Why Jet Fuel is Bad For Cars

Posted August 31, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Wait, is this really a thing that people have to be told? Yup.

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A Kingfisher Airlines Airbus A320 (VT-KEG) taxis at Bangalore. (Photo by marirs via wikipedia, CC-BY-SA)
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Kingfisher Owner Faces Arrest Over $2 Million in Bounced Checks

Posted October 15, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An arrest warrant has been issued in Hyderabad for billionaire Vijay Mallya.

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Aerial view of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Parking Attendants Stole $400,000

Posted August 7, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Three parking attendants at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum annex have been charged with pocketing $400,000 in fees.

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United Flight 175 impacts the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
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9/11 Negligence Lawsuit Against American and United Moves Forward

Posted September 5, 2012 by NYCA Admin

A judge ruled that a lawsuit against American Airlines and United Airlines over the destruction of the World Trade Center may proceed.

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Air France's newest Boeing 777-300ER (F-GZNL) takes off for Paris on its delivery flight. (Photo by Boeing)
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Shock: Air France Workers to Strike This Month

Posted October 18, 2012 by NYCA Admin

In a country known for its robust history of strikes, Air France employees are no different from any other profession.

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A shiny Spirit Airlines Airbus A320. (Photo by Matt Molnar)
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Passenger Sues Spirit Airlines Over ‘Deceptive’ Fee

Posted August 8, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Spirit Airlines is being sued in Miami over a so-called “passenger usage fee” which runs $16.

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A Jat Airways Boeing 737-300 (YU-ANV) seen in Zurich. (Photo by Gordon Gebert)
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AirAsia in Talks to Buy Jat Airways From Serbian Government

Posted September 6, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia is in talks to buy Jat Airways from the Serbian government and plans to build a European hub in Belgrade.

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TSA baggage inspection notice. (Photo by lynn.gardner via Flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA)
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TSA To Fire or Suspend 44 Newark Airport Screeners

Posted October 19, 2012 by NYCA Admin

The Transportation Security Administration says it will fire 25 screeners and suspend another 19.

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El Al Boeing 747-400 (4X-ELD) departing JFK's Runway 22R enroute to Tel Aviv. (Photo by Mario Craig)
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El Al Wants to End Cairo Flights From Israel

Posted September 17, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Israel’s national airline seeks an immediate halt to its once-weekly Tel Aviv-Cairo flights, citing empty planes and high security costs.

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New York's easternmost airport, Montauk could be shuttered in favor of housing. (Photo by Bing)
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Are Days Numbered for Montauk Airport?

Posted September 14, 2012 by NYCA Admin

An $18 million price tag combined with residential zoning and non-existent profits could mean MTP’s days as an airport are numbered.

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Magic Johnson's Gulfstream III (N32MJ). (Photo by Andrew W. Sieber via Flickr, CC-BY-NC)
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Fired Flight Attendant Sues Magic Johnson

Posted October 24, 2012 by NYCA Admin

Magic Johnson’s former personal flight attendant is suing the retired basketball star for wrongful termination.

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Aerial view of Chicago Midway Airport. (Photo by Chris Bungo)
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Midway Airport Worker Busted Stealing Copper Wire From Runway

Posted August 16, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A fuel pump operator at Chicago’s Midway Airport allegedly stole 500 ft of copper from a runway and sold it to a scrap yard.

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Air traffic control radar. (Photo by Photodune)
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Party Balloon Knocks Greek Air Traffic Radar Offline

Posted October 1, 2012 by NYCAviation Staff

A Greek air traffic control radar was knocked offline when a child’s helium-filled balloon floated into power lines and cut power.

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